The Advanced Tubing Inspection Solution

Detect corrosion, erosion, cracking in tubing, heat exchangers and cooling systems.

Eddyfi Technologies offers a complete NDT tube inspection solution. From inspection to report our systems seamlessly work in sync to boost productivity, data quality, and confidence level in the report. NDT tubing inspection solution Eddyfi

Faster Superior Data Insight Reports

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We live in an increasingly competitive world, asset owners always expect more from their inspections. Historically, standard inspections remain limited and integrity managers receive a brief overview of their equipment. For Oil & Gas and Petrochemical companies, the standard inspections leave them with a lack of consistency, poor data quality, inconsistent report quality, and long and variable acquisition.

This is where Eddyfi stands out from the competition with the Advanced tubing solution. By offering a complete product line working in sync, the productivity is boosted and confidence level in the results is increased. With such a report, the asset owner is then in the best position to assess the integrity of their equipment. The Advanced Tubing Solution is:

Faster

The synergy created between our products make the inspection team increase their efficiency on site:

  • Probot allows to push the probe up to 100”/sec and record the data at the optimal speed for each technique ( up to 70”/s).

  • Easily create the tubesheet from a picture or a drawing by using our detection tool in TubePro.

  • 2-way communication between Magnifi and TubePro to send the tubelist and monitor the progress of the inspection.

  • Flexible probes to inspect the bend section of an heat exchanger.

Superior Data Quality

With the most up to date technology on the market, the Advanced Solution increases POD during your inspections:

  • Flexible probes for defect detection in the bends for both ECT and RFT probes.
  • Probot encodes the data for precise defect location. Also, the constant speed makes it easier for the analyst to review the data.
  • Array probes have the highest detection rate on the market and offer crack detection in various material types.
  • Assisted Analysis in Magnifi help the analyst focus on the tubes that are important and offer a pre-analysis of the tubes.

Insightful Reporting

At the end of the day, the inspection should be summarized in a report that you trust and value:

  • TubePro is the refence in the industry combining great reporting features and the integration with Magnifi.
  • Assets owner have access to the 3D model of the equipment in the PDF version of the report
  • The encoded data from the Probot gives a better insight to the data and helps for a thorough assessment of the equipment.
  • Tubesheet comparison allows to put 2 data sets of the same inspection next to each other. It can also display the data from 2 different techniques (for example: RFT and IRIS).

The Solution Explained

Probot: The assistant that never gets tired

Because every hour matter during an inspection, you can always count on the Probot to push and pull the tubes at optimal speed.

  • Efficiency and Time saving
  • Superior precision and data accuracy
  • Better control on the human factor
  • Increases the confidence in life-cycle bundle expectancy

At recent tests conducted in Singapore, the Probot was compared to manual inspection. Normally, the 600 tubes heat exchanger was inspected in 1.5 days at a rate of 400 tubes per 12 hours shifts, which represents 33 tubes/hr.

Moreover, the Probot gives reliable and consistent data. So from the very first, to the very last tube, the signal is constant which makes the life of the analyst much easier and he his in the best spot to make the calls.

Finally, the Probot can also be used for IRIS inspections as we have developed a slipring to feed water to the probe.

What happens when the Probot gets to do the job? Productivity is Increased 3-fold resulting in the whole job being done in 7 hrs. For that inspection, the Probot was working at a rate of 86 tubes/hr.

TubePro

When it gets down to the report, TubePro offers the inspection companies the best tools on the market to generate an insightful report. As an asset owner, this means you can trust the data and make a better assessment of your equipment.

Moreover, TubePro helps the integration of our product line in one complete solution. By creating the link with Magnifi, the synergy is enabled allowing the inspection to be more efficient at getting the job done and handing out the report.

2 of the key features for asset owners are:

  • 2 data set comparison: this tool gives you the capability of comparing results from a previous inspection allow you to see the trends. It is also possible to compare the data from 2 different techniques as it is some.
  • 3D model in PDF report: A 3D model of the equipment can be inserted in the PDF report. This model can be zoomed in and rotated by the user. The enables the asset owner to see the general trends that emerge from the results.

DefHi

When it comes to Non-ferromagnetic tubes, there are no better tool to detect and size the defects.

Unaffected by the external fins, the DefHi can detect and size both circumferential and axial cracks.

In a recent inspection in Qatar, 1” x 0.065” SS 316 tubes were initially scanned with an ECT probe. From that initial inspection, 11 tubes were identified with axial cracks. Wanting to increase the level of confidence in the results, the tubes were rescanned with the DefHi probe.

The results: 33 additional tubes were identified with indications.

The pictures shown to the left represent an example of the data collected with the associated tubes. The later ones were cut in half and LPT (liquid penetrant testing) was used to visualize the defects.

NFA

By design, aluminum-finned carbon steel tubes are one of the most challenging tubes to inspect. The external aluminum fins of these tubes greatly influence the quality of inspection signals making it difficult to detect and size any defect types in such tubes.

Historically, IRIS as been the only solution for sizing defects in those tubes. However, IRIS requires water, the acquisition time is long and cracks remain elusive.

Our solution suggests to first use the NFA as it is the best screening tool available. Used in combination with a Probot, it provides a first assessment of the tubes at a blistering speed. The array capabilities enable a very high Probability Of Detection (POD) and the IRIS can only be brought in for proof-up.

RFT Flexible Probe

Our latest tests have confirmed that it is now possible to detect and size the defects in the bend section of U-bend tubes. From the image to the right, we can clearly see that we can differentiate and size the defects in the bent section. Currently, inspector are left wandering what they can do to inspect the tubes as the tubes are hard to reach and very few techniques can offer enough precision to make a call.

This probe is a great time saver as both straight and bend sections can be inspected at the same moment.

Magnifi – Assisted Analysis

In the world of automation we live in, our Assisted Analysis module is there to pre-screen the data so the analyst can focus on the indications that require is expertise.

When joining force with the AA module, Magnifi can validate that the data was properly acquired and that it’s ready to be analysed. Moreover, by setting up detection windows, the data can be pre-screened, and potential defect location identified. Finally, tubes that contain no indication are marked as NDD and the analyst doesn’t need to lose time reviewing that data.

Ectane 2 + Magnifi

At the core of our product line, you can rely on these two work horses to get the job done when they come to your site.

On the field for almost a decade, the Ectane and Magnifi are the world leaders in tubing inspection for the Oil&Gas market.

Faster

The synergy created between our products make the inspection team increase their efficiency on site:

  • Probot allows to push the probe up to 100”/sec and record the data at the optimal speed for each technique ( up to 70”/s).

  • Easily create the tubesheet from a picture or a drawing by using our detection tool in TubePro.

  • 2-way communication between Magnifi and TubePro to send the tubelist and monitor the progress of the inspection.

  • Flexible probes to inspect the bend section of an heat exchanger.