Acoustic Emission Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks

TANKSERV: Acoustic Emission Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks

The floor of an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) remains the most difficult part of the vessel to inspect for corrosion damage. Generally, this section of the tank is inaccessible from the outside for conventional Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and the costs of opening the tank and preparing it for an internal inspection including cleaning, purging and loss of production availability, creates a significant financial burden for the tank owner/operator. An advanced NDT method with the capability of assessing the condition of the tank floor without opening the tank is acoustic emission (AE) monitoring. TECHKNOWSERV is an industry leader in providing inspection of ASTs using the AE technology, with back up NDT using ultrasonic spot inspections and c-scans other conventional NDT methods such as Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL).