Rightrax online corrosion/erosion monitoring
May 05, 2010
Rightrax online corrosion/erosion monitoringThe Rightrax system reduces corrosion and erosion maintenance cost problems using innovative online technology to end costly, time-based inspections while providing better, more timely, and more frequent corrosion/erosion information that decreases the risk of asset failure. With ROI for the Rightrax system typically less than a year, the economics of going online are compelling. With support for the Rightrax system now available in System 1 Software, going online is easier and more powerful. The Rightrax system uses non-invasive, ultrasonic sensing technology that attaches to the outside of the asset and measures wall thickness. Rightrax sensors can be polled periodically, allowing users to assess useful life remaining by comparing current values to minimum thickness limits, and establish historical trends. This ability to trend data sets it apart from even the most frequent manual inspection regimens. The benefits are two-fold: First, users can understand the rate at which corrosion/erosion is progressing, allowing better maintenance planning. Second, users can correlate Rightrax data with process data, providing powerful insight into cause-effect relationships that can help operators understand and avoid the conditions that accelerate corrosion/erosion rates and corresponding asset degradation. Integration provides Rightrax users with all the powerful capabilities native to System 1 software for displaying, trending, analyzing, plotting, and correlating data. It provides powerful import/export functionality for integration with reporting tools and programs, such as Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel. What sets the power of the System 1 environment apart is its decision support technology: powerful automation capabilities that can automatically analyze data using sophisticated, user-written rules and embedded knowledge. When specific conditions or anomalies of an unknown origin are detected, the system can send intelligent advisories to appropriate personnel.
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