SIMPLEOILFIELD is a technology company developing non-destructive sensing solutions.
Company founded with a simple idea - to develop intuitive tools using technology to reduce uncertainty and improve efficiency.
SIMPLEOILFIELD is a team with extensive global experience in Oil & Gas as well as sensor development in the non-destructive domain.
IATEC Plant Solutions can now share its extensive experience in portable multi-echo ultrasonic thickness gauges and help its customers select, customize, purchase and maintain the full range of SIMPLEOILFIELD solutions.
DroneMAT is an EMAT ultrasonic thickness (UT) gauge payload, designed for industrial UAVs (Drones).
It allows users to perform ultrasonic thickness inspections from drones in a safe, reliable and efficient way.
The modular and lightweight design allows conversion of any industrial drone to an aerial UT gauge.
No surface preparation or couplant;
Robust thickness measurements;
Lightweight Compact & Modular;
No force required from drone to take measurements.
Electro-Magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasound in the material under test whereas piezoelectric transducers generates it in the probe, allowing EMAT to eliminate the need for coupling gel and direct contact.
This allows significant advantages to the inspection process as it does not require paint removal, using couplant or the need to be perfectly aligned to the surface; reducing time, complexity and requirements in UT inspections process.
DroneMAT allows significant advantages over standard piezoeletric thickness gauges for drone UT inspection applications:
No paint removal required (non-contact up to 3 mm);
No surface preparation;
No couplant required;
Measures through unboonded paint;
Sensor can tolerate misalignment up to 25 degrees;
Use in corroded areas;
No force required by drone;
Not affected by drone harmonics.
DroneMAT system in 2 configurations
1. Modular design for custom drones:
DroneMAT modular system for custom drone installation (< 700 grams);
Tablet with radio communication module.
2. Universal system for DJI Matrice 200/210/300:
Mast with DroneMAT module;
Installation frame and Mast with DroneMAT (1 Kg);
Tablet with communication module.
PERFORMANCE COMPARISON PIEZO VS EMAT
DroneMAT vs Standard (Piezoelectric device with Certified Standard)
The graph shows the performance results of DroneMAT vs a Standard Piezoelectric gauge on the same certified standard (detailed report available on request):
PHOTOS CONTROLS & ACQUISITION