Time-Gated Corrosion-Rate Measurement using a Non-intrusive Ultrasonic Monitoring System

Process units such as refineries and chemical manufacturing facilities observe operational events on a daily, weekly, monthly, and sometimes even hourly basis that can induce pesky episodic or lasting corrosion. Perhaps an excursion or upset took place and you want to take a closer look at that asset’s integrity operating window (IOW). Maybe a unit is being brought back online from a turnaround or maintenance activity and you want to monitor start-up conditions. Or the facility is processing a new crude slate to take advantage of opportunity-crude feed stock. 

In these or other cases, has the unit inspector or operations team ever asked how these events impact the integrity or the structural health of the asset? 

Thanks to the software tool in Sensor Networks webPIMS™ data management, trending, and analysis software called, “Time-Gated Corrosion Measurement”, it has never been easier to quantify corrosion rates over a specific time period. Simply click and drag over the desired timeframe to see the corrosion rate and End-of-Life (EOL) estimation. Overlay and compare corrosion-rate data with operational data to better understand what happens during specific events or upsets in your facility. “Time-Gated Corrosion Measurement” can help improve operational efficiency and help operations, inspection, and corrosion teams be more proactive and understand the effects of events BEFORE they recur. Know your unit inside and out with webPIMS’ new “Time-Gated Corrosion Measurement”. 

Additional details on these and other webPIMS features can be found in the webPIMS user manual.

View the webPIMS Data Sheet

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Enhancing Efficiency and Safety: Xcel’s Nuclear Sites Harness the Power of JAWS 2.0

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