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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) Tank Inspection
WINS-NDT certified inspectors perform installation, in-service and repair inspections of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) tanks and piping. WINS-NDT's FRP testing methods and protocols comply with the 5-year retesting requirements of NJ DEP 7:1E-2.16 and NY DEC DER-16.
Acoustic Emission Testing
ASTM E1067 & RTP-1 Appendix M-8 AE Testing will identify resin cracking, fiber debonding, fiber pullout, fiber breakage, delamination and bond failure during a fill cycle. AE testing typically takes 1/2 - 1 day to complete, based on the size of the tank. The location of defective conditions are identified for the follow-up NDT inspections listed further down this page. AE reports include clearly written analysis, data presentation and acceptance criteria results.
Certified Internal and External Visual Inspection
ASTM D2563 & ASME BPVC, Section V, Article 11 Visual testing includes hardness testing, informal stress cracking test, circumferential measurement test, etc. Visual testing effectively identifies flaws in the tank structure and deficiencies in maintenance and operational practices. WINS-NDT's visual testing inspection reports are complete with full color pictures and descriptions of defective conditions. WINS-NDT will also recommend follow-up repairs for repairable defects.
Remote Internal Visual Inspection
ASTM D2563 & ASME BPVC, Section V, Article 11 Remote cameras eliminate the need to send highly trained confined space personnel into hazardous environments while still subjecting the tank to the most effective inspection method, visual inspection.
Thermographic Imaging Thermographic Imaging enables the inspector to visualize areas on the tank that transfer temperature in a manner inconsistent with the surrounding areas on the tank. These temperature gradient areas can indicate shell flaws.
Strain Gage Testing
RTP-1 Strain gage testing will determine the maximum working hoop strain of the tank is in compliance with industry standards. The gages are installed directly on the surface of the tank and recorded the localized strain values. Strain gage testing can be easily coupled with acoustic emission testing which results in greater data collection. Strain gage testing takes approximately 1/2 day of set-up, depending on tank size and number of gages used.