Crack Propagation Monitoring
Easily monitor crack propagation on equipment.
Scanimetrics’ Wireless Crack Propagation Monitoring System lets you wirelessly collect real-time data and effectively monitor crack propagation without the need for direct visual inspection or costly unscheduled downtime.
Most industrial operations have many pieces of equipment with metal parts which are subject to cracking due to excessing loading. Prior to failure, these parts can develop micro-cracks which can propagate and cause failures. During normal servicing cycles, these cracks are detected by visual inspection or other means, and are scheduled for expedited repair, which is approximately 3 times more costly in most cases. However, if repairs cannot be performed immediately, extended downtime can result in production loss. Equipment put back in service without repair requires constant monitoring to prevent field failures, further equipment damage, production downtime, injury of personnel, and perhaps even loss of life.
Manual inspection is the most common method of monitoring these cracks. At best, this is a highly subjective and imprecise manner to monitor crack propagation. In addition, manual inspection usually requires equipment to be taken off line, and as a result, is not a cost effective maintenance procedure.
Scanimetrics’ Wireless Crack Propagation Monitoring System can be used to accurately monitor crack propagation on metal parts so that optimal maintenance decisions can be made on repair and replacement. Operators and Maintenance Managers can be informed directly by the system through email, text message, voice message, or web update, of impending failures, enabling maintenance to be scheduled when convenient, without the need for expedited repairs.
The Crack Propagation Monitoring System in Action
|Sensor Operating Temperature Range||-40 °C to +150 °C|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 °C to +85 °C|
|Sensor Configuration||1”, 2” and 6” sensors spaced at least 0.5” apart|
|Minimum Crack Width Detected||100 micron|
|Maximum Wireless Operating Range to Master||10 metres (extendable with repeaters)|
|Maximum Battery Life||1 year of operation|
|Modes of Operation||Real-time display, unaccompanied alarming, data logging and data transmission|
|Size||7 cm x 4 cm x 2.5 cm (2.75” x 1.5” x 1”)|
|Weight||110 g (4 oz)|
|Wireless Module Housing||Sealed epoxy compound (water and chemical resistant, built to IP67 standard)|
|Wireless Module Mounting Method||Epoxy or spot weld|
|Certifications||FCC and Industry Canada|
|Extended Sensor Temperature Range||-55 °C to +200 °C|
|Extended Life Battery||Double the capacity|
|Certifications||Intrinsic Safety (Zone 0 or Class I, Division 1)|
All specifications subject to change without notice