Enhancing Efficiency and Safety: Xcel’s Nuclear Sites Harness the Power of JAWS 2.0
Foreign Objects Search and Retrieval (FOSAR) is a critical task in nuclear power plants, and having efficient tools like the JAWS 2.0™ is paramount to ensure safety and operational efficiency. Xcel’s nuclear sites, Monticello and Prairie Island, recently integrated the JAWS 2.0 ultimate kits into their FOSAR capabilities. These kits proved their effectiveness during routine maintenance at Monticello’s Spent Fuel Pool.
Slurry Line Erosion Monitoring with Installed Ultrasonic Sensors
Slurry lines in mining operations face challenges from erosion and corrosion. Sensor Networks’ smartPIMS® and matPIMS™ offer non-intrusive ultrasonic monitoring, providing accurate data without manual inspections. These cost-effective systems enable real-time monitoring, extending pipeline lifespan and optimizing efficiency.
RVI Tools Take Industrial Inspections to the Next Level with Hi-Def Video Capabilities
Experience industrial inspections like never before with Sensor Networks, Inc.’s Hi-Def-PTZx™ camera and JAWS® retrieval tool systems. Our advanced 1080p Hi-Def video capabilities provide a 6:1 pixel ratio improvement compared to standard-definition video, delivering a more precise and vivid representation of color. This is especially crucial in industrial inspections where small color variations can impact the accuracy of evaluations.
Digital Asset Integrity Monitoring Program Yields >$4M Win with Asset Life Extension in SRU
The Amine Treating Unit (ATU) is a critical area for refineries to manage from an environmental compliance and safety perspective. During the Amine Treating Process, many corrosion/erosion events occur which can cause setbacks in asset integrity planning. In this case study, the asset owner used wireless UT sensors to accurately trend their asset’s corrosion rate and reduce maintenance costs by $4.8M.
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION TESTING OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE WEDGES FOR ON-STREAM INSPECTION OF O&G ASSETS
When designing the high-temp wedge, SNI engineers considered three factors: wedge material velocity, acoustic sensitivity, and high-frequency components of the UT signal. Through research and experimentation, SNI engineers were able to solidify their selection of materials for two high-temp wedges. This new wedge solution offers a versatile and cost-effective alternative for on-stream inspections in the oil and gas and power generation industries.
Development and Validation Testing of High-Temperature Phased-Array and TOFD Transducers for On-Stream Inspection of O&G Assets
Sensor Networks Inc. has unveiled a new line of phased-array and time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) transducers that are designed to enable cost-effective, reliable, and convenient inspections of high-temperature assets in the oil and gas and power generation industries.