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      • Site survey services
      • Network mapping
      • Project management
      • Training
      • Deployment support
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Data & System Health Check


 

Ionix, working with our system partners, can provide ongoing System Service packages tailored to a client’s requirements. These can include:

  • Annual Service contract package (single or multi-year options; available)
  • Service frequency; a service review of the system would typically be undertaken on a quarterly basis. Remote or on-site options available depending on location and system.
  • Remote review of data output will provide:
    • Review of system set-up to confirm operating health and full feature exploitation of data sharing, alarms & trending tools.
    • Sensor stability check: to confirm continued sound mechanical fitment & asset coupling.
    • Network stability check: to confirm signal strength & mesh usage, to confirm continued data receipt, including:
      • Data collection frequency: to meet clients KPI’s.
      • Battery State of Health: to enable coordination with maintenance window / turnaround.
  • Periodic site visit and system inspection and provide update training and re-training of personnel changes.

Applications & Case Studies


 

  • alky

    CASE STUDY | Automated corrosion monitoring of alkylation units

    Non-invasive, corrosion trending with wireless ultrasonic probes and monitoring system to maximise throughput and run length of variable feedstocks.

  • On-Stream Corrosion Inspection Survey using a High Temperature UT Probe

    CASE STUDY | On-Stream Corrosion Inspection Survey using a High Temperature UT Probe

    A solution was sought by a leading inspection services term contractor for one of their clients operating a large petrochemical refinery to conduct in-service corrosion surveys across their facilities infrastructure. UT is critical to the plant’s needs and is used extensively for corrosion surveys, but the refinery includes assets with surface temperatures from 120°C to over 350 °C including gas boilers, pressure vessels and piping.

    Read our latest case study that highlights why on-stream inspection requires transducers with efficient acoustic coupling, and which can reliably make high-temperature wall thickness measurements to prevent the need for unplanned shutdown and maintain productivity while reducing costs.

  • In-service gas void detection and monitoring in nuclear energy

    CASE STUDY | In-Service Gas Void Detection and Monitoring in Nuclear Energy

    The ability to detect gas voids in cooling water lines was required by one of the largest electric power holding companies in the US, generating electricity from mixed sources, including 6 nuclear plants. Find out ho the Ionix solution helped.

  • FDLK Kit

    Field Data Logging Kit (FDLK)

    HotSense™ Field Data Logging
    Kit (FDLK) for automated
    ultrasonic measurement
    logging. For the rapid deployment and management of WirelessHART ultrasonic projects and data
    collection.

  • Buried Tailing Lines Application Note

    APPLICATION INSIGHT | Optimising the Management and Maintenance of Buried Tailing Lines

    Ionix EchoCorr™ is a non-invasive ultrasonic thickness monitoring system suitable for the mining, chemical and oil and gas industries to optimise the management and maintenance of buried tailing lines. Explore this Application Note for more information.

  • Erosion Monitoring of Buried Tailing Lines

    CASE STUDY | Erosion Monitoring of Buried Tailing Lines

    A solution was sought to monitor erosion caused by ore tailings from a mining operation in South America. The subsequent wall-loss has the potential to cause failures and loss of containment, resulting in lost productivity, and damage to nearby population and environment.

  • Ultrasonic monitoring of molten salt for energy

    CASE STUDY | Ultrasonic monitoring of molten salt for energy

    A solution was sought by a renewable energy plant operator to monitor the thermophysical properties of molten sodium- potassium nitrate “solar salt” at temperatures exceeding 360 °C / 680 °F.

  • You are what you refine

    BLOG | You Are What You Refine!

    Having solutions that can produce wall thickness readings that are far more frequently than what traditional manual inspection can offer puts decision making capability on par with process change as demand is placed on the asset and leads to improved profitability and enhanced safety. Find out more in our latest blog.

  • High-temperature weld root corrosion inspection

    Application Note – High-Temperature Weld Root Corrosion Inspection

    Ionix high-temperature TOFD transducers, with integrated wedges, are suitable for weld inspections at continuous elevated temperatures up to 350 °C. Here, the transducers with integrated wedges are mounted on to a modified EddyFi Lyncs scanner for high-temperature encoding, with high-temperature couplant, connected to
    commercially available Mantis UT set, and a carbon steel pipe weld inspected at 200 °C for weld root corrosion.

  • FDLK Kit - Field Data Logging Kit

    BLOG | Introducing the HotSense™ Field Data Logging Kit (FDLK)

    Introducing the Field Data logging Kit (FDLK), for the rapid deployment and management of WirelessHART ultrasonic projects and data collection. Ready to deploy data collection, node control and remote access solution for HotSense™ WirelessHART sensors.

  • GHANST

    Ionix visits GHANST and delivers a High Temperature Masterclass

    Ionix was welcomed back to Houston to connect with new and existing friends as well as conduct our high temperature masterclass aimed at giving current Ultrasonic NDT Technicians the training and confidence required to perform high temperature measurements using Ionix true high temperature transducers based on the award winning HotSense™ platform.  

  • Blog: HotSense_Steam

    Application Insight I Optimising the Management and Maintenance of Steam Pipes and Vessels

    Ionix HotSense is a non-invasive ultrasonic thickness monitoring solution;​

    For users of pressurised steam pipes and vessels​;

    Who want to  always know the remaining life of their assets;

    So that they can shorten outages to maximise availability and reduce outage costs​.

    Unlike manual inspection data HotSense provides trending of wall loss and detection of changes to predict maintenance intervals and optimize process conditions.

  • High Temperature TOFD Trial

    High-temperature TOFD trial

    A demonstration of the Ionix high-temperature TOFD transducers, with integrated wedges, for their suitability for weld inspection at elevated temperatures up to 240 °C is shown here. The wedges are mounted on to a modified EddyFi Lyncs scanner for high-temperature
    encoding, with high-temperature couplant, connected to commercially available UT sets from EddyFi and
    Olympus.

  • TOFD Eddyfi Lyncs

    High-temperature TOFD inspection of carbon steel weld

    Ionix high-temperature TOFD transducers, with integrated wedges, are suitable for weld inspection at elevated temperatures up to 350 °C. Here, the transducers with integrated wedges are mounted on to a modified EddyFi Lyncs scanner for high-temperature encoding, with high-temperature couplant, connected to commercially
    available Mantis UT set, and a carbon steel plate inspected at 240 °C for lack of side wall fusion and notches in the weld.

  • TOFD Scanner Test

    High Temperature Weld Root Corrosion Inspection

    Ultrasonic time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) is a popular method widely used in petrochemical, energy and other industries for the in-service detection and characterisation of welds defects such as root corrosion, porosity, inclusions, and cracks. However, with increasing demand for on-stream measurements, conventional TOFD is limited due to the temperature at which these probes can operate, often causing failure of the transducer, or causing noise in the wedges to mask the ultrasound signal.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    BLOG | High-Precision Wall Thickness Monitoring in a Nuclear Power Plant

    A solution was sought by a nuclear power plant to monitor high-pressure steam lines in proximity to the electricity generating turbines. High frequency and high quality data from inaccessible locations allowed maintenance teams to optimise repair and replacement programs to increase safety, maximise productivity and reduce costs. Read further to find out more.

  • Corrosion Monitoring Solutions

    Continuous on-stream wall thickness monitoring of a crude refinery process units

    An automated solution was sought for on-stream corrosion monitoring of multiple process units spread over the whole refinery site and included wall thickness monitoring locations at pipe surface temperatures of over 200 °C and as high as 520 °C.

  • Online-wall-thickness-monitoring-of-a-pulp-mill

    BLOG | Online Wall Thickness Monitoring of a Paper & Pulp Mill

    This latest blog explores the monitoring of remaining wall thickness of a blow line whilst in-service at temperatures cycling from ambient to 250 °C at a paper and pulp mill

  • High-Precision Wall Thickness Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plant

    High-Precision Wall Thickness Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plant

    A solution was sought by a nuclear power plant to monitor high-pressure steam lines in proximity to the electricity generating turbines. High frequency and high quality data from inaccessible locations allowed maintenance teams to optimise repair and replacement programs to increase safety, maximise productivity and reduce costs. Read further to find out more.

  • Post: Testing6

    Selecting the Right Couplant

    Selecting the right couplant for your UT inspection is critical to get the best measurement data and prevent unnecessary risks.

Some of our HotSense™ partners


 

  • iris 169
  • axess 169
  • oce 169
  • eddyfi 169
  • bilf 169
  • mistras 169
  • cygnus 169
  • sonotec 169
  • epri 169
  • proceq 169