Verifying Internal Pitting with Automated Ultrasonic (AUT)

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Advanced Non-Destructive Testing


An oil company reached out to PROtect to see what inspection we could perform to verify internal pitting.

They wanted a solution that would not require them to drain their lines, halt their production process, etc. For this company, anything with over 50% wall loss meant they needed to cut out and replace.

We performed inspections using the Automated Ultrasonic (AUT) scanner. We found their original inspection to be off by 38%. This saved the company from cutting out and replacing this particular asset prematurely by an estimated 15 years.

The Result

Because of our honesty, integrity, and knowledge, the company did not lose production and was saved the costs of unnecessary repairs that their initial inspection indicated.

How Can We Help?

Safety, reliability, and compliance obligations can be the difference between a sustainable and profitable business and one that is not.

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