NDT Testing And The Fuelvac® Double Skin System
Here at Abfad, we wanted to let our clients know that NDT testing to the steel tank could be carried out through our Fuelvac® double skin tank lining system, so we approached Innospection Limited to carry out some tests and produce a full comprehensive report for us.
The brief for Innospection was to conduct a feasibility test into the possibility of using advanced Eddy Current to successfully inspect through the applied Fuelvac® double skin system.
Innospection utilised the MEC™ (Magnetic Eddy Current) system, an NDT advanced electro-magnetic inspection technique. The main purpose into a feasibility test of the MEC™ technique on the Fuelvac® sample was to investigate if the specific electro-conductive layer found within the double skin liner, had any significant influence on the Non-Destructive Testing capability of the MEC™ technique to detect defects within a carbon steel sample.
As you can see from the report, Fuelvac® does not interfere in any way with the quality of the results obtained using this advanced inspection technique and Innospections summary of the results is detailed below:
“In summary, this feasibility test has concluded that on Fuelvac® coatings, the MEC™ technique is capable of satisfactory inspection results, through this type of coating for both topside and underside corrosion detection under similar inspection conditions”.
Or read the full report below.