Thickness monitoring at scale
The WAND system enables accurate, thickness monitoring from thousands of locations on an asset at a fraction of the cost of competing permanent monitoring solutions and as a cost-effective alternative to manual ultrasonic testing.
Managing high volumes of thickness measurement locations can be a significant challenge for operators and inspection teams. The conventional approach is for a specialist NDT inspector to manually take an ultrasonic measurement this involves preparing the surface, applying coupling gel, calibrating the ultrasonic probe and aligning it to get a good ultrasonic reading. The process takes time and is prone to human error, resulting in data that cannot be accurately trended.
Fully automated, wireless, permanently installed monitoring systems have a high unit cost, making them nonviable for large volumes of thickness measurement locations.
The WAND technology is ideal for cost-effective deployment in volumes
The WAND system has been designed to overcome the limitations of manual ultrasonic testing and the costs associated with fully wireless permanently installed monitoring systems. The low-cost sensors can be installed on thickness monitoring locations. Thickness measurements can then be quickly acquired by anyone on the asset using the WAND handheld data collector or remotely using the WAND-RDC. The thickness data is accurate, repeatable and trendable which can support predictive maintenance decisions, reduce costs and increase asset safety.