Online (in-process) Acoustic Emission Inspection and Testing

Providing an absolute identification of flaws and defects – exact size, exact location, and growing status (developing or static). 

Inspection is performed On-Line during normal operating conditions, from the outside surface – there is no need to open tanks, vessels or piping, no need to stop production and no need to shut down or drain the equipment.

Types of flaws that can be detected are:

  • Corrosion products
  • Cracks and micro-cracks
  • Holes
  • Deformation
  • Separations and voids (in composite materials and plastics)

Applications are:

  • Piping – metal, concrete, plastics – all sizes, single or double-walled (jacketed), above ground and  under-ground
  • Heat exchangers
  • Storage tanks, including hazardous materials
  • Pressure vessels
  • Towers
  • Reactors
  • Isolated, fiberglass and glass-lined equipment

All SENTRO’s cleaning and inspection systems are the result of practical applications combined with continuous research and development.