The off line reporting software automatically produces a CAD drawing of the tank floor with the
corrosion represented as individual coloured pixels to provide precise information on the condition of specific areas of the tank floor.
Alternatively the plates can be coloured according to the maximum corrosion detected on each track to provide an overview of the general condition of the tank.
All captured data, over 20% loss of the nominal plate thickness, is re-analysed to identify the defect profile and separate the corrosion into 1 of 3 classes. Different sizing algorithms are applied to each class of corrosion ensuring enhanced defect sizing even on badly corroded floors where small diameter deep pits may otherwise have been undersized.
Additional data from visual, ultrasonic, vacuum box and magnetic particle inspection can be added to the report generating a full fingerprint of the tank floor including the annular plates.
An innovative feature of the software allows subsequent inspection data to be overlaid and corrosion growth identified.
These features coupled together with a patch plate design function and full statistics package give the tankage engineer a powerful, cost effective tool with which to carry out trending and asset life projections