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Long-Range Wireless UT Sensor Adoption for Corrosion Monitoring & NDE Applications

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Feb 22, 2019 10:33:59 AM

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.

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Topics: Presentations

Plant Applications in IOW and FFS

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Feb 19, 2019 12:11:50 PM

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. 

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Topics: smartPIMS

From Zero to Ninety-two Elements in Under One Week.

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Feb 4, 2019 12:40:58 PM

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.

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Topics: Transducers

Remote, Automated, Non-intrusive Corrosion Monitoring with smartPIMS

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Jan 30, 2019 11:05:52 AM

Measuring Metal Loss with Installed Ultrasonic Sensors & IoT

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Topics: smartPIMS

Meet our New Marketing Communications Team Members

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Jan 23, 2019 3:51:20 PM

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.

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Topics: Insider

Time-Gated Corrosion-Rate Measurement using a Non-intrusive Ultrasonic Monitoring System.

Posted by Mitch Gribi on Jan 22, 2019 10:59:45 AM

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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Topics: webPIMS, Corrosion Monitoring

API’s 2019 Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Jan 14, 2019 2:09:04 PM

Come visit us at API’s 2019 Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit in Galveston, TX this year. 


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Topics: Trade Shows

The Lowly Strain Relief

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Jan 3, 2019 2:10:00 PM

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! 

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Topics: Transducers

CBICC names Sensor Networks, Inc. the Technology Company of the Year

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Dec 20, 2018 11:46:08 AM

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.

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Topics: Insider

Meet the Men of SNI’s machine shop

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Dec 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Transducers

About Sensor Networks, Inc.

Sensor Networks, Inc. has identified a problem in today’s world: when it comes to complex asset integrity, there are obstacles and challenges that you will face along the way. Where there are problems, innovative solutions should be created to fix them. With that basic mission in mind, Sensor Networks, Inc. was born.

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