Re: Need brief intro on various adv insp. systems on Tanks Pramod
you need to think about the range of tanks as the needs and inspection difficulties of various designs will influence the application of particular techniques.
Tank Floors - Easily Assessed with an independently qualified AE technique.
Leak testing - Reliable with AE in light products possible high missed call rate in dirty crude oil tanks.
Annular Plates - Inspected from CHIME Piece by medium range ultrasonic techniques such as TALRUT from Physical Acoustics and LOROUS from RTD
InService Robots - Good for light products high quality data as uses ultrasonics. Limited coverage due to cost. See InTank Services
Remote Visual for seals and other internal structures when added to in-service robots. See InTank Services
Infrared to identify thermal insulation breakdown on Insulated Tanks.
Neutron Backscatter to determine sludge levels and also moisture ingress into insulation.
Refer to API RP 575 for further guidance.
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