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RTD INCOTEST

A method for surveying insulated ferrous components

Access to insulated pipes is no longer a concern with RTD INCOTEST technology.


Our Solution
RTD INCOTEST is a fast, accurate and reliable way of surveying ferrous pipes and
vessels through their thermal insulation. RTD INCOTEST does not disturb insulation or
coatings and provides accurate results through aluminum, stainless or galvanized steel
claddings. Further, insulation may be hot, cold, wet, rough, encrusted, irregular,
heterogeneous, or even wire mesh. Through its excellent repeatability, RTD
INCOTEST is ideally suited for baseline and periodic monitoring services.
RTD INCOTEST provides a reliable solution for a variety of applications:
Survey capability of up to 1,000 points per day depending on accessibility
Operation in temperatures from -150 F to 930 F
Constant operation of up to 8 hours with a single battery pack
System transducer may be located up to 328 feet from the base unit
Provides computed thickness readings within 2 to 24 seconds depending on wall
thickness
High levels of reproducibility +/- 2%
Measures through any non-conductive and non-magnetic material such as insulation
concrete or fire retarder up to 4"
thick and up to 6" when pipe or vessel wall thickness is less than 0.5"
Benefits
RTD INCOTEST provides a reliable solution for a variety of applications.
Enables the detection of CUI (Corrosion Under Insulation) and FAC (Flow
Accelerated Corrosion)
Riser average wall thickness can be gauged without removing marine growth,
neoprene or Monel
Non-contact "dry" wall thickness measurements can be carried out with dirty,
coated, rough and/or high temperature objects
Operation is possible across a wide range of climatic conditions with consistently
high levels of reproducibility
Measuring through any non-conductive or non-magnetic material, RTD
INCOTEST detects and calculates average general levels of corrosion or erosion
and provides an instant on site report in a measuring matrix format
RTD INCOTEST Subsea
A pioneering tool for the ROV deep water inspection of non-piggable pipelines, called RTD
INCOTEST Subsea, is proving to be a more cost-effective, faster and a safer way to detect
corrosion. Through a new partnership between Applus RTD and Delta SubSea, this new one-ofa-
kind deep water tool is being introduced in the marketplace. The Applus RTD INCOTEST tool uses
Pulsed Eddy Current testing to detect external and internal corrosion/erosion in thin and thick-walled
pipelines and vessels.