Coupon Safety Standard
The Falcon™ Ultrasonic (UT) Insitu probe (US Patent 10,345,221) is the safest corrosion coupon in the world. The Falcon™ UT probe requires no unnecessary corrosion coupon removal and eliminates the safety risks associated with the handling of traditional coupons. The Falcon™ UT probe includes a pre-weighed corrosion coupon that is analyzed directly or remotely by the customer with a PC-based software application. By measuring the direct changes in corrosion coupon thickness and mass loss of the corrosion coupon, The Falcon™ UT probe provides all the benefits of in-stream corrosion rate monitoring without the inherent safety risk of a traditional corrosion coupon removal.
Falcon™ Probes fit any industry standard access fitting or NPT ball. The Falcon™ Ultrasound Insitu probe is designed using rugged and durable components that withstand high pressures (up to 2,160 psi for retractable; higher psi available for drip pot assembly) and temperatures up to 500°F. Each UT probe has a single transducer working with a permanent coupling that provides precise thickness measurements of the corrosion coupon over time.
Primarily used to measure external corrosion, BSI's Falcon™ Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Probes are compatible with your existing pipe access fittings. Designed for both above and belowground tanks, buried piping, and other mechanical structures that necessitate monitoring, these powerful tools help to preserve and protect your infrastructure.
Our “Smart” ultrasound probes amplify the capabilities and the value of the physical components found in traditional testing probes. BSI’s breakthrough technology in this area has improved the way our clients are able to acquire mechanical integrity data.
The design of the probes selected for a project will depend on monitoring location and conditions.
Ultrasound probes can be installed on standard access fittings. Utilizing proven and cost-effective technology, ultrasound waves are reflected from the front face of the metal surface to the "back wall" which provides a precise measurement of the wall thickness (after adjusting for the speed of sound in the material). The data from these measurements is tracked and trended to determine local or general wall loss. Installations and monitoring do not disrupt business operations.
UT Probes can be used underground, where they are buried next to the asset that needs to be monitored. If there is any type of discrepancy found in the corrosion coupon, this likely indicates cracks or other hidden internal flaws that require further examination. The data obtained can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of cathodic protection, and to mitigate the problem of soil-side corrosion.
Falcon™ UT Probes are designed for a variety of client-driven scenarios:
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.
Built to measure coupon wall loss instantly through precise ultrasonic testing, our “Smart” probes can be used in many scenarios, including the following common applications:
Enable corrosion monitoring, remotely, from outside of the tank to evaluate the effectiveness of protection of the tank as well as the levels of any soil-side corrosion.
Installed from above ground with no insulation removal, the BSI UT Probe can monitor corrosion 360° around the pipe.
Eliminate the need for coupon removal, cleaning, shipping, and weighing, while increasing corrosion rate intelligence.