Product/Service

Above Ground Storage Tanks

Source: TesTex, Inc.

Above Ground Storage Tanks
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.

Advantages

  • No couplant required
  • No magnets
  • 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 Procedure

  • Gain 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.