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GPR: Advantages, Methods and Applications

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used in a variety of applications: detecting natural or construction features within man-made structures or beneath the ground. This technology has the advantage of detecting metallic and non-metallic materials to produce high resolution maps that can be viewed at different depths within the scanned material. GPR services are provided by Russell NDE Systems Inc. for concrete imaging. 

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION

CUI: the hidden killer

With the insulation in place, this pipe looked perfectly fine!  There was no way to tell that the corrosion was quite advanced, and that the pipe could barely hold its design pressure.  It was just a matter of time before it failed, releasing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere with a high risk of a fire.

This customer knew that CUI was a risk that needed to be mitigated.  He chose to try the new CUI Bracelet Probe detection system from Russell NDE and liked it so much that he wrote a report and put the report in a newsletter.  Read that here.

 

New "Multigroup" software from Sonotron NDT

See Phased Array sector scan like never before

Sonotron are famous for developing software applications that permit the perfect imaging of where reflectors are situated in a component being inspected.  See video here

Their new MULTIGROUP T software is no exception.  For a demo of this amazing app, contact us at info@russelltech.com and ask for Michael.

Detecting Dents in Pipelines

Denting of pipelines is a significant challenge faced by those in the Oil & Gas industry, due to the thin-walled steel commonly used to make the pipe. Handling and construction can often result in dents that leave the pipe vulnerable to costly repairs or pipeline failure if left undetected for a long period of time.

Detecting Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Damage in Pipelines

With the continuous aging of Oil & Gas infrastructure, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) has become increasingly important to prevent catastrophic failures. A new innovation that allows for the safe screening of large areas of piping for internal and external damage mechanisms is now available. Electromagnetic technology has become a method of choice, with well established inspection procedures for piping, tubing, and plates applicable to a wide range of materials.

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