Permanent monitoring of thickness measurement locations
WAND patches can be applied to thickness measurement locations on an asset to provide repeatable NDT measurements from exact locations and enabling accurate corrosion rates over a period of time to be determined. Taking a measurement is quick and very simple – just bring the probe near to the patch and press a button.
Monitoring under composite repairs
A WAND patch can be fixed to a pipe surface underneath a composite repair so that an ultrasonic thickness measurement of the pipe can be made under the repair. This enables validation of the repair that it is fit for use over time extending the lifetime of the repair and improving safety.
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Monitoring under coatings and cladding
The WAND patch can be applied to a pipe surface underneath coatings or other layers of material a few centimeters thick. This alleviates the need to remove the material to take the measurement saving costs and downtime and enabling more frequent measurements to be taken.
Monitoring hard to reach locations
Once the WAND patches have been installed they can be activated by bringing the probe close by. The probe can be mounted on an extendable pole to take measurements quickly where usually scaffolding, rope access or ladders may be required for manual inspection.
Where other permanent monitoring sensors cannot go
The WAND patches can be installed on large surfaces e.g side of a pressure vessel, areas where there is a high density of measurement locations and harsh environments where the sensor can be fully protected by a coating.
Monitoring of composite structures
The WAND patches can be installed on the underside of composite structure or within a structure to take measurements that are not usually possible with conventional ultrasonic NDT and to enable through-life monitoring of the structure for defects.