IRTS offers a varied range of inspection and NDT services including:
- Short Range Wave Ultrasonic Testing
- Thermal Imaging
- Pulsed Eddy Current
Short Range Wave Ultrasonic Testing
Short range wave ultrasonic testing (SRUT) is designed to produce exact wall thickness measurements of difficult-to-access locations of tanks, vessels, and piping, such as:
the annular plate of above ground storage tanks
areas underneath supports, clamps, and composite repairs
IRTS’s video inspection tools are ideal for a wide set of applications, including:
- Confirming the results of other non-destructive testing methods.
- Proving drawings and schematics
- Assessing equipment reliability
- Inspecting internal piping components, such as floats, baffles, valves, and internal coatings
- Testing the material condition inside pipes, tubes, vessels, and tanks
- Evaluating insulation integrity
IRTS’s infrared (IR) inspections provide thermal images of equipment to assist in showing problems in:
- Process equipment.
- Rotating equipment.
- Mechanical equipment.
- Electrical equipment.
- Structural systems.
Wide Range of Application
Infrared inspections are non-elusive and can be used in a many situations, including to pin-point:
- Moisture intrusion on roofs
- Damaged insulation on structural envelopes
- Material level in storage tanks
- Overheating in mechanical equipment
- Leaks or blockages in pipes, vessels, and tanks
- Hot spots in electrical systems
Advantages to in-service tank inspection include:
- No product downgrade due to material transfer
- No safety risk to human inspectors entering the tank
- No tank downtime
- No pre-inspection cleaning
- No environmental risk from emptying tanks.
Video and Still Photography
IRTS’s certified infrared technicians perform infrared inspection using high- resolution infrared imaging devices with video and still photography capabilities. Components can be watched in real-time, meaning thermal changes can be identified simultaneously as changes occur in:
Pulsed Eddy Current
under inspection, it is ideal for components that are:
- Covered in corrosive material, such as rust.
- Used in high temperature applications.
- Covered by insulation, asbestos, fireproofing, or concrete.
- Coated with materials like bitumen, polyethylene, or epoxy.
- Partially or fully submerged in water.
- Used to house or transport hazardous material and therefore cannot risk damage that may occur if surface were scoured for testing.
PEC can produce wall thickness measurement with ±10% accuracy through:
- 20mm of marine growth, coatings, and corrosion.
- 250mm of obscuring insulation or fireproofing
PEC is less cost than testing methods that require surface contact because there is:
- No need for extensive scaffolding since equipment can often be operated
through rope access, on extension poles, or by robotic crawlers.
- No time or money spent removing corrosion, dirt, or scale.
- No need to remove and restore coatings, paint, or insulation.
Moreover, watching the wall thickness of critical equipment while it is in service extends equipment run times and reduces both the frequency and duration of shutdowns.
Wide Range of Application
- Structural applications with fireproofing.
- Annular rings of storage tanks.
- Insulated vessels and columns.
- Insulated storage tanks and spheres.
- Insulated piping systems.
- Offshore risers protected by neoprene.
Professionally Trained Techs
Shell Global Solutions developed PEC and has trained and licensed IRTS technicians to use PEC. Shell awarded the license after IRTS proved its technical competence and satisfied their service guidelines.
IRTS operates across Asia, Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.