HIGH PRECISION AND REPEATABLE MEASUREMENT
Once the symptoms are successfully identified, the continuous examination of the critical locations suffering from erosion & corrosion is required in order to estimate the best & optimum timing for the replacement of components so that the losses can be minimized or completely avoided.
At this stage the characteristics of corrosion at different locations are still unknown requiring investigation and long-term analysis of corrosion behaviour. This is critical for efficient operation of a refinery or power plant.
There are various different methods with a number of technologies and companies offering continuous health monitoring. Unlike traditional methods and technologies offered, a Flextrasonics system offers smart monitoring where the monitoring parameters are updated in real-time depending on the symptoms received.
Furthermore, the state of the art Flextrasonics sensor technology offers many unique benefits to the client. Not only can these sensors match any complex geometry, but also are inherently capable of producing ranges of frequencies at a constant thickness of piezo, helping with the examination of the different levels of corrosion at the same critical location.
Flextrasonics are capable to produce sensors from 0.3mm diameter to 30mm ranging in a frequency of 2MHz to 16MHz. High precision is achieved using advanced signal processing algorithms in a wide range of temperature from -170°C to 400°C.170°C to 400°C.