360 Degree Ultrasonic Testing with IM3™ Technology

Last week, we had the opportunity to participate in a webinar hosted by ASME on inspection robots for pipeline leaks. Wes Kirkland, Director of US Field Sales Operations for Eddyfi Technologies, reported that the audience was very interactive, and time ran out before all the great questions submitted could be answered. We look forward to addressing these questions on our blog (subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss it) and invite you to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff for more information. If you’re interested in viewing a recording of this webinar, send a request here.

One of the questions asked was, “When carrying out ultrasonic testing (UT) inspections in a pipeline, can the UT probe be moved 360 degrees, or is it in a fixed orientation?” While our standard UT configuration options for Inuktun Versatrax™ robotic inspection crawlers feature a single position probe, IM3™ or Multi-Mission Modular technology provides the adaptability for specific client requirements. In fact, we recently designed and manufactured an OnSpec custom Versatrax 300™ long-range pipe inspection vehicle with the capability for 360-degree UT scanning (using four simultaneous probes) of an oil refinery pipeline. Check out the #InuktunInTheWild sighting here and watch this video of the robotic inspection vehicle in action here.

With the acquisition of Inuktun by Eddyfi Technologies, a world leader in advanced nondestructive testing technologies, the options for additional data collection requirements are seemingly endless. Get in touch today to learn more about how our remote visual inspection and remote-controlled solutions can assist with your structural integrity assessments now!