The Array DesignFLEXIBLE INSTALLATION
Eagle Array installations can include single ultrasound sensors or multiple sensors, depending on user requirements. Typically, BSI installs a configuration of multiple, compact, low-profile sensors to make up a unified communication and processing system. Each sensor independently monitors for trends and exceptional events wherever it is located. Single and broadband waveforms can be generated and assessed in order to identify potential flaws or deviations from the norm.
An even broader picture of the component’s interior can be obtained by taking multiple readings at strategic locations along a pipeline. Relatively uniform data can be used as a realistic prediction of corrosion or erosion conditions. Varying data may indicate pitting or other conditions that need addressed.
Measurements are taken via BSI’s Plug-N-Play system, which is easily installed underground or above ground, on new pipelines or retrofitted. The Plug-N-Play is rugged and waterproof and provides a convenient connector where the BSI Universal Logger is attached to acquire and store data.
Historically, ultrasonic instruments have been used to evaluate the integrity of components manually. In many circumstances, the accuracy of these measurements is operator dependent. In addition to being somewhat inconsistent and unreliable, manual assessment can be disruptive to operations, is time intensive, and costly. A more proven and predictive approach is to use the precision of ultrasound technology in a more automated fashion, eliminating variables that may impact measurement accuracy.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is completely non-destructive. It consists of introducing a high-frequency sound wave into one side of a material and then reflecting the sound wave to produce a precise measurement of wall thickness. Not only does this technology assure the highest level of precision and accuracy, but ultrasound is also safe, provides immediate results, and is very cost effective.
Monitoring with ultrasound is mission critical. It enables you to work on long-term planning and maintenance vs. dealing with expensive repairs and potential emergencies.
In short, you are better able to protect, predict, and prevent.
At BSI, we understand that not all applications are alike. The Eagle Array integrity system is designed for a variety of client-driven scenarios:
- Compatibility with local 110/240 VAC power
- Instrumentation DC power
- Solar power/battery
- Power over Ethernet (POE)
System users also have the option of taking measurements either manually or wirelessly. If done manually, data is captured and stored quickly in the field with BSI’s Universal Logger. There are no depth limitations or service interruptions for either option. Data can be accessed online through a secure interface at a later time.
Wireless technology has become the optimum method for transmission of asset management data in the petro chemical, energy generation, and mining industries. BSI partners with the leading communication carriers and wireless equipment providers to accommodate user response time expectations and data security requirements.
BSI excels in translating the precision and reliability of ultrasound, previously only found in a laboratory setting, into real-world field environments.
Our engineers and scientists are experts in the development of unique, rugged ultrasound sensors and “Smart” probes as well as the design of signal processing software that enhances and preserves data quality.