Author: Ryan Sikes
Having joined NDT Global in 2015, my professional background was predominantly in, so I was initially skeptical to the full benefit of an . However, truth be told, it didn't take long for me to understand why operators were turning to ultrasonic inspections versus traditional technology.
My NDT Global induction brought me on a comprehensive journey. From cross-collaboration with our data and robotics teams to hands on client engagements and site visits, I quickly developed a full understanding about the true benefits of NDT Global's ultrasonic metal loss solution, focusing on the unique approach to deliver a high-resolution and .
Fast forward four years to today, and the demand for ultrasonic metal loss has drastically increased. Not only are operators becoming more educated on how to preserve their pipelines, but technology has advanced and is continuing to do so.
When I meet with prospective clients, first and foremost I listen to ensure I deliver the correctadvice. I need to understand their challenges and gather information about their pipeline and known defects to see (in this context) if ultrasonic is a suitable solution for their inspection purposes.
When operators are experiencing challenges with complex, shallow or steep-sided corrosion, I work with them to ensure they are aware of the technology differences – the limitations traditional -based inspections impose as well as the benefits to utilizing ultrasonic-based technology, such as ultrasonic .
In general, an important point I highlight is how imperative it is to understand why accuracy is key when inspecting a pipeline and how that accuracy plays a huge role in avoiding unnecessary digs and making the right decisions when managing each asset. While we receive many inquiries around a diverse set of-related pipeline concerns, several of those concerns revolve around complex features.
A critical benefit for ultrasonic metal loss technologies can be seen with heavy walled pipes. As wall thickness increases, both sizing and accuracy tolerances for magnetic, or-based technologies increases. But, with ultrasonic technology, the specification remains the same throughout all wall thickness. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the limitations and benefits of both MFL and ultrasonic metal loss technologies. When accuracy is key, whether it's for complex , challenging metal loss or heavy wall pipe, ultrasonic metal loss is the best solution.
Many operators are interested in combining ultrasonic crack inspection, the additional data set allows us to identify and discriminate defects with increased accuracy. With combination runs, we receive more data points which are used to distinguish irregularities and most importantly interacting threats.solutions or 'combination runs' simply because combining solutions brings many benefits. For example, when ultrasonic is combined with an
At NDT Global's aim, regardless the type of, is simple: to provide the most accurate assessment of our customers pipelines, so operators make the right decisions without hesitation. We understand that no two pipelines are the same and work on the premise that successful is all about accuracy, precision and identifying the best fit.
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About Ryan Sikes
In 2015, Ryan joined NDT Global as a Key Account Manager, bringing experience from several roles in the pipelineindustry. From field level operations to serving as a consultant, Ryan's worked closely with pipeline operators and providers for more than 7 years. When Ryan joined NDT Global, he was quickly identified as a trusted technical resource and customer-strategist with a passion for identifying, mitigating and managing and -like defects in pipelines.