SONOPEC

A cost effective solution for corrosion detection and monitoring of insulated components

SONOPEC is designed to avoid leaking assets, caused by the hidden phenomenon corrosion under insulation (CUI) , collapsing sphere legs and breaking down offshore risers and conductors.

SONOPEC is a tool designed for the detection of corrosion under insulation, coating, bitumen, concrete fire proofing, marine growth etc. It can be used manually operated and it can be mounted on remote under water operating vehicles (ROVs).

Pro/con

No loss of production because of leaking assets
Reduced costs, as no insulation removal is required
Reduced unexpected shutdown
Highly sensitive for detection of flow accelerated corrosion in power plants
Tool available for purchasing by 3rd parties
Electrical tracing needs to be switched off

Specification

Accuracy + / - 5%
Areas of Application Corrosion under insulation; Corrosion under concrete fire proofing; Flow accelerated corrosion; Storage tanks annular plates online examination; High temperature applications; In-service corrosion monitoring; Inspection of heavily corroded equipment
ATEX certified No
Capabilities Remaining wall thickness measurement, lift off measurement, automated reporting. 3D data presentation, Encoded measurement X/Y, dynamic mode scanning
Certifications / licences Training courses for tool and application are available at TÜV Rheinland Sonovation
Compliance ISO/DIS 20669 Non-destructive testing – Pulsed Eddy current testing of ferromagnetic material components
Inspection 2-70mm wall thickness, 200mm lift off, pipe diameter >2”, measuring through aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized sheeting.
In service inspection possible Yes
Repeatability 98% (i.e. measurement deviation +/-2% to reference value)
Temperature Temperature up to 500 C° (932F)

About SONOPEC

SONOPEC is a trademark of TÜV Rheinland Sonovation. 
TÜV Rheinland Sonovation is a leading provider of advanced non-destructive testing services worldwide. We have been developing safe and sustainable solutions for the inspection challenges arising in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries for over 25 years.

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