NDT Tank and Pipeline Inspection Services
In support of Silverwing’s advanced product development we operate a specialist inspection team concentrating on corrosion detection, sizing and servicing the storage tank and pipe line market within the Petro-Chemical industry. Our inspection division includes API 653 certified inspectors and EEMUA 159 certified tank integrity assessors providing the complete NDT inspection solution. This team can work directly for asset owners, but we also supply specialist skills via existing inspection service or maintenance companies, enhancing their capability and helping to develop their in-house teams.
Our pipe line and above ground storage tank testing and survey equipment,
many developed and marketed worldwide by our in-house manufacturing
- Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) Floor Scanners
- Remote Access Ultrasonic (UT) crawlers
- Long Range Ultrasonic Pipe Screening using Guided Waves
- Electric Vacuum Box systems
The Service Inspection Division’s plant is up-dated on a regular
basis to ensure it always has the latest technology available. To
compliment the Inspection Services, Silverwing UK Ltd is able to
offer full engineering assessment of tankage to meet the guidelines
laid down by EEMUA 159 and API 653 including "fitness for purpose"
and inspection scheduling reports. Our personnel employ best working
practices with safety a top priority. Preparation and execution of
site-specific health and safety plans coupled with detailed
inspection procedures ensure Silverwing UK Ltd meet both UK Health &
Safety and International inspection specification requirements.
NDT Inspection and Testing Services Summary
- Above Ground Storage Tank Floor Inspections including Magnetic Flux Leakage
inspection, Vacuum Box inspection of lap welds, butt welds and fillet welds,
Magnetic Particle Inspection of welds
- Remote Access Ultrasonic Inspection of Storage Tank Walls, Spheres and Columns
- Magnetic Flux Leakage Inspection of non insulated tank farm and
- Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and Inspection
- High speed Ultrasonic B and C-scan Inspection of Pressure Vessels, Tanks and
Large Diameter Pipework
- Long range ultrasonic screening of pipework, both above and below ground
NDT Inspection Techniques and Equipment
Tank bottom inspection with computerised MFL corrosion detection & sizing.
The motorised FloormapVS2i maintains a constant speed giving more consistent
results with greater defect detectability and sizing than non-motorised
Motorised MFL corrosion detection tank bottom scanner.
A quick and effective MFL screening tool to locate corrosion for secondary
sizing inspection techniques.
Pipescan is a portable, magnetic flux leakage inspection system for the
detection of random internal corrosion in pipe runs. MFL is not affected by
product flowing through the pipe runs so surveys can be carried out both
on-line and off-line.
MFL corrosion detection mini scanner.
The Handscan MFL corrosion detection mini scanner is designed to compliment
the MFL2000 and FloormapVS floorscanners.
- Vacuum Box
The vacuum box test is performed on welded seams for rapid integrity
evaluation. The system is highly effective and provides a rapid, economic
method of evaluating the integrity of various welds.
- Ultrasonic Testing
Silverwing personnel use a range of traditional irrigated and dry coupled UT
inspection systems to suit specific requirements for Ultrasonic A, B and
C-scan Inspection of Pressure Vessels, Tanks and Large Diameter Pipework.
Remote access ultrasonic crawlers are also used to allow cost effective
ultrasound thickness measurements on above ground ferro-magnetic structures
without the need for costly scaffolding or rope access.
Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) is used for the detection of surface and
near-surface flaws in ferromagnetic materials, to inspect a variety of
product forms such as castings, forgings, and weldments.
- Guided Wave Long Range Ultrasonic
Long Range Ultrasonic Screening of Pipework including Corrosion Under