Print Email Facebook Twitter Experimental results of guided wave travel time tomography Title Experimental results of guided wave travel time tomography Author Volker, A.W.F. Vos, H. Publication year 2011 Abstract Corrosion is one of the industries major issues regarding the integrity of assets. Currently inspections are conducted at regular intervals to ensure a sufficient integrity level of these assets. Cost reduction while maintaining a high level of reliability and safety of installations is a major challenge. The concept of predictive maintenance using permanent sensors that monitor the integrity of an installation matches very well with the objective to reduce cost while maintaining a high safety level. Guided waves are very attractive for permanent monitoring systems because it provides a wall thickness map in between two sensor rings. The wall thickness map provides quantitative information about the remaining wall thickness, location and extent of the corrosion. The performance of guided wave tomography has been evaluated experimentally assessing the sizing accuracy and the smallest corrosion spots that can be detected with this technology. The results show accurate sizing, with a sizing accuracy better than 10% of the nominal wall thickness. Additionally, the maximum distance between the transmitter and receiver rings and the presence of different coatings has been evaluated. The results demonstrate the robustness of the technology under a range of practical conditions. Subject Fluid Mechanics Chemistry & EnergeticsPID - Process & Instrumentation DevelopmentTS - Technical SciencesElectronicsIndustrial InnovationCorrosion MonitoringDispersionGuided WaveInversionParameterizationTomographyTravel TimeUltrasonic To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b0d5fe41-1f33-4c47-aa84-655fbd33a9c8 TNO identifier 462176 Publisher AIP ISBN 9780735410138 ISSN 0094-243X Source 38th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2011, 17-22 July 2011, Burlington, VT, USA, 1430 (31), 1968-1975 Series AIP Conference Proceedings Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.