Meeting the demands for more thorough strip and plate testing in modern pipe mills

PUBLISHED: 23 Apr 09

InspecTech have recently updated and redesigned their skelp monitoring systems
InspecTech have recently updated and redesigned their skelp monitoring systems

InspecTech Analygas Group, Canada, has supplied customized NDT solutions for the tube & pipe industry for over 30 years. The company continues to explore new technologies and innovations to meet the ever-evolving NDT needs of the industry.

Strip and plate inspection systems are custom designed for material inspections up to 6.4m wide, 100mm thick, with operating temperatures up to 200?C. These ultrasonic systems are ideal for thickness monitoring, lamination detection and surface flaw detections.

InspecTech have recently updated and redesigned their skelp monitoring systems. The mechanical system has been enhanced to allow every transducer to have more positional adjustment. The computer based electronics have been re-packaged to a reduced format by implementing new back-plane technologies. The number of process cards required has been reduced by half; and data security is now virtually guaranteed with the introduction of a RAID hard-drive backup system.

An Inspectech Ultrasonic Skelp Monitoring system was recently commissioned at a new tube mill in Mexico. The system was ordered to allow the mill to inspect strip materials for OCTG to the latest specifications of API and ISO. Recent updates to these inspection standards have generated new inquiries for a well-established strip testing system.

InspecTech has provided flaw detection systems for the tubular goods industry, using Eddy Current, Flux Leakage and Ultrasonic technologies in both on-line and off-line applications for North American and international markets since 1977.

InspecTech, Canada
Tel: + 1 416 757 1179
Email: sales@inspectech.ca
Web: www.inspectech.ca

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