Storage tanks play a crucial role in various industries, ranging from the process industry to tank terminals. They store liquids that can be of invaluable value and are essential for smooth operations. However, to ensure that these tanks continue to operate safely and effectively, we must pay attention to something that is often overlooked: wall thickness measurements.
It may seem simple to measure the dimensions and shapes of storage tanks, but there are numerous challenges that engineers and technicians face. Storage tanks are not static entities; they undergo changes in dimensions and deform over time. These changes are caused by various factors, including wear and tear, temperature fluctuations, pressure variations, wind loads, and uneven ground. This dynamism in the tank structure directly influences the accuracy of the measurements we perform. Many measurement methods assume that tank dimensions remain constant, which is not always the case. As a result, inaccurate measurements can lead to potential risks to the safety and efficiency of tank operations.
To address these challenges, we use a probe with a certified UT (Ultrasonic Testing) device mounted on it. This is an advanced system for Ultra-Precise Tank Monitoring (UTM) thickness measurements. The UT thickness measurement tool is an innovative device that elevates the industry to new heights by providing unparalleled speed, efficiency, and precision.
1. Unparalleled Measurement Accuracy:
Measurements can be performed up to a height of 20 meters, which is essential for large storage tanks. This allows us to detect and correct even the smallest changes in wall thickness before they become a problem.
2. Abrasion System for Obstacles:
Even tanks with rust or obstacles, such as ridges, pose no problem. The device is equipped with a built-in abrasion system that removes obstacles, allowing us to perform highly accurate measurements without hindrance.
- Non-destructive measurements
- Real-time measurements
- Cost savings
- Data recording and reporting