The operating environments for today’s offshore oil and gas industry are becoming increasingly more challenging due to deeper depths that result in higher-pressure operating conditions.
Applied Ultrasonics was approached by a pumping components manufacturer to better understand lifecycle issues and propose a solution for Ultrasonic Impact Treatment.
Applied Ultrasonics’ Engineering Services group began a thorough analysis to determine problems by conducting numerous interviews with engineers, operators, and technicians who were familiar with field operations of the pumping components. As a result of Applied Ultrasonics’ research, failure modes and locations were identified. Applied Ultrasonics then approached the manufacturer with a proposed treatment and life enhancement solution using UIT.
Applied Ultrasonics developed a robotic device in order to apply Esonix UIT technology in an automated, controlled, repeatable and high quality manner for previously inaccessible work environments.