WINS CLIENT SPACE
RVI underground storage tank (UST) inspection (VIDEO)
President Tom Hay presents at Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG-54) meeting in Baltimore, MD, May 2012
President Tom Hay delivers talk on NDT Applied to Bridge Inspection at Association for Bridge Construction & Design (ABCD) in Batavia, NY, April 2012
New remote visual inspection (RVI) capability - Video
DOT special permit approval for Acoustic Emission Retesting of 107A tubes
New pipeline inspection technology for Splashtron coated pipes
2013 NDT Training Course Calendar
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Pipe Inspection
Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes are used for various applications including municipal, chemical and industrial piping, oil field tubulars, and motor fuel underground piping. WINS provides visual inspection and acoustic emission testing services of these FRP pipes.
WINS conducts the visual inspection procedure according to the Fiberglass Tank and Pipe Institute's Recommended Practice FTPI-2007-1 "In-service inspections of Aboveground Atmospheric Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks and Vessels".
WINS provide certified external global visual inspection to examine ad document the entire exterior of the pipe for general appearance and geometric distortion and also for local defects. The surface hardness measurements are carried out according to ASTM D 2563 using the Barcol Hardness Tester.
Comprehensive condition assessment of the FRP pipes is provided by WINS, by combining the aforementioned external inspections, with internal inspections. Internal visual examination is coupled with Barcol hardness testing and acoustic emission testing. Acoustic emission testing is performed according to the following procedures:
ASTM E1067-01: Standard Practice for Acoustic Emission Examination of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Resin (FRP) Tank/Vessels
ASME RTP-1-2007: Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistant Equipment
Our American Society for Nondestructive Testing certified inspectors have complementary training in fall protection, rope access (SPRAT) and confined space entry.