A pipe has a last line of defence, the coating, which is incredibly resilient and protective for years—but not forever. Once it degrades to the point that the metal pipe is unprotected, conditions are ripe for the corrosion triangle to be activated.
The accepted state of the art in corrosion detection and monitoring uses anything from visual inspections and possibly ultrasound to thermography, radiography, or pulsed eddy current. Sometimes the insulation is physically removed to provide access. The data collected are usually assessed in a spreadsheet and result in reactive, risk-based analyses and maintenance. The costs and risks associated with scaffolding rental, set-up and breakdown, and human safety alone are staggering — and that’s without including any of the remedial costs. And all of this affects only small, localised inspection areas.
What if inspection were different?
Easy on assets, easy on TCO, easy on you
Lightyears from the days when insulation pipe insulation sections had to be removed and inspected offsite and a generation beyond non-destructive testing (NDT), the iSensPro system provides an easy, non-invasive method to reap multiple benefits:
Easy, non-destructive installation
Continuous Monitoring, 24/7
Budget-friendly iSensPro sensors are blind to asset age and can be installed equally on new or existing equipment. Installation is easy in ways you’ve only dreamed about:
No need to remove nor to replace the insulation
No invasion of insulation: the sensors are held onto the outside of the cladding with straps
No cabling installation headaches: sensors send data wirelessly over LORA to the on-premise gateway.
Data gathered continuously provide a wealth of useful information to:
Improve plant productivity
Lower costs of inspection labour and scaffolding
Reduce unplanned downtimes