NDT Inspection Services:
Buffalo Inspection Services offers mobile tubing inspection services through state of the art inspection equipment and highly trained personnel. This procedure involves electromagnetic analysis “on the rig floor” whereby we provide the client computer generated reporting of our client’s production tubing which will detect wear patterns, pitting, cracks, gouges splits etc. – all problems that can drastically reduce the runtime longevity of our clients tubular products.
The ARTIS EMI rig floor pipe inspection product is a proven computerized trip tool inspection system that will assure quality and consistency for your company’s tubular inspection requirements.
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Remote Field Testing for Tubing
Remote Field Testing (RFT) is a fast, reliable screening tool to asses the condition of ferrous tubing (carbon steel, ferritic stainless steel and Duplex). It works typically at very low frequencies (100 Hz to 1 kHz) and very high signal gains (> 80 dB) and can inspect up to 12 mm (1/2 in.) of carbon steel pipe.
Typically two channels are used for examination: absolute for wall thinning and differential for localized defects. RFT is very good at wall thinning measurement, but less with pitting compared to ECT. To improve inspection results, you should clean the internal bore of tubes with some form of water jet lancing tool.