THE Applus+ SOLUTION
The Applus+ SLOFEC™ testing solution is ideal for the following applications:
- Tank floors: small, previously untested zones close to the tank wall or to plate welds; testing under installations;heating pipes with diameters of as little as 130mm; plates up to 25mm thick (testable plate thickness depends on the scanner type); high-speed testing; testing through non-conductive coatings up to 15mm thick (testable coating thickness depends on the scanner type
- Pipes:testing of pipe walls up to 18mm thick; testing through non-conductive coatings up to 8mm thick; testing of pipes with a wide range of diameters (our pipe scanners are designed to allow rapid adaptation to different pipe diameters, simply by changing the pole shoes and wheels sets). For testing of long pipe sections, the scanner can be moved axially along the pipe; for inspection of the zone close to girth welds, the scanner can be moved parallel to the weld.
Due to its unique properties, this technique can even distinguish top from bottom corrosion. In addition, pitting on the top side does not prevent the detection of corrosion on the bottom side. As well as being a superior alternative to MFL inspection tools, the SLOFEC™ system is capable of completely mapping the condition of a tank floor, pipe or vessel. It is also capable of inspecting plates with non-magnetic and non-electric coatings (GRP, rubber, paint, etc.) with thicknesses of up to 10mm. And finally, it does not require direct coupling.