RP

Radiometric Profiling

RP is a fast, real-time testing technique. This application measures changes in a beam of gamma-ray energy as it passes through the sample being inspected. The beam source is positioned on one side of the pipe with the detector on the other side of the pipe, measuring everything between the source and detector. In refrigeration piping, this includes insulation, foreign material inside the insulation, one pipe wall, pipe contents, the other pipe wall and anything else ‘in the beam’.

The radiation exposure from the gamma source is extremely low. Special radiation safety barriers and direct vicinity evacuation are not required for its use.

When determining the best method for your industry and company requirements, there are many factors that should be evaluated. Below is a high-level baseline that is a great place to start, including standard requirements and (RP) Radiometric Profiling’s ability to meet these requirements.

REQUIREMENT RESULT
Safety
I need daily operations to continue uninterrupted during facility inspection.

There is no risk of radiation with RP, it is 100% safe to resume operations while testing

Meets need 
Preparation
I do not have/do not want to commit resources to prepare pipes for inspection.

No insulation removal or surface prep required with RP.

Meets need
Data
I need accurate information about the state of tested pipe and indications of threat.

Maximum detail. Can measure water or ice in insulation, pipe corrosion, wall thickness and schedule.

Meets need
Scope
I need all piping and vessels in my facility or designated inspection area tested.

RP can inspect all piping – nested and suspended. Can measure all beam contents of up to 24” diameter pipe, single pipe wall must be less than 0.900” of steel. Technicians can inspect 100+ locations per day with RP.

Meets need with exception
Timeliness
I need vulnerabilities in my system identified quickly.

RP is able to provide real-time results.

Meets need

For more information about other NDE/NDE methods for pipe inspection click a technology below:

VISUAL Ultrasonic Thickness PULSED EDDY CURRENT CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY REAL-TIME RADIOGRAPHY

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