Top business benefits
Streamlines abrasion and corrosion monitoring
Generates reliable wall-thickness data
Progresses digitisation objectives/ Net Zero targets
Accurately trends corrosion rate over time
Increases plant uptime
Lengthens asset life
Improves operational efficiency
Enhances plant safety
Reduces risk of environmental damage
Reduction of pipe replacement cost
In more detail
All processing operations on mine sites rely on hundreds of kilometres of pipe to move chemicals and reagents around the plant. These pipes are susceptible to corrosion due to the temperature and makeup of those chemicals. Typically, sections of pipe are changed out at fixed intervals or expensive Non-Destructive Testing inspections are carried out by contractors or trained staff, who manually measure the pipe-wall thickness along the length of the pipe to spot signs of wear and ascertain where pipes require repair or replacement. These systems are expensive, time consuming, and prone to human error. Alternatively, fully-automated solutions can be installed at extensive cost and downtime.
These battery-free, ultra-thin ultrasonic sensors are quickly and permanently installed along pipes, even under insulation where necessary, with no downtime. A data collector wand is used to acquire repeatable measurements from the sensor and the associated RFID tag logs the sensor location. No skill is required for this task, making it a cost-effective resource that can be used as frequently as required. Specialist software then analyses and interprets the measurements, generating the wall-loss data necessary to optimise predictive maintenance.
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