Pipe irregularities mapping using tomographic instrumentation system

Zainal Zakaria and M. Idroas and M. K. N. Ramli and Hafeza Abu Bakar and A. Samsuri and I. Ismail (2021) Pipe irregularities mapping using tomographic instrumentation system. Journal Petroleum and Gas Engineering, 12. pp. 65-74. ISSN 2141-2677

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Formation of irregularities on the inner surface of pipes is a common phenomenon that leads to corrosion and affects the functionality in the processing industries. Ultrasonic is known as one of the non-destructive means to address the formation of irregularities inside pipes. In this study, an ultrasonic measurement system is developed to detect the presence of internal irregularities in a pipe. An ultrasonic sensor EFC16T/R-2 with a frequency of 40 kHz was mounted outside the test pipe with a circular ring sensor unit. Different conditions of the inner pipe surface had caused fluctuations of the ultrasonic signal. The results show a low output voltage in the range of 2.1333 to 3.1334 V when no irregularities were detected. A higher output voltage was observed in the range of 5.4677 to 8.8667 V when irregularities occurred. The reconstructed images of irregularities had matched the actual condition of the pipe. Some images showed a slight inaccuracy of the position of the irregularities caused by the instability of the ultrasonic signals. Overall, the developed ultrasonic tomography is suitable as a tool for monitoring irregularities in a pipe.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Ultrasonic , Non-destructive method , Pipe irregularities , Tomography , Instrumentation
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA501-625 Surveying
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN1-997 Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN799.5-948 Nonmetallic minerals
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 12:17
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 12:17
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/32225

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