One of the key priorities when making measurements is whether it’s safe to do so. Challenging environments such as extreme temperatures, heights and radiation can determine the actions you need to put in place to minimise risk to health. Our probes can be used to make your non-destructive testing (NDT) thickness, corrosion and erosion surveys safe – read more to find out why.
Risks that an inspector might be exposed to on site include:
- High / Low Temperature
- Remote Locations
- Explosive Environments
- Radiation (Nuclear)
- Heavy Plant
One easy solution is to remove the inspector from the hazardous environment by upgrading key data collection tasks to be fully automated. This means you could collect measurements at a pre-defined interval and transmit them to a centralised and safe location.
Our HotSense™ high-temperature ultrasonic transducers offer the ability to operate continuously within extreme environments to provide permanent-fixed point monitoring. Deployed directly on to the pipe or other asset using the rugged and reliable clamp-on deployment allows the sensors to be installed without isolation or shutdown of plant, and under insulation across -55 to +380°C and surface temperatures up 550°C. The ultrasonic platform has also been proven to be able to be radiation resilient, showing no degradation with exposure to 11 MGy gamma (at 367 Gy/min), and 2.6 x 1018 neutrons.cm-2.
If you are looking to – Minimise exposure to staff by reducing the time spent in the environment. Reduce the cost of inspection by removing the need for repeated rope access and scaffolding. Increase overall plant safety by reducing the exposure of staff to working at height and simplify data collection. Improve measurement reliability compared to manual inspection – Upgrading your sensors with Ionix HotSense™ technology will be the best step forward in keeping your technicians safe.