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.
Computer modeling of the acoustic energy in phased-array UT examination of nuclear-vessel bolts saves time, money and increases both POD and inspection productivity.
CORROSION 2019 is a highly-regarded trade conference sponsored by NACE International dealing with the issues of corrosion management and preventing its effects. Scientists, engineers, educators, researchers, vendors, asset owners and students alike come together and share their knowledge and ideas at NACE’s conference and trade show. This year, SNI enjoyed a productive run at the NACE trade show in Nashville, Tennessee the week of March 24, 2019. Members of SNI's team gave a few noteworthy presentations at the show.
Have you checked out our new Standard and Custom Ultrasonic Transducer Catalog? This new version boasts an improved layout and you'll find both our standard transducer solutions along with our custom ultrasonic transducer offerings. You'll also find case diagrams for all standard phased-array transducers.
Our top-notch team has the deep level of knowledge and decades of experience needed to solve even your most unusual, demanding and complicated NDT projects. Our extensive range of customized and standard transducer options are compatible with every major manufacturers’ conventional or phased-array instruments, making a cost-effective, high performance solution always available to meet your specific application requirements.
Ever wonder how phased-array UT applications are solved? Ever wonder how phased-array UT transducers are designed and built? Check out this video to learn more:
Recently, Sensor Networks, Inc. of Boalsburg, PA received a visit from a large user of PAUT transducers. As is customary, Mr. Jeff Anderson gave this special visitor a tour of its Boalsburg, PA factory to show the end user the many steps involved in making high-end, standard or custom PAUT probes.
Looking for new ultrasonic transducer sales material? Look no further, we just released our new custom transducer product brochure and our standard transducer catalog. Highlights of these pieces include: