PIPE I.D. SURFACE – UT MAPPING CAPABILITIES
Mears operates two different UT ID mapping systems. Both are automated Ultrasonic Scanning Systems capable of acquiring material thickness data over a user defined scan area on plates, pipes or other structures. The systems utilize a contact straight beam immersion ultrasonic technique to propagate sound waves into the material to measure wall thickness, locate and determine the depth of mid-wall flaws orientated perpendicular to the surface, and accurately locate, measure and display internal wall-loss due to corrosion.
- Internal Pipe wall-loss due to corrosion assessments
- ILI Correlations – correlate UT Data with ILI Data.
- Create Correlation Spreadsheet & Unity Graphs
PHASED ARRAY UT (PAUT) and Shear-Wave TESTING CAPABILITIES
For the year 2018 Mears has committed to expand its Ultrasonic Testing capabilities to include both traditional Shear-Wave and Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing techniques. These techniques will allow Mears UT Technicians to detect and size anomalies found in Girth Welds, Long-seam welds, and the base metal of natural gas and petroleum pipelines. These testing capabilities are expected to be available by mid-July of 2018.