BSI's Eagle Array - monitoring the internal integrity of thousands of miles of pipeline is a top priority for companies in industries such as oil, petroleum, natural gas, and electricity. Pipeline failures can result in extensive damage to properties or land, or even serious injuries to members of your team. Even in a best-case scenario, faulty pipes or pipelines are likely to translate to significant downtime and expense.
If you work in one of these industries, you are already aware that there are government-mandated safety regulations that you are required to know and follow. The Eagle Array System’s cutting-edge approach to monitoring internal corrosion provides a snapshot of how your system is functioning as a whole, while keeping you in compliance with federal regulations.
The Eagle Array’s core technology is an innovative, proprietary system, developed by BSI, that utilizes ultrasound to accurately measure the internal thickness of pipes, tanks, welds, well-head pumping systems, and many other mechanical structures that may be difficult to access. BSI's certified inspectors provide weld integrity and flaw detection scanning services. Using the latest in phased array ultrasound imaging technology, we specialize in internal pit detection and corrosion/erosion mapping. We closely coordinate and validate ILI inspections and monitor for change.
We assess the project goals and requirements for each of our customers to accommodate technology advances and potential new applications and expansions. Additionally, industry experts and professional associations such as Tulsa University Sand Management Projects (TUSMP) joint industry project (JIP) and the Maryland State Industrial Partnership/University of Maryland, and Frostburg State, have vet our system vigorously, thoroughly, and independently. The Eagle Arrays have also been the focus of six sigma studies, field testing and other specific commercial test loops.
Rugged, field-ready, ultrasonic sensors built to withstand harsh environmental extremes. Field-proven, installed at wellheads, pipelines, refineries, chemical plants, utilities and underground pipelines. Positioned on the outside of your equipment for ease of placement and easy removal, BSI ultrasound sensors monitor the integrity of mechanical structures with incredible accuracy.
What Do BSI Sensors Monitor?
Assess the conditional health of your system to determine when something needs changed as opposed to simply changing components at predefined intervals, when it may or may not be necessary.
Remotely monitor pit growth, flaw and crack mitigation, and general metal loss.
Relationships and trends among temperature, humidity and corrosion/erosion rates are established and correlated to particular plant events.
The Array DesignFLEXIBLE INSTALLATION
Single or multiple sensor installations create a unified communication and processing system. Each sensor independently monitors for trends and exceptional events. Single and broadband waveforms can be generated and analyzed in order to identify potential flaws or deviations from the norm.
COMPREHENSIVE DATA SETS
Multiple readings at strategic locations along a pipeline reveal broad perspectives of a pipeline’s interior. Uniform data sets are used as a realistic predictor of corrosion or erosion conditions. Data are acquired remotely or with an Eagle Array IMPAcTtm data logger.
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.
BSI software acquires, encrypts, aggregates and formats invaluable data around the clock. Trends and exceptions are alarmed and reported to customers at a “moment’s notice.”
Customer interfaces are available to the user 24 hours a day with unique display features and decision-making tools.
Customer preferences are built into all user interfaces. Data logging schedules, Cloud uploads and text/email alerts are all tailored to specific user needs.
At BSI, we understand that not all applications are alike. The Eagle Array integrity system is designed for a variety of client-driven scenarios:
- Compatibility with local 110/240 VAC power
- Instrumentation DC power
- Solar power/battery
- Power over Ethernet (POE)
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.