Applus to execute leading PAUT NDT inspection for multi national EPC contractor in Western Canada

25/04/2022

    Applus+ is set to deliver LNG Tank Inspection services for an international engineering, procurement and construction company in British Columbia. 

    Conventional Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) will be applied in conjunction with a new system that combines Shear Wave (SW) and Dual Linear Array (DLA) probes to cover all required inspection for our client’s LNG containment tank. The system, Olympus’ FOCUS PX, is powered by the latest PAUT technology available today. For the first time, Applus+ will utilize this system to execute PAUT inspection efficiently while ensuring quality and safety throughout all stages of the project. 

    Incorporating new NDT inspection systems is a process that involves extensive planning. For this scope, it took our team one year to prepare the technical process for the LNG Tank Inspection. Complete execution of LNG Tank Inspection is expected to span 10 to 12 months. The inspection involves incorporating the newly available FOCUS PX system to examine the entirety of our client’s 9 percent nickel LNG inner tank, including welds and its corresponding elements. 

    There are various key factors that enables the system to effectively deliver PAUT inspection through its multiple functions and capabilities. The system was built to address challenges that technicians face during the execution of PAUT inspections. Highlights of the system include its exceptional signal quality, its rugged and compact size (capable of working in some of the harshest environments) and its practical integration, allowing for easy and quick installation.

    The system’s power lies in its distinct software, incorporating multiple applications (FocusPC, FocusControl, and FocusData) to deliver powerful data acquisition and analysis capabilities to assist operators perform quality inspections for clients. 

    To ensure successful inspections, all personnel involved in this scope have been trained to operate the FOCUS PX system. This provides our teams with the guarantee that all assignments throughout the duration of this scope will be executed with quality and safety in mind. 

    Applus+ is proud to a worldwide be leader in LNG Tank Inspection services. Through the support of the latest systems and processes in non-destructive testing, our clients can be assured of quality service. 

    For more information, contact us. 

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