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Reducing Dangerous Exposures & Increasing Efficiency of Tank Cleaning

From the fuel tanks at the airport to the massive crude tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma, Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are critical infrastructure ...

The Cost of Unplanned Downtime for Refineries

In many cases, unplanned downtime is unavoidable. Hurricanes, earthquakes or other unforeseen natural disasters—similar to what happened in Texas ...

NDE 4.0: The Digitization of Inspection Data

Today, we're going to take a step back, moving away from individual technologies and look at the bigger picture. I've been fortunate enough to spend ...

Locating Damage in the Dark with Localization

One of the beauties of robotic ultrasonic testing technology is that it allows operators to see and measure things that humans alone cannot (e.g., ...

Remote Monitoring with Condition Monitoring Location (CML) Devices

One of the foundations of a strong inspection program is the use of condition monitoring locations (CML’s). CML’s are specific locations where repeat ...

Full Scope: Analyze Tank Contents to Develop a Cleaning Strategy

Tank floors are a key component for inspection in a broad range of industries and applications. While there are a number of ways a tank can fail, the ...

Overview of Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Cracking (SOHIC)

In a previous blog, we discussed Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) and how to detect it. Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Induced Cracking, or SOHIC, is a type ...

Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC): What's At Risk & How Do We Detect It?

Hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC), a type of wet hydrogen sulfide (H2S) damage, is a condition commonly observed in the oil refining, petrochemical, ...

It's Earth Day- Robots to the Rescue!

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings. We, the Robots, are here to help! As the world momentarily pauses in celebration of Earth Day, let’s reflect on the ...

Unconventional Weather Impacts on Energy Infrastructure

In mid-February, unprecedented winter storm Uri left several million Texans without heat, power, and water, disrupting energy systems and sending ...
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