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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Advanced Pipe Inspections by Martin Technical

Written by Anne Vazquez. Posted in FacilityBlog, Featured Post, New Service Spotlight, Technology, Topics

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Published on January 18, 2013 with No Comments

Martin Technical, a Denver, CO-based provider of facility/plant maintenance, safety, and efficiency services uses advanced ultrasonic based technology to conduct its Pipe Inspection Predictive Maintenance Program. The service can be conducted to evaluate the condition of fire pipe and process water pipes.

Using ultrasonic technology for pipe inspections is a tried and true way to measure pipe wall thickness, but the data provided from traditional ultrasonic methods is limited. For this inspection program, Martin Technical incorporates both traditional UT ultrasonic “time to flight” thickness testing along with its proprietary patented Localized Guided Wave scanning system.
The Localized Guided Wave system
identifies areas of pipe that show indications
of internal corrosion or other issues.

The capabilities this advanced approach to pipe inspection provides beyond traditional methods include:

  • Identify pipe wall thickness and what is in the pipes ( e.g., water, sludge, air pockets, scaling, ice plugs, corrosion buildup, residue). Traditional services only identify wall loss, not build-up and other anomolies.
  • Identify what sections of pipes need replacing so that facility managers don’t have to replace the whole system
  • Provide more information and faster data collection
  • Does not require the piping system to be shut down

About Anne Vazquez

Anne Vazquez

Vazquez has been writing about facility management since 1996 when she began working at Today's Facility Manager (TFM) as the magazine's Editorial Assistant. From 2000 to 2005, she continued to work in publishing in another subject field until rejoining TFM's editorial team as Managing Editor in February 2005. In September 2012, she was promoted to Editor of TFM, where she continues to seek out solutions and trends for the magazine's facility management audience. Vazquez can be reached at

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