Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Are you struggling while locating utilities, you know how serious and challenging it can be to find plastic pipes and conduits. It can be time consuming, it disturbs the environment and causes traffic delays. Accurate assessments using GPR means better use of space, time and resources. It is less invasive in that it can locate pipes and serve as a powerful visual aid in their diagnosis without digging, probing, or drilling of any kind.

There are many methods of locating utilities, but many of them have their limitations:

Electromagnetic locators don’t work well beyond 10-15 feet of depth and do not detect non-metallic materials.

Vacuum excavators, while providing indisputable visual confirmation, are not entirely efficient. They do not work without damage to soil and pavement, they require regular refill of water in the case of hydro-powered excavators, and require the maintenance and transportation of heavy equipment. Not to mention, they are far more costly than GPR systems.

Acoustic pipe locators receive weaker signals from plastic pipes (PVC and PE), whereas GPR units do not discriminate. Acoustic locators are tedious to operate; pulses must be manually generated and therefore do not give continuous reads the way GPR does.

Witching  or Dowsing has been proven to be potentially unreliable. Many engineers see it as nothing more than a parlor trick.

We encourage the use of as many technologies as possible to ensure for precise data, but  anyone who uses GPR understands quickly that it is the most powerful and efficient tool in the detection business.

 

Condition Monitoring

Regular condition monitoring using Vibration Analysis of machinery is a key element to predictive maintenance. A carefully planned conditioning monitoring program can prevent machinery failure and avoid damages to your business operation.

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Condition monitoring is the process of using cutting edge diagnostic equipment called Vibration Analysis and Thermal Imaging to routinely collect and monitor data that would indicate a developing problem that could lead to equipment failure.

Hydro-Static Testing – PRV Certification

Provides a comlogoplete line of professional monitoring services. We currently serve Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nevada.

We have experience in Mining, Food Process Equipment, Oil Field Equipment, Ammonia Compressors, Reciprecating Compressors,Conveyors, Pumps, Milling, and other types of equipment

Simply put, we only consider our work to be a success when our clients are able to increase production and reduce unscheduled downtime.

Hydrostatic Testing

PdM Professionals utilizes the cutting edge technology for recording tests performed. And can test up to 10,000 PSI.

Hydro test

A hydrostatic test is a way in which pressure vessels such as pipelines, plumbing, gas cylinders, boilers and fuel tanks can be tested for strength and leaks. The test involves filling the vessel or pipe system with a liquid, usually water, which may be dyed to aid in visual leak detection, and pressurization of the vessel to the specified test pressure.

Pressure tightness can be tested by shutting off the supply valve and observing whether there is a pressure loss. Hydro testing of pipes, pipelines and vessels is performed to expose defective materials that have missed prior detection, and ensure that any remaining defects are insignificant enough to allow operation at design pressures, expose possible leaks and serve as a final validation of the integrity of the constructed system. ASME B31.3 requires this testing to ensure tightness and strength.

Buried high pressure oil and gas pipelines are tested for strength by pressurizing them to at least 125% of their maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) at any point along their length.

PRV Certification

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Many pressure relief valves are small enough to be shipped for testing and this is a great option. However, if your industry relies on multiple pressure relief valves packing them up and shipping all of them to us may not be the best option. In this case, our on-site certification services allow you to continue using all of the equipment right up to the point when we’re ready to certify it, saving you time and money.

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

This process is generically known as condition monitoring. When used correctly, it can result in huge cost savings compared to traditional maintenance methods.

Traditional maintenance methods are preventive – Components are replaced according to a fixed schedule whether worn or not. Traditional maintenance methods are also reactive, repairing components only after they have broken down.

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How Vibration Analysis Works

chart_multiAccelerometers are the ears of our instruments and are connected to rotating machinery such as electro-mechanical drives and gearboxes. The vibrations and movements of the equipment are then recorded.

These recordings are later transferred to a computer and analyzed by trained professionals.  Our equipment provides a visual display of the vibration waveforms. These recordings can then be analyzed  over time to see the gradual development of new vibrations to detect wear at the earliest stages.

Hydro-Static Testing

Hydro testA hydrostatic test is a way in which pressure vessels such as pipelines, plumbing, gas cylinders, boilers and fuel tanks can be tested for strength and leaks.

The test involves filling the vessel or pipe system with a liquid, usually water, which may be dyed to aid in visual leak detection, and pressurization of the vessel to the specified test pressure.

Buried high pressure oil and gas pipelines are tested for strength by pressurizing them to at least 125% of their Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) at any point along their length.