Meet the Elite Fire Tube Scanning System
Elite Energy Services has developed the internal MFL pipe scanning system.
How do we use magnets to measure the corrosion in a fire tube?
When magnets pass over the metal, the force of the magnets create resistance in the carbon steel. When there is corrosion in the steel, it causes defects, and the metal in the affected area becomes thinner. This causes less resistance when the magnets pass over. The sensors then measure the resistance – and software translates that information into a numerical format, which is then calculated to determine the remaining wall thickness. Our software produces an image, giving our customers a visual representation of the orientation and location of corrosion on the fire tube. These readings are instantaneous and allow our operators to quickly diagnose the corrosion damage on the fire tube.