The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Biennial Inspection Summit was held January 29 – 31, 2019 in Galveston TX. This year, Sensor Networks, Inc, (SNI) was proud to present at several technical sessions including a presentation on Long-Range Wireless Ultrasonic Sensor Adoption for Corrosion Monitoring and NDE Applications by our very own Steve Strachan.
The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Biennial Inspection Summit was held January 29 – 31, 2019 in Galveston TX. It was the largest API Inspection Summit ever with 1,767 attendees – up 26% from the 2017 conference.
Being in the safety-critical asset management business means we know urgency and know how important it is to our customers to have the assurance that everything works. Recently, we were in such a situation. The phone rang on a Saturday morning - on the other side was a panicked customer who urgently needed a solution. The caller had their bar-mill production line effectively shut down due to an isolated failure of their phased-array transducers in their automated bar-testing machine. Their primary transducer supplier needed many weeks to respond to their request. The customer was at a loss until he reached out to his network and learned about a boutique transducer supplier in Central Pennsylvania called Sensor Networks, Inc.
We're pleased to introduce two of our newest employees Ben Lapp and Hannah Deal. They both will serve our growing marketing and communications department.
Process units such as refineries and chemical manufacturing facilities observe operational events happening on a daily, weekly, monthly, and sometimes even hourly basis that can induce pesky episodic or lasting corrosion. Perhaps an excursion or upset took place and you want to take a closer look at the integrity operating window (IOW) of that asset. Maybe a unit is being brought back online from a turnaround or maintenance activity and you want to monitor start-up conditions. Perhaps the facility is processing a new crude slate to take advantage of lower-priced, opportunity-crude feed stock.
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Protect a $5,000 phased-array transducer assembly with a $3 strain relief
Few people wake up in the morning and truly appreciate their cable’s strain reliefs. But SNI does.
In fact, in working with our key suppliers, we’ve spent a fair amount of time and money to develop an engineered product that will give our phased-array transducer customers added protection and insurance against cable failures.
Transducers are electro-mechanical devices that see wear and tear thorough normal usage especially with bending and twisting of the cable and its interface to the probe housing. A 128-element array transducer has two ends and 256 solder joints per end or over 500 solder connections per transducer!
Sensor Networks, Inc. was awarded Technology Company of the Year by The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) at their fourth annual Business Excellence Awards last Thursday, December 13th. Dr. James Barsinger, CTO of SNI and finalist for Business Leader of the Year, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Sensor Networks, Inc. (SNI) has strategically invested in people, processes and equipment to be a world-class, vertically-integrated UT transducer design-build shop. Whether it’s rapid prototyping of custom phased-array transducers or high-volume manufacturing of conventional single-element probes, our two-shift, on-premises machine shop ensures fast turnaround, high quality and a competitive cost position.