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The Owl™
Protecting Pipeline Integrity

With more data, the Owl is the wisest of all test stations.

Quickly and easily installed, the Owl Ultrasound Test Station is complete with standpipe, ultrasound corrosion coupons, conventional VOM wiring/terminals with remote or on-site data acquisition capability.


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What Makes the Owl Ultrasound Test Station So Wise?

While most traditional test stations only report indirect measurements (volts/amps), The Owl reports pipeline integrity by precisely measuring the rate of the CP induced structure. Using sacrificial coupons AND ultrasonic probes within and outside the cathodic current field, the exact change in thickness of the pipe can be measured.

The Owl Ultrasound Test Station is a unique and excellent tool for monitoring the impact of both DC- and AC-induced corrosion on underground structures.

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Where Can I Use OWL Ultrasound Test Stations?

Under high-voltage power lines.
Pipelines located in highly resistant soil, such as sand
In buried piping inside plants.

BSI recognizes that there are very specific, serious safety issues involved when a pipeline is located near high-voltage power lines. AC-induced corrosion can be a significant issue resulting not only in localized corrosion, but also creating potentially unsafe high voltage environments.

BSI has the expertise to help you develop an AC Mitigation Plan in response to regulatory requirements. Mitigation plans are specialized in design, installation, and monitoring capabilities, depending on the specifics of your location.

The Ultrasound Difference

Historically, ultrasonic instruments have been used to evaluate the integrity of components manually. In many circumstances, the accuracy of these measurements is operator dependent. However, the reliability and precision of ultrasound technology, when used in a more automated fashion, eliminates variables that oftentimes impacts measurement accuracy.

Ultrasonic Testing is non-destructive. High-frequency sound waves are emitted into one side of a target material. The sound waves are reflected back to the emitting sensor producing a precise measurement of material thickness. Not only does this technology assure the highest level of precision and accuracy, but ultrasound is also safe, provides immediate results, and is very cost effective.

Monitoring with ultrasound is mission critical. It enables you to work on long-term planning and maintenance vs. dealing with expensive repairs and potential emergencies.

In short, you are better able to protect, predict, and prevent.

Why BSI?

BSI excels in translating the precision and reliability of ultrasound, previously only found in a laboratory setting, into real-world field environments.

We are experts in the development of unique, rugged ultrasound sensors and “smart” probes as well as the design of signal processing software that enhances and preserves data quality.

BSI has a strong and globally respected reputation for technical excellence. With decades of field experience we understand customer needs. We provide immediate online data and information access to our customers while working in the background analyzing the integrity of your data.

With today’s budgetary constraints, the Eagle Array System has proven to be a cost-effective alternative to conventional risk reduction and operational improvement methods. Cost savings associated with the elimination of scaffolding and inspection crew dispatching, as well as the value of early problem detection are only a few of the benefits that our customers realize.

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