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sheilaTechnology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


Ultrasound is breaking new ground

Sheila Kennedy says ultrasound specialists adapt to new challenges to data collection and management.

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor
Feb 11, 2019

Ultrasonic technology plays a prominent role for many plants in asset condition monitoring, inspections, and measurement. Use of ultrasound has proved to be reliable and cost-effective for detecting adverse conditions, defects, discontinuities, corrosion, and other risks to asset reliability as well as for measuring liquid flow rates. Elements of the internet of things (IoT) are reflected in many newer solutions.

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