Source: TesTex, Inc.
TesTex, Inc. has developed the world's most advanced and compact NDT system for the scanning of Above Ground Storage Tanks
The New Falcon 2000 Sr. and Jr. Above Ground Storage Tank NDT System
TesTex, Inc. has developed the world's most advanced and compact NDT system for the scanning of Above Ground Storage Tanks. This system detects and quantifies defects such as pitting and gradual wall thinning.
AdvantagesNo couplant required
Minimal floor preparation
Tests through coatings
Less than 30 lbs.(13.6Kg)
Scanning speed of 10 to 15 feet (3 - 4.5m) per minute
No blind spots
Falcon Sr. contains 64 sensors (32 channels)
Falcon Jr. contains 16 sensors (16 channels)
LED alarm array
Hand scanner (Falcon Jr.) for hard to reach places
Real time data display with Advanced Signal Processing
High resolution color graphics with 3-D display
Tests ferrous materials as well as non-ferrous materials such as stainless and aluminum.
Inspection ProcedureGain access through standard size manway
Map out tank floor by numbering and measuring each plate in the storage tank
Select internal functions such as gain and frequency to fit the specifications of the plates in the storage tanks
Position the scanner on a plate and move along the length of the plate at a constant rate
View data in real time on the PC screen through the innovative "TANK 32" software package
Mark any flaw indications seen by software or by LED alarm indicators and, if needed, the data can be stored for later verification
Continue scanning until entire storage tank floor has been inspected
Quantify the flaws with the "TANK 32" software
Report results in percent of wall loss or floor remaining (mm or inches)
Present a final report in full color showing flaw location and depth
TesTex, Inc., 508 Old Frankstown Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. Tel: 412-798-8990; Fax: 412-798-8995.