The JAWS 2.0 tool uses a CMOS imager to provide a Full HD live image of the tool operation. In some applications of the tool in a nuclear power plant or radioactive material storage, it can be exposed to gamma radiation, which deteriorates the physical structure of integrated circuits. Quantifying the life of the retrieval tool helps the customer plan for efficient maintenance.
Ms. Junko Ozaki is pleased to announce that Sensor Networks will be working out of the following location in Japan:
Structural Integrity Associates (SIA) of San Jose, California with a local branch in Huntersville, NC caters its NDE service offering to safety-critical asset integrity components at nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Industry is currently experiencing cost pressures on a global scale coupled with time-sensitive issue diagnosis and resolution requirements. Plant outages is an example of nuclear facility management that is often measured in mere minutes.
Sensor Networks, Inc. (SNI) recently held a press conference in cooperation with the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) at SNI’s new facility on 366 Walker Drive, State College, PA. The press conference was held to kick-off remodeling in SNI’s new building and to announce a generous $122,000 grant for SNI’s new operation made possible by CBICC. The grant came from Centre County and six surrounding municipalities including the Borough of State College and College Township. At the event Jim Barshinger, SNI’s Chief Technology Officer, and Jeff Anderson, SNI's President and General Manager spoke to media and state, county and municipal officials about the grant and their future growth and employment plans.
Exactly four and half years after SNI got its start, our first patent was issued by USPTO for an ASSET-CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM representing the core idea behind the company’s original vision.
Sensor Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce a new member to its experienced team of NDT professionals: Mr. Art Leach
Today, information is expected to be instantaneous. We are used to “Googling” for information and receiving instant results, sometimes more than we imagined. Online monitoring systems in refineries check temperature, pressure, flow, motor condition, and many other aspects of fixed or rotating equipment.
Aging infrastructure is a topic many asset owners and regulators are concerned about. Recent occurrences of pipeline leaks, explosions and other failures are making the evening news. Companies responsible for the integrity of the pipeline are continually seeking new or improved methods of assessing and ultimately monitoring piping for specific conditions which could result in a leak or failure.
Monitoring process equipment operating at high temperatures can be very challenging. Piping, vessels, and other mechanical equipment are typically insulated to minimize heat loss. Surface conditions can be difficult for NDT technicians to properly couple ultrasound probes and obtain reliable thickness reading as couplant can quickly vaporize at those high temperatures.
Refinery operations can greatly benefit from embracing new technology available to them to create smoother operations. In fact, in a presentation given at NACE 2019, Michael Nugent of The Equity Engineering Group goes over why it is beneficial to have long-range wireless ultrasonic corrosion sensors for applications in refineries.