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Detecting Wall Thickness in Inaccessible Locations with Short Range Guided Wave Inspection

MISTRAS Group, April 25, 2024

Webinar Overview

Touch points, supports, clamps, penetrations, and otherwise inaccessible areas in refineries and process plants can be impossible to access for quantitative wall thickness measurements, resulting in plant operators having to make judgment calls between potentially unnecessary shutdowns or risking a safety incident.

Join us as Inspectioneering teams up with MISTRAS Group for our webinar, “Detecting Wall Thickness in Inaccessible Locations with Short Range Guided Wave Inspection.” During this webinar, we inform mechanical integrity professionals about how short range guided wave inspection technology can provide accurate, quantitative thickness readings in inaccessible locations. Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • How short range guided wave services can effectively inspect for touchpoint corrosion without needing to lift lines for direct assessment.
  • Using axial and circumferential waves to detect various damage mechanisms.
  • How this technique minimizes the need to disturb known corrosion blooms/suspect areas.
  • Scanning soil-to-air interfaces, wall penetrations, clamp supports, and other circumferential-oriented features without removal.
  • Case studies showcasing short range guided wave’s efficacy as a quantitative tool.

About the Speakers

Erik Burr, General Manager of Guided Wave Ultrasonics at MISTRAS Group, has been involved in Guided Ultrasonics for 16 years, serving in both the field and in the office/management role. Erik is a certified Level IIAA (Advanced Applications) through GULT compliant with ISO 9712:2012 and ISO 17024:2012. He has spent the past 10 years leading technical teams that develop and deploy autonomous robotic platforms and x-ray imaging systems for the inspection of above-ground piping assets.

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