Inspecting CUI Systems with Equipment in Service
From JPCL, March 2019
By Peter Bock, Performance Polymers Americas LLC
Traditional methods of in-service inspection of CUI coating systems are extremely expensive, difficult and usually unsatisfactory. However, several recent technological developments have helped improve the accuracy and efficiency of in-service inspection of CUI systems. This article describes the use of thermal imaging, buried self-powered transducers, high-efficiency blanket insulation and more, allowing cost-effective and more frequent inspection of larger percentages of CUI coatings than was possible in the past....