Maintaining Infrastructure Needs a ‘Scan Do’ Approach

As infrastructure in industrial sectors ages and as costs to maintain and replace that infrastructure rise, demand for inspection crawlers that can provide scanning capabilities is rising accordingly.

Super A-Scan, automated sequence of A-scan samples

Super A-Scan, automated sequence of A-scan samples

Many industries face a critical challenge, namely, measuring the remaining wall thickness in tanks, tubes and pipes that could be corroded on the inner surface.

B-Scan created with discrete A-Scan samples

B-Scan created with discrete A-Scan samples

To respond to that challenge, Inuktun developed the MaggUT™, a cost-effective remote inspection crawler introduced in July, 2015. The MaggUT™ is capable of assessing corrosion and metal thickness, as well as detecting cracks, disbands, discontinuities, and other weaknesses, through ultrasonic transducing probes. Employing the easily integrated Olympus D-790 probe, the MaggUT™ is helping companies reduce expenses and ensure infrastructure integrity at a fraction of the costs incurred through shutdowns or excavation.

Non-destructive testing using remotely operated vehicles also helps eliminate the need for manned entry into potentially dangerous areas, which helps to improve safety margins.

In response to the upsurge in demand for non-destructive testing, Inuktun will be attending the annual conference of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, one of the group’s largest trade shows of the year. Hundreds of exhibitors will be present displaying the latest technology in NDT, and, at Booth 1120, Inuktun will be demonstrating the MaggUT™, along with some of our other remote crawler inspection vehicles.