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Sonomatic RAIS

SONOMATIC work with our clients to find and deliver solutions. Those solutions arrive from three places – Innovation, Technology

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DELIVERING NDT TECHNOLOGIES. DIFFERENTLY.

SONOMATIC work with our clients to find and deliver solutions. Those solutions arrive from three places – Innovation, Technology and more importantly, a Team that believe in themselves and believes we can deliver better.

We develop strong partnerships with our clients, our vendors, our training companies, our hygiene engineers and fellow contractors. By opening up lines of open and honest communication with all parties, together we bring in projects safely, on time and very likely under or at budget.

Our thinking is diverse, our equipment belongs on the Starship Enterprise! and our enthusiasm and energy is what makes us so different to other companies. NDT is NDT. Physics is Physics. So we can all show up with the same equipment and do the same job, but SONOMATIC RAIS offer more. We offer open-minds, curious minds and a real passion and willingness to bring new life to old contracts, new dreams to new contracts – we offer a difference.

SONOMATIC represent the very best in skills and knowledge in conventional, advanced, specialised and engineering Inspection. But our delivery is different.

INSPECTION LEADERS

An image of Sonomatic RAIS inspectors

Sonomatic RAIS is part of a group of companies collectively known as the CWL Group, providing specialist access, inspection, maintenance and implementation services. Together the Group combined their individual strengths to bring a key group of people together offering a one-call solution service to our clients.

Inspection has many parts to it – depending on the required outcome, we provide options from the simplest of Inspections to the most complex and we can do it from a rope, using robots, crawlers, on land, offshore and sub-sea. But what we do differently, is complete our own surface preparation using our patented laser cleaning system.

Through one contact point, the CWL Group covers every single step of that process, our access teams get us into places safely and securely, and our patented laser system performs surface preparation helping our client avoid thousands of downtime hours, with no damage to the existing substrate, no mess, and does almost zero harm to the planet!

Let us take the problem – we have the skills and knowledge in conventional, advanced, specialised, subsea and engineering Inspections to find you the right solution.

You will find the very best people, real people who can connect with your issue and work hard to provide the best solution, if it is a one-day job that can be done by a sole Level 1 Tech, that is exactly what we will offer if we believe the project will need a team of five or ten, or whatever we deem to be the best all-round solution for our client, we will explain why and exactly what you can expect results wise and costs wise to justify such a team.

Products & Services
CONVENTIONAL NDT

SONOMATIC RAIS continues to grow and evolve within the modern market. We utilise the latest technology to ensure we deliver the best results to our clients, whilst ultimately saving time and money.

WITHIN THE RAIS DIVISION, WE PROVIDE CONVENTIONAL NDT SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,

  • Radiography (Including on-site radiography, mobile dark-room also available)
  • Digital Radiography
  • Radiography on Ropes
  • Pre Heat and Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Hydro-Testing
  • Visual Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Ferrite Testing
  • Ultrasonic Inspection (including forgings and castings)
  • Vax Box Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Coating Thickness Measurements (including cladding)

EDDY CURRENT

Corrosion under insulation (CUI), corrosion blistering and scabs, flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC), corrosion under fireproofing (CUF), and corrosion under coatings are possibly the greatest unresolved asset integrity problems in the industry. Current methods used to measure wall thickness over lift off, without removing insulation, all have severe limitations and existing pulsed eddy current (PEC) solutions rely on outdated technology. It’s time for evolution.

SONMOMATIC offers Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) using Eddyfi® Lyft™ inspection technology. The system allows measurements to be taken through any non-conductive materials such as insulation, protective coatings, concrete, and marine growth, without requiring any direct contact with the inspection surface.

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION (CUI)

In addition to carrying out conventional eddy current on coat or uncoated components, we also offer a wide range of Eddy Current Array technologies.

  • Detecting and sizing crack in carbon steel welds.
  • Assessing carrion on ferromagnetic pipes, tank walls Etc.
  • Detecting and sizing cracks in stainless steel welds
  • Assessing corrosion on aluminium and stainless-steel components
  • Detecting and assessing stress corrosion cracking in base metal

HEAT TREATMENT

Post Weld Heat Treatment is an essential part of both the Operation and Maintenance of assets in the fabrication, Oil & Gas and Power Industry. The welding process can unintentionally weaken equipment by imparting residual stresses into a material which can lead to reduced material properties. This said, Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) is a method used for reducing and redistributing said residual stresses in materials ensuring that the material strength is retained after the welding course. It is also used as a method of hardness control or even to enhance material strength.

In some standards PWHT is compulsory for certain grades or thicknesses, otherwise it is dependent on the material type and the service requirements. Other factors that impact the need for this Inspection are the welding parameter’s, the likely mechanism failure, its alloying system or whether it’s been subject to Heat Treatment previously. Generally, the higher the carbon content and/or the higher the alloy content in materials, the more likely it is to need PWHT after welding activities.

If PWHT is neglected, residual stresses can combine with load stresses to exceed materials limitations which can lead to weld failures, weld cracks and make a weld vulnerable to brittle facture.

At SONOMATIC’s NDT Facilities, we have large specified areas for Heat Treatment activities which hold permanent Heat Treatment Machines and have the allocated floor space to accommodate all sizes of pipework. In addition, utilizing portable equipment, we can offer PWHT at our clients sites at both onshore and offshore locations. At our NDT Facilities we also provide the Non Destructive testing required both Pre and Post PWHT, including Magnetic Particle Inspections and Radiographic Inspections.

ADVANCED NDT

With over forty years experience in the Inspection industry, SONOMATIC provide highly trained PCN qualified Technicians to perform a number of techniques that work within regulations, codes and to our various accreditations, whether it be to BINDT, UKAS, IRATA, ConstructionLine, FPAL and Achilles.

These are some of the CWL Group Technicians performing some of these tasks!

ADVANCED CONVENTIONAL NDT SERVICES

In addition to our Conventional NDT Inspection capabilities and methods, Sonomatic RAIS also provide Advanced Conventional NDT services:

  • Laser Cleaning - UNIQUE PATENTED SYSTEM (details on laser info sheet)
  • Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC), Eddyfi® Lyft™
  • Phased Array
  • TOFD (Time of Flight Diffraction)
  • Surface Array and Tube Inspection, Eddyfi® Ectane® 2
  • ACFM, Eddyfi® TSC Amigo 2 - with probes that can reach 450 degrees
  • Pipe Elbow Inspection with Flexoform
  • Long-Range UT
  • Short Range Guided Wave
  • Heat Exchanger Tube Bundle Inspection
  • Composite Wrap Application and Inspection
  • Tank Floor Scanning
  • Flux Leakage
  • RMS Crawler
  • EMAT
  • 3D Laser Scanner
  • Remote Digital Visual and Robotic Services

EDDY CURRENT TUBES

Surface array challenges are something that companies face every day. When it comes to surface applications, the performance of any given inspection technique depends greatly on the specific conditions — mostly the types of materials and defects, but also surface conditions, cleanliness, etc.

In addition to our conventional ability to carry out Eddy Current through coated welds to determine surface breaking defects, we also offer advanced Eddy Current Techniques including Surface Array and Tube Inspection.

PULSED EDDY CURRENT

SONOMATIC RAIS offers Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) using Eddyfi® Lyft™ inspection technology. The system allows measurements to be taken through any non-conductive materials such as insulation, protective coatings, concrete, and marine growth, without requiring any direct contact with the inspection surface. State-of-the-art instrument; real-time C-scan imaging; fast data acquisition (up to 15 readings per second) with grid and dynamic scanning modes; and great flexibility thanks to extension cables, probe shoes, and an extension pole. Using the Lyft probes, Sonomatic can scan through thick metal and insulation.

EDDY CURRENT

In addition to carrying out conventional eddy current on coat or uncoated components, we also offer a wide range of Eddy Current Array technologies utilising Eddyfi Ectane 2, the most popular and advanced multi-technology test instrument on the market.

These applications include:

  • Detecting and sizing crack in carbon steel welds.
  • Assessing carrion on ferromagnetic pipes, tank walls Etc.
  • Detecting and sizing cracks in stainless steel welds
  • Assessing corrosion on aluminium and stainless-steel components
  • Detecting and assessing stress corrosion cracking in base metal

TUBE INSPECTION

In addition to our conventional ability to carry out Eddy Current through coated welds to determine surface-breaking defects, we also offer advanced Eddy Current Techniques including Surface Array and Tube Inspection across a range of assets including Heat Exchangers, Air Coolers, Feed water heaters and condensers.

SONOMATIC provides comprehensive tube inspection techniques, utilising the Eddyfi Ectane 2, across a range of assets including Heat Exchangers, Air Coolers, Feed water heaters and condensers.

Our team will support and advise on determining the best method for each inspection, tube inspection techniques include:

  • Standard Eddy Current
  • Remote Field Testing Partial Saturated Eddy Current (Mag Bias)
  • Internal Rotary Inspection System (IRIS)
  • Near Field Testing
  • Near Field Array
  • Eddy Current Array
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