Rubber Hose Wear Scanner
Wear measurement from outside, not inside
Rubber hoses are used to absorb shrink and expansion in rigid oil pipes, both floating pipes and ashore. Inspection and replacement of these rubber hoses is an expensive operation due to down time of pipeline and the cost of the rubber hoses. The visual inspections require the shut down of the pipe line and disassembly of the rubber hose to enable access to the interior of the hoses.
The solution is to apply a mesh of RFID inlays in the rubber layers. These RFID tags can be read by a mobile RFID reader from the outside of the rubber hose, without disassembly of the pipeline. The scanresults will produce information on the amount of wear and the position of thin spots in the hoses.
This solution will help save down time, costs of dissassembly and more efficient use of the rubber hoses.
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