Sonomatic have always been proud of the level of high-quality data our experts collect and want to ensure that maximum value can be extracted. Therefore, we offer a number of services including NII, pipework data analysis (pipework assessment and inspection), analysis of storage tank data and historical data analysis, which make optimal use of good quality data.
Sonomatic's expertly skilled technicians ensure that collected data is of high quality. However, there are instances where external factors cause data coverage to be poor or otherwise limited. In these cases, Sonomatic has skilled engineers and bespoke software to optimise the information extracted from limited or poor-quality datasets.
SIMS – Sonomatic Integrity Management Software
SIMS is a software package that is used on all Sonomatic corrosion mapping campaigns. It is a whole-process package used to plan inspections, manage data collection, perform data processing (including statistical analysis), review inspections and conduct assessments. It is an integral part of NII or storage tank inspection projects, and can be modified for specialist inspections.
The following diagram shows how SIMS fits in throughout the whole process of an inspection campaign:
SIMS has pipework builder and vessel builder integrated to provide a single software package for use on site. The SIMS projects are also fully compatible with our mini-Twin software and comparison capability
- Assistance with Data Management
- Automatic Creation of Composites in 2D and 3D
- Waveform Analysis (Including Enhanced Methods for Inclusion Removal)
SIMS-Compare is a dedicated module of the SIMS suite which allows for easy comparison of two or more corrosion mapping inspection campaigns targeting the same/similar areas. The program loads individual projects and provides the tools to apply corrections to the data for an accurate comparison. While it is optimised to work with SIMS projects (Pipework Builder, SIMS and Vessel Builder), new projects can be created with other data sources to allow other thickness data to be compared. Comparison between two or more inspections creates added value from inspection data and can provide a more accurate overview of the state of corrosion.
The key features of SIMS-Compare include the ability to load multiple projects for comparison, select subsets from multiple projects to allow accurate local comparisons, perform statistical analysis of the datasets and create cross profiles of the data.
Below you can see the comparisons of two projects with data loaded from a repeat inspection. This data was collected subsea, where obtaining exactly the same area was a challenge (below right):
SIMS-Compare is included in all comparison inspection or term contracts with Sonomatic but can be released under licence with prior agreement. The software can also be licensed to use independently. For further details and to discuss your requirements, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
SIMS – Real Time Corrosion Maps
SIMS is fully integrated with Sonomatic’s proprietary data collection software µPlus, allowing our technicians to view real-time, geolocated accurate corrosion maps onsite as the data is being collected.
- The technician has visual representation of scan, confirming location at time of collection.
- Advanced automated analysis of data (including paint removal) provides immediate assessment of condition, which can be shared with the client.
- Saves time during the reporting and analysis stage.
- Accurate corrosion maps can be shared with the client/interested parties immediately.
- Real time inspection coverage conformance checks.
The benefits of this are:
Sonomatic were engaged to work on a Spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico to inspect the bottom of the ballast tank. The client wanted to inspect the plates and welds. Navigation on the spar was a challenge due to the unknown visibility at the location. Sonomatic worked with the client to adapt the MagRover...