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Applications

The range of applications for AE is manifold. Nevertheless acceptance of AE as inspection and testing method was driven by integrity inspection of pressure vessels. Application of AE-measurement spread from testing a pressure vessel tocorrosion testing of flat bottom storage tanks (above ground storage tanks), leakage testing of pipelines and valves,testing for partial discharge in transformers and nowadays finds its entrance in structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures.

In the field of research and development, acoustic emission measurement methodology has become a constant factor ever since it was first discovered by Dr. Joseph Kaiser.

Applications:

Integrity Industrial processes often involve storing and processing of hazardous materials. Failure of such storage or processing equipment may have catastrophic consequences on environment or people...
Corrosion Corrosion is an imminent danger for containments in which a corrosive medium is stored. Advanced corrosion leads to leakage and in its worst case even loss of integrity. Any such failure...
Leakage Leakage in valves, pipelines or storage tanks causes loss of transported or stored medium, i.e. your asset, pollution and danger factors to environment as well as people. For safety reasons...
Partial Discharge Partial discharge, an electrical phenomenon, is a localized dielectric breakdown. Partial discharges cause a progressive deterioration of insulating materials, which eventually...
Structural Health Monitoring Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is able to detect damage of an engineering structure and provides means of analyzing acquired data. SHM is characterized by monitoring...
Research and Development AE provides a very sensitive, volumetric and real time measurement technique which interferes only marginally with the specimen and is able to detect damage processes at the...