Furphy Engineering’s Integrity Services Team has the equipment and expertise to deliver a range of on-site testing services. Whether you have detected a leak in a tank, are concerned about welding defects, fatigue or the service life of your tank our team have the on-site capabilities to answer your questions.
Ultrasonic testing determines the level of corrosion and the predicted rate of corrosion for galvanizing kettles. This testing can be conducted while the kettle is in service and does not require a shutdown of the galvanizing line. The thickness of kettle walls are measured using a KID (Kettle Inspection Device) to determine internal flaws or thinning of the walls, using ultrasonic waves. For more information (to come).
Hydrostatic testing is used to test the strength of pressure vessels and the presence of any leaks. It is often employed as a preventative maintenance service for tanks in operation or for locating pre-existing problems and organising tank repairs. Testing involves filling the vessel with liquid and pressurising the vessel to the specified test pressure, in accordance with AS1210 to identify leaks or areas of weakness in the tank surface.
Dye Penetrant testing is a visual test that is conducted by an inspector applying coloured liquid dye to the surface of a tank. This test detects surface porosity, hairline cracks and other surface flaws that may be caused by fatigue, impact, shrinkage, overload or welding defects. Furphy Engineering’s team of welding inspectors are WTIA certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834:2008 to ensure consistent, high quality tank welds.
Our visual testing services are conducted using climbing robot technology that provides remote access to view the interior tank surface. It captures high definition video footage to is used to identify surface cracks, fatigue or maintenance requirements. This robotic system replaces manual, visual inspections conducted by abseilers inside a tank. Our video footage provides an accurate assessment of the interior surface; allows playback for reassessing potential problems; and removes the potential for human error.