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Locate, Visualise and Monitor Corrosion

Conventional manual ultrasonic projected coverage of the enables us to give a clear and
inspection is the most reliable technique measurements is difficult to report, comprehensive overview of wall
for measuring wall thickness. which makes the reproducibility of these thickness patterns of pre-defined
measurements very poor. areas, it also offers a good possibility
The measured wall thickness is read to monitor these patterns in time with
from the ultrasonic device and reported. With the Corroscan system both wall very accurate and reproducible follow up
However, the exact location where the thickness and measurement location inspections.
measurement was taken as well as the data are digitally stored. This not only


Inspection technique The SGS experts

Corroscan is an automated pulse-echo SGS Industrial Services has the
inspection which stores wall thickness knowledge, expertise and experience to
measurement data together with their perform Conventional and Advanced
positions by means of a computer. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Inspections around the world using our
Using Corroscan to measure and monitor unique network. Our services offer
wall thickness has several advantages variations from Guided Wave and the
compared to using manual pulse-echo, conventional NDT techniques to Risk
such as Based Inspection (RBI/AIM), Time of
n Digital storage of measurement and Applications Flight Diffraction (TOFD), Positive
location Corroscan inspection is mainly applied Material Identification (PMI), Magnetic
n Digital storage of all system settings in situations where both exact wall Flux Leakage (MFL), Alternating Current
n Extremely good reproducibility thickness measurements and monitoring Fields Measurement (ACFM), Leak
n Guaranteed 100% coverage of the is required to ensure safe operation of Testing, Thermography, Electromagnetic
inspected area the part under inspection. Testing (ET), Remote Field Eddy Current
n Visualisation of wall thickness (RFEC), Internal Rotary Inspection
patterns using B-, C- and D-scan Typical applications are System (IRIS), Digital Radiography,
presentation in Corroscan reports n Pressure vessels as an alternative Radiation detection Remote Visual
for radiography Inspection (RVI) and Endoscopy
The Corroscan system can be operated n Tank bottoms inspections.
on a 12 Volts battery as well as on 110 to n Non-intrusive inspections for
240 Volts AC and is very compact, extending the time interval between
making it suitable for inspections at intrusive inspections
almost every location.
The outcome of a Corroscan inspection
is a clear and comprehensive report.
To give a good overview of all the
measurements taken they are presented
in C-scan (top view) by using a colour
scale to symbolise wall thickness.

On places of interest cross sectional

views (B- and D-scans) can be added to We are pleased to inform you anywhere
give a distinct insight on wall thickness around the world about how SGS can
reductions. The report can be presented help you in improving the reliability of
on paper, as well as on CD-ROM. your processes and assets.

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