Dolphin G3 presentation

Report
Ultra-Fast
Inspection of
Tubes up to 4”
COMPANY SNAPSHOT
Founded in 2010
Experts in Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry
Proven, patented Acoustic Eye technology
European presence and customer base
CE certified
ISO 9001 certified
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BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Based on Acoustic Pulse
Reflectometry (APR)
Probe injects acoustic pulse down the tube
Returned echoes generated by defects are recorded
and analyzed
Patented algorithms identify and report exact location,
type and size of inner diameter defects
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TODAY’S INSPECTION
Conventional inspection
techniques
Eddy Current – Electromagnetic test
Video Scope - Optic
IRIS - Ultrasonic
Slow, cumbersome, limited
Invasive
Application dependant – shape, material, size, thickness
Physical limitations – tube ID, wall thickness
Inventory of consumable probes and standards required
Requires highly skilled personnel
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ACOUSTIC EYE SOLUTION
Up to 4” inner diameter, any shape or material
Boilers, Fin Fans, other heat exchangers
U-bends, twisted, spiral wound tubes
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, graphite and plastics
Ultra-fast, non-invasive inspection
Less than 10 seconds per tube, 5 sec.< 20 ft.(6m)
Fast enough for 100% inspection if/when needed
Ideal for emergency situations
No need for inventory of consumable probes
or standards
Dolphin G3™
Less expertise required
Easy operation with minimal training
Computer-based data interpretation
and report generation
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TUBE SHAPE
Any Configuration
U-bends
Finned tubes
Twisted
Spiral wound
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TUBE SIZE AND LENGTH
5/16” up to 4” (8mm – 102mm)
inner diameter
Up to 35 meters depending on defect
size, tube configuration and type
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TUBE MATERIALS
Any Type
Ferrous
Non-ferrous
Graphite
Plastics
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INSPECTION SPEED
Less than 10 seconds per tube
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5 seconds per tube less than 20 ft. (6m)
Fast enough for 100% inspection if/when
needed
Ideal for emergency situations
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DETECTED DEFECTS
Tube Size
5/16”-2 1/2" (8mm – 63.5mm)
2 1/2"-4" (63.5mm – 102mm)
Holes
Min. diameter 0.039” (1mm)
Min. diameter 0.118” (3mm)
Even smaller in some cases
Even smaller in some cases
Blockages
Min. 5% of cross section
Min. 5% of cross section
Erosion
Min. 5% of wall thickness
Min. 5% of wall thickness
Pitting
Min. 20% of wall thickness
Min. 50% based on defect volume
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OPERATION
Simple process to collect data
Software guides operator step-by-step
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Tube sheet mapping
Parameter input
Measurements
Intuitive, graphic user interface
Less expertise required
Minimal operator training
Computer-based data interpretation
and report generation
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REPORTS
Customizable, graphical on-line reports
Available output in PDF or HTML format
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HARDWARE
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HARDWARE
Compact handheld device
Microphone
Loudspeaker
Tube adapters to fit up to 4” ID
Customized extensions for easy tube
access in challenging situations
(optional)
Microphone
Loudspeaker
Tube Adapter
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HARDWARE
Main measurement and
control unit
External computer connected
to handheld device
Runs AcousticEye software
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Inspection setup
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Probe status monitoring
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Test data recording and analysis
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Compact, rugged, lightweight
Total box weight
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39.7 lbs (18Kg)
Box dimensions
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22” L x 17.9” W x 10.4” H
(56 x 45.5 x 26.5 cm )
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DEFECT SIGNATURES
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TYPICAL FAULTS
Each inner diameter defect has its own signature
Exact location, type and size identified
Impinging pulse
Reflection from a
local blockage
Reflection from a
local degradation
Reflection
from a hole
t
Blockage
Wall Loss
deposits, dents,
welding material
pitting, erosion
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SAMPLE SIGNALS
Tube Wall Degradation
Hole
0.03
0.03
Reflection from Scoring
0.02
Relative Units
Reference meaasurement
0.01
0
0.01
0
-0.01
-0.01
-0.02
1.2
1.25
1.3
1.35
1.4
1.45
1.5
1.55
1.6
1.65
Reference measurement
-0.02
Reflection caused by a hole
-0.03
1.8
1.7
2
2.2
[m]
3
Partial Blockage
2.4
2.6
2.8
3
[m]
4
Relative Units
Relative Units
0.02
Reflection from Constriction
2
Reference measurement
1
0
-1
-2
-3
1
1.2
1.4
1.6
[m]
1.8
2
2.2
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OPERATION
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PUTTING DOLPHIN G3™ TO WORK
1
Setup (map, parameters)
2
Take measurements
3
Analyze results and generate report
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STEP 1: SETUP – MAP OUT WORKPLAN
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Take a digital
photo
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Tubes detected
automatically
3
Tubes numbered
automatically
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STEP 1: SETUP – SET PARAMETERS
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Tube length
Tube outer diameter (OD)
Tube wall thickness
Ambient temperature
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STEP 2: TAKE THE MEASUREMENTS
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STEP 3: ANALYZE RESULTS
The software identifies all defects
Operator needs to verify the results
Approve
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STEP 3: GENERATE REPORT
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MARKETS SERVED
Industrial sectors / applications
Refineries, fuel processing
Power generation utilities
Petrochemicals, chemicals
Food and beverage
Air conditioning (HVAC)
Pulp and paper
Tube cleaning QA
Steel factories
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INDUSTRY STANDARDS
ASME
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Standard in process
ASTM
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Initial stages
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THIRD PARTY REPORTS
Southwest Research Institute
(SwRI)
AcousticEye technology validation study
Findings report published and available
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SUMMARY
Ultra-fast inspection up to 4”
in any shape or material
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Less than 10 seconds per tube, 5 sec.< 20ft. (6m)
Breakthrough solution for
today’s hard-to-inspect tubes
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Boilers, Fin Fans, u-bend, twisted…
Proven, patented APR technology
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Non-invasive, no consumable inventory
European customer base and presence
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