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ExxonMobil Exclusive Webinar

Webinars 10 March 2021

ExxonMobil/ESSO Exclusive Webinar:
An overview of NDE In-Service Damage Technologies

TIME: 9am (Calagary, Canada)/4pm (UK) 

There will be 3 short presentations on the following technologies:

Challenges in the non-destructive testing of welded structures for the in service inspection 
Capucine Carpentier: NDT Section Manager, Non-Destructive Evaluation Group

TWI will present on the latest development that TWI is involved in the introduction of advanced NDT for supporting challenging inspections in metallic welded structures. The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Use of Ultrasonic and advanced ultrasonic technique in lieu of radiography
  • Demonstration of an inspection of complex geometry using ultrasonic phased array semi-automated techniques
  • Use of advanced ultrasonic imaging TFM/FMC in the testing of pipeline girth weld inspection
  • Non-destructive testing for High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)

Non-Invasive monitoring of tanks floors using guided waves
Michelle Forster: Section Manager – Non-Destructive Evaluation Group

Leakage of fluids from above ground floor tanks is a major issue. There are stringent regulatory requirements for avoidance of leaks of potential pollutants from tanks resulting in considerable pressure on tank and terminal operators to ensure that leaks do not occur. The main site for leakage is the tank floor, which may degrade in service owing to corrosion, or in some cases, cracking at welds.

TWI has developed a field-usable non-invasive method of monitoring tank floors to detect corrosion using ultrasonic guided waves. This method allows forewarning of degradation of the floor without needing to take the tank out of service and provides evidence to support extensions between internal inspections if no degradation is reported. 

Condition Monitoring
Ryan Marks: Section Manager – Monitoring and Inspection Research

Whilst inspection may still be required at manufacture and during maintenance intervals, the use of condition monitoring technologies in service is increasing. This has been made possible through the development of technologies such as sensors that are capable of surviving harsh operational environments, wireless and low-powered acquisition and relay units powered through energy harvesting and intelligent data processing capable of identifying meaningful data. This coupled with the use of AI to process data and digital twins enables predictive maintenance regimes to be implemented and life extensions. This talk will discuss some of the monitoring technologies being developed and employed, deployment and qualification challenges as well as describe some case studies where CM has been used to overcome challenges where periodic inspection is not possible or practicable.

Continuing Professional Development 

TWI awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of a webinar will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact Becki Parratt if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.   

Meet the team

Amina Boughrara Salman - Oil and Gas Sector Manager

Amina Boughrara Salman

Oil and Gas Sector Manager

Amina Boughrara Salman joined Industrial Membership Services (IMS) in September 2020 as the O&G Sector Manager. Her current activities include developing industrial membership for TWI, identifying and exploiting new opportunities for business growth and providing efficient service to key customers. Prior to this, Amina was a Senior Project Leader in Arc processes and Welding Engineering (AWE) section from June 2018 until august 2020 and in Condition and Structural Monitoring (CSM) section from August 2016 to May 2018. Prior to TWI, Amina worked for Schlumberger as a Senior Reservoir Engineer for nine years.

Capucine Carpentier - Section Manager - NDT

Capucine Carpentier

Section Manager - NDT

Capucine joined TWI in 2006 and she is involved in many projects for the development and implementation of the full spectrum of non-destructive testing, and the development of innovative inspection solutions. Capucine is the Section Manager of the NDT Section in TWI and she is leading a team of inspection engineers capable of analysing inspection challenges and developing an inspection solution using the latest knowledge and inspection technology. The NDT Section aims to provide support to TWI Member companies in the development of NDT technology, in the delivery of inspection solutions and in the validation and qualification of inspection processes.

Michelle Forster - Section Manager - NDT

Michelle Forster

Section Manager - NDT

Michelle joined TWI as a Principal Project Leader in the NDT department in July 2018. Prior to this she gained experience in Project Management, welding engineering and NDT within the nuclear industry. Michelle has a PhD in the development of single crystal transducers for underwater sonar applications and a bachelors degree in Applied Physics.

Ryan Marks - Section Manager, Monitoring and Inspection Research

Ryan Marks

Section Manager, Monitoring and Inspection Research

Ryan is the Section Manager of the Monitoring and Inspection Research Section at TWI. In this role, he is responsible for managing the development of technologies that advance the capabilities of monitoring and inspection technologies in-line with the needs of TWI members and wider industrial needs. This involves the early-stage in-house development at TWI as well as the transfer of technologies from the likes of universities to form practical solutions for the next generation of smart materials and structures.

Ryan has a Masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D in Acoustic Emission monitoring from Cardiff University as well as being a Chartered Engineer. Ryan has previously worked for Airbus as a structures design engineer before moving into Condition Monitoring and Non-destructive testing research. Ryan has developed technologies for a range of industries and applications including aerospace, nuclear and wind turbine blades for key customers and through numerous collaborative projects.





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