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Tanks, Pipes and Vessel Inspection

NDT Equipment - Tanks, Pipes and Vessel Inspection

Silverwing UK Ltd is the leading specialist in Non Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment for storage tanks, vessels and pipe work within the oil and gas and petro-chemical industries. We design, develop and manufacture advanced, seamless NDT solutions to evaluate the condition of industrial assets, supporting effective and safe operation.

Our NDT equipment include MFL (Magnetic Flux Leakage) corrosion detection, mapping, and sizing tank floor scanners, MFL pipe scanners, UT (Ultrasonic) Automated C-Scan corrosion mapping imaging systems, Manual B and C scan systems, UT wall and tank crawlers used for ultrasonic thickness measurements and remote B-scan imaging systems, electric vacuum box and compressed air driven vacuum boxes systems. Please select which technology, product or model you are interested in.

 

RMS2

 

The RMS2 is a high speed, high accuracy remote access ultrasonic corrosion mapping system designed to evaluate the condition of assets as storage tanks, pipelines, pressure vessels and other critical equipment, supporting efficient inspection programme that support integrity management processes to ensure effective and safe operation.

The RMS2 ultrasonic scanner can give 100% coverage in a band up to 1000 mm wide, significantly increasing Probability of Detection (POD) of defects and corrosion, enabling engineers to determine the optimum repair strategy and improve remaining life assessment (RLA) & risk based inspection (RBI) maintenance programs. The RMS2 is extremely flexible with a range of scanning heads to suit different inspection requirements.

 

Flexible Solution

All RMS2, automated ultrasonic scanner heads share the same high performance system controller so different scanning heads can be utilised depending on the inspection requirements. 
The steerable tractor units incorporate high torque stepper motors and powerful magnetic drive wheels ensuring the scanner remains fixed to the inspection surface even whilst inverted

 

Key Benefits:

  • Automated / remote access UT scanner
  • High speed ultrasonic testing
  • High probability of corrosion detection with up to 0.5 mm scan grid
  • Import inspection data to CMAP
  • Range of scanning heads
  • Inspection confidence
  • Field proven durability & reliability
  • Aid to reduce maintenance costs by minimising use of scaffolding
  • No paint removal required

Key Features:

  • Very high speed for fast coverage with real time image display
  • Variable scan resolution with up to 0.5 mm scan grid
  • Wide range of applications up to 170 ˚C
  • Inspection material thickness up to 150 mm
  • 3D data view for internal/external profile
  • Can be used on any ferrous item form 6” NB to flat plate
  • Longitudinal scanning head for increased productivity on crude oil transfer lines, slug catchers and the like
  • Up to 50 metre long x 1 m wide scan data acquisition feasible in one location
  • Field proven durability & reliability

SCORPION

 

The Scorpion is a rugged remote access ultrasonic (UT) crawler designed for cost effective ultrasonic inspection on ferro-magnetic structures such as storage tanks, vessels and offshore installations without the need for costly scaffolding or rope access associated with UT thickness gauging.

  • Scorpion DCP/A - 5 MHz dry coupled wheel probe
  • Scorpion BP – 5 MHz Irrigated bubbler probe

Key Features:

  • Complete UT crawler system
  • Full A-scan capture
  • High resolution B-scan image
  • Full recording of waveform up to 50 m distance
  • Simple profile, or full amplitude display
  • Battery powered for easy use
  • Permanently stored data for recall to assist with RLA & RBI trend forecasting
  • Field proven reliability
  • No couplant or paint removal required
  • Lower safety incident risk
  • Aid to reduce maintenance costs by minimising use of scaffolding

 

 UT LITE

The UT Lite is a portable, powerful, ultrasonic inspection system for corrosion profiling, mapping and weld inspection. Using Silverwing’s unique dry coupled scanning technology for corrosion profiling, mapping and standard TOFD probes for butt welds, it offers distinct advantages for inspection of storage tanks, pipework and pressure vessels.

The UT Lite is designed in line with Silverwing’s philosophy of easy and fast measurement collection coupled with extensive analysis tools. This approach ensures technicians can focus on completing the job efficiently whilst capturing all the raw data to assist in reporting and Risk Based Inspection (RBI). The system comes with three types of inspection capability, B-scan for fast encoded line scans, C-scan for detailed small area inspection and ToFD for weld inspection on tank shells and pipework. With the flexibility of plug and go scanners the UT Lite can be used in many areas of inspection.

 

R-Scan

The R-Scan is a manual, dry coupled B-scan ultrasonic scanner which can be used on a wide variety of assets ranging from 2 inch (50 mm) diameter pipe up to a flat surface.

  • 360 degrees In service corrosion profiling.
  • Ideal for remote locations, (no couplant required).
  • Inspect a variety of surfaces including pipes and elbows.
R-Scan corrosion profiling
R-Scan
 
 

Scorpion

The Scorpion is a rugged remote access ultrasonic crawler designed for cost effective A and B-scan imaging on structures such as tanks, vessels and offshore installations.

  • Dry coupled wheel probe.
  • Complete UT crawler system.
  • Remote access upto 164 foot (50 m) distance.

more information on the Scorpion crawler please click here

Scorpion
Scorpion
 
 

Thetascan

The Thetascan is a manual, dry coupled C-scan ultrasonic system which can be used for corrosion mapping on assets ranging from 12 inch (300 mm) diameter pipe up to a flat surface.

  • In service corrosion mapping.
  • Detailed C-scan with adjustable resolution.
  • Scan compensation for pipe diameter.
ThetaScan manual corrosion mapping
ThetaScan
 
 

ToFD

The ToFD Lite is a portable single channel system designed to inspect tank, pipe and vessel welds. The system includes H and A frames to cover a range of weld thickness and applications.

  • 5 MHz and 10 MHz probes.
  • 45, 60 and 70 degree angled wedges.
  • H and A Frame configurations.
ToFD weld flaw detection
ToFD Lite
 
 

B-Scan Software

The R-scan and Scorpion software has been designed to make life easier for the operator. The touch screen intuitive layout, with large buttons makes it ideal for site conditions, allowing the operator to conduct and analyse an inspection more efficiently. 

A nominal thickness line and an adjustable reporting threshold line can be displayed over any of the B-scan views (amplitude, profile and line) to identify reportable defects at a glance and allow rapid evaluation of the complete scan. Data can be stored in pre-defined formats to make grid and tank wall scanning patterns, with direct import into CMAP. All these features are designed to make data analysis and reporting easier for the operator.

UT B-scan view
 
B-scan view
UT proofile view
B-scan profile view with reporting markers
Report markers
 
Inspection details
 
 
 
 

C-Scan Software

Used as a follow-up inspection in conjunction with B-scan, or stand alone for C-scan mapping of small areas the system provides an easy to use 2D scan of an area. During a scan the software displays a real-time A-scan trace, C-scan image and a digital thickness measurements. The easy to use defect sizing tools make it simple for the operator to scan, analyse and highlight any areas of concern. 

Recorded C-scan images can be imported directly into Windows software packages such as Word or Excel. The scan resolution is selectable to enable quick large area scans, then adjusted to give fine resolution detail as required.

Ultrasonic setup
 
Zoom view
Heads up view
Headup view
Zoom view of C-scan
 
Gates and Delay Setup
 
 
 
 

ToFD Software

ToFD is now an established method for weld inspection, especially root corrosion. The simplified UT Lite system is easy to use for pipe and tank shell welds. 

The software shows an active A-scan display and the D-scan image and also features several measurement tools such as lateral wave, back wall, thickness, depth, height and length for accurate measurement of recorded scans. 
 

UT inspection details
 
Inspection Details
Scan view
Scan view
Zoomed view
 
Zoom view
 
 
 
 

Reporting Tools & CMAP

All inspection and thickness measurements can be simply exported to a USB for transfer to a PC for further analysis and reporting. The exported data can be viewed in the desktop version of the software or thickness readings can be viewed in Excel. B-scan Inspection data taken from the R-scan or Scorpion can be imported toSilverwing's CMAP reporting software along with C-scan and D-scan images taken from the Thetascan or ToFD.

                                                                                                         UT inspection details

 

 

 

Key Features:

  • Software designed for technicians by technicians
  • Dry coupled wheel probe for B & C scan – no couplant requirement
  • In-service inspection
  • Higher POD than conventional UT thickness gauging
  • Outdoor viewable, ruggedised, touch screen
  • Permanently stored data to assist with RLA & RBI trend forecasting
  • Battery operated
  • B-scan recording up to 33 foot (10 m) long
  • C-scan recording up to 12 x 12 inches (300 mm x 300 mm)
  • Use on material thickness up to 2 inch (50 mm)
  • Import inspection data to Silverwing’s CMAP analysis software

 

D-SCAN

 

The D-SCAN 701 and 705 units are high performance digital ultrasonic flaw detectors from Silverwing UK. The latest developments in amplifier and pulser technology deliver higher levels of near surface resolution, penetrating power and excellent signal to noise ratio.

Typical applications are weld inspection, corrosion testing, small castings/forgings and lamination checking.

Weld and pipe inspection are major applications for the D-Scan series and we have therefore equipped them with the latest software tools for advanced Defect Sizing Tools as standard. The D-Scan 701 and D-Scan 705 have DAC, AVG, AWS and API sizing techniques. The use of integrated sizing software reduces analysis time and hence speeds inspection. Multiple standard sizing techniques are essential for service companies working to different customer standards, especially as service work becomes more international and operators are required to work to different codes.

 

High Performance With Total Control:

The D-SCAN delivers high performance and advanced features, the user interface has been designed to ensure that the D-SCAN flaw detector is easy and quick to use. The menu structure has been designed to guide the user through their task with operation quickly becoming second nature.

High Visibility Display:

For any flaw detector the display is a crucial element. The D-SCAN units have a colour transflective TFT display as standard, providing high visibility at any light level. The choice of colours for menus and waveform display enhance clarity, with the LCD simulation mode giving direct sunlight readability.

D-SCAN 701: Full Featured Broadband Flaw Detector:

An enhanced broadband amplifier with all the software features required for operator efficiency and accuracy. These include standard sizing tools, advanced measurement modes, full screen waveform display, thickness reading memory and an automatic calibration feature.

D-SCAN 705: Narrow Band Amplifier For Optimal Performance:

Top of the D-SCAN range is the D-SCAN 705. This version includes all the software features of the 701 combined with a narrow band amplifier and TCG (Time Corrected Gain) for more demanding ultrasonic applications. The square wave ActiveEdgeTM pulser automatically optimises for each filter band selected, ensuring maximum performance.

Robust And Reliable:

The D Scan series is constructed to exceptionally high standards using Xenoy plastics and sealed to IP67, giving excellent water resistance so it can withstand the tough environments in which operators work.

Key Features:

  • Full Wave Rectification, positive, negative, RF
  • Automatic Gain Control sets selected echo to a user defined level
  • 8000 readings stored in Block/Location/Number coding or alpha-numeric
  • Recalled waveform can be shown in a different colour to live waveform for direct comparison
  • Front USB for connection to PC, keyboard & printer
  • Measurement Modes
    • Depth
    • Echo - Echo
    • Gate to Gate
    • Trig
    • T-Min