MISTRAS Group, Inc. (Princeton Junction, NJ)

Methods include determining, based on first data, the physical characteristics of a variety of sensor operations that are connected to a multi-structure. Method also involves updating a structure health management system to show the number of sensor operations. After the structure management system has been updated it is also possible to sending out multiple notifications to the various portable field devices. Alongside receiving the multitude if notifications, the method also includes receiving second data from the plurality of portable field devices that indicates the results of the numerous sensor operations. Different tools are employed to produce the results. The method further involves using the outcomes of the various types of sensor operations, a plurality of structural health monitoring remotely procedures to identify the structural health attributes for each of the various structures.

Manufacturing, oil, gas and electricity are just a few examples of the industries that use infrastructure to deliver goods and services to their clients. A pipeline, for instance, can be used to transport a substance (e.g. oil or gas) from one place to another place.

Pipelines and other infrastructure components may be susceptible to cracking, corrosion, and fatigue. A pipeline, for instance, might be subject to internal damages like wear and tear caused by pressure and temperaturechanges caused by oil or gas that is transported through the pipeline. Furthermore, the pipeline might be exposed to wear and tear from the outside for example, damages caused by weather or other events.

Pipelines and other infrastructure elements are inspected for wear, such as using an imaging procedure with ultrasonic imaging or radiography, or other methods. A pipeline could be imaged to create image data. The image data can later be analysed to determine if there’s any physical wear or tear to the pipeline. Based on the results of inspections the pipeline could be fixed or replaced.

It can take time to produce and store, transfer and analyse inspection data. Analysis of images can require many processing cycles, as well as other resources in order to find fatigue, cracking, or corrosion. In certain instances, the defects may be detected too late to fix or limit certain kinds of damage.

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