Scottish technology start-up Novosound has launched a range of revolutionary non-destructive testing (NDT) products, providing a technological breakthrough that will dramatically affect how industry inspections take place.
The products, which have all been developed and produced in Scotland, can solve the issues facing the NDT market with current technology hindered by poor signal conduction, sensors unable to fit curved surfaces or unusual geometries, an inability to work at high temperatures, and the difficulties of manufacturing reliable high-resolution ultrasound probes at scale from ceramics and polymers.
The three new products, all named after Celtic legends – the Kelpie, Belenus and Nebula –can improve the way the NDT market operates across the oil and gas, renewables, and energy sectors, potentially saving companies millions of pounds in downtime.
- The Kelpie, carries out corrosion mapping or wall thickness measurements via its innovative thin-film probes and can inspect pipes regardless of their size or across unusually shaped geometries
- The Belenus, a match-box sized sensor for continuous corrosion monitoring in higher temperature enclosed environments enables weekly data capture instead of the current annual inspection
- The Nebula enables the continuous monitoring of results to be remotely reported via the cloud
The Kelpies at Falkirk, Scotland.