18 Oct

Use of water immersion UT techniques to assist with data capture

Neil R. Pearson, Steven Marshall, Wayne Woodhead, Alan Ashton, Radosław Boba

Ascertaining the integrity of large steel structures such as storage tanks, pipes and vessels is a complex task. Silverwing (UK) Ltd have developed an inspection system based on a water immersion UT (ultrasonic testing) approach that can manage, present and generate reports for large volumes of data, from gigabytes to even terabytes that can be obtained from a single asset. This paper explores inspection efficiency at the data capture stage and shows examples towards illustrating how volumes of information is technically handled and how it can improve the efficiency of the overall inspection process, benefiting the inspection company, asset integrity engineer and asset owner.

Neil R. Pearson, Steven Marshall, Wayne Woodhead, Alan Ashton, Radosław Boba, Use of water immersion UT techniques to assist with data capture