Most off companies are opting to go in for Eddy current inspection due to inherent benefit of non-requirement of paint removal for inspection which is a drawback in the conventional NDT method of MPI. Eddy current eliminates the need of surface preparation and saves lot of time in paint removal and re-application of paint post inspection. Only at places indications received prove-up is done with MPI.
One of the major advantages of eddy current as an NDT tool is the variety of inspections and measurements that can be performed.
In the proper circumstances, eddy currents can be used for:
- Crack detection
- Material thickness
- Coating thickness
- Conductivity measurements
- Material identification
- Heat damage detection
- Case depth determination
- Heat treatment monitoring
- Inspects complex shapes and sizes of conductive materials
Pioneer Inspection has trained and qualified inspectors with on-board experience to carry out Eddy current inspection onshore and offshore. PIS used Hockings Locater2 Eddy Current set for inspection.