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Ensure Reliable Power Production Amid Energy Uncertainty
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When flipping on a light switch, most of us don’t think twice about it. Having access to electricity and power is something that many of us take for ...
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Energy security has been in the news a lot lately—especially here in Europe. Governments across the continent are struggling to answer questions on ...
Reliability Technology: The Case for Robotics ft. Steven Treviño
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For the season finale of Route to Reliability, I sat down with Steven Treviño, a champion for promoting automated technologies to many global energy ...
The Pros and Cons of Industrial Inspection Robots
Dec 15, 2021
In recent years, the non-destructive testing (NDT) market has seen many exciting advancements with applications ranging from bridges to buildings to ...
A-Scan, B-Scan, and C-Scan Ultrasonic Data From Robotic Inspections
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Robotic ultrasonic inspections are quickly gaining popularity in a number of industries due to the efficiency and data density relative to other NDT ...
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The use of robotics for NDT/NDE is quickly gaining momentum as service providers develop sophisticated technologies for assessing critical ...
The Cost of Unplanned Downtime for Refineries
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In many cases, unplanned downtime is unavoidable. Hurricanes, earthquakes, or other unforeseen natural disasters—similar to what happened in Texas ...
The Evolution of Robotics
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When most people think about robots, they might envision a leather jacket clad, sunglasses-wearing Arnold Schwarzenegger hoisting a shotgun, Star ...
Locating Damage in the Dark with Localization
Jul 7, 2021
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., ...
Perspectives on Robotics and Site Safety Outcomes
Jun 2, 2021
A few years ago, I heard someone say, “If you’re on-site, you’re in danger.” That’s a simple statement that really stuck with me.
A Cheat Sheet for the Alphabet Soup of Engineering Acronyms
May 25, 2021
Speaking as an outsider, engineers sure do love acronyms! It’s understandable. Engineers are trying to communicate technical properties, readings, ...
Enhancing Full Matrix Capture & Total Focusing Method with Robotics
May 19, 2021
In previous blogs, we have touched on Phased Array technology, a modern ultrasonic testing technique that is commonly deployed at oil and gas ...
Overview of Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Cracking (SOHIC)
May 12, 2021
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 ...
Technology for HTHA Detection
Apr 28, 2021
In a previous blog, we discussed High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) - what it is, how it occurs, and briefly touched on modern detection ...
Non-Intrusive Inspections and How to Accomplish Them with Automation
Apr 14, 2021
Automating Non-Intrusive Inspections Provides Faster Inspections and Better Results Pressure vessels and other process equipment are traditionally ...
What is High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) And Who is at Risk?
Mar 31, 2021
On April 2, 2010, at the Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company in Anacortes, Washington, employees were in the final stages of bringing three of six ...
Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) Techniques: RUG, PAUT, & Rapid AUT
Feb 25, 2021
Advanced ultrasonic technologies, such as automated ultrasonic testing (AUT), offer diverse uses for in-service assets and apply to many industries, ...
What is Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT)?
Jan 29, 2021
Ultrasonic testing (UT) is a branch of nondestructive testing techniques that involve emitting high-frequency sound energy, or ultrasonic waves, into ...
Best Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing (NDE/NDT) Resources to Follow in 2021
Jan 13, 2021
New Year; New Developments Nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT/NDE) techniques used to evaluate the condition or properties of materials, ...
Two to Tango: Combining Robotic Inspections with Manual Ultrasound
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Boiler Inspections: How Clean is Clean?
Dec 2, 2020
Boiler Prep for Gecko Inspections When it comes to boiler inspection preparation, a common question Gecko receives is: What level of cleanliness ...
Top 5 Reasons Industries are Turning to RUG for Piping Inspections
Nov 18, 2020
We are witnessing an inflection point in the approach to inspecting piping assets in the oil and gas industry, as well as other process industries. ...
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