Global Remote Integrated Access Solutions

Magnetic flux leakage

Global Remote offers the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) method of Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL). MFL is an effective technique used in the detection of wall-thinning, pitting and corrosion in a variety of steel structures, including storage tanks and pipes. Our engineers have used MFL to survey tanks and pipes in many different industries including oil and gas businesses, chemical companies, liquid storage facilities such as breweries, and food and grain storage. MFL tools are versatile and can be used to detect faults in any steel structure

MFL involves the creation of a powerful magnetic field that is passed through the steel structure. If the structure has no defects, the magnetic flux remains unaffected. Sections of the structure that are defective through corrosion or pitting will begin to leak magnetic flux. This is detected by the machine and the flawed areas are identified. Our engineers are well-trained and have many years of experience with MFL testing. We use sophisticated MFL equipment such as Floormap VS2i or Floormap 3D, which provide accurate data on the severity and exact location of the defects.

For pipeline inspections, we use advanced tools that scan the entire pipe circumference and length, giving detailed information on the condition of the pipe wall. The MFL technology that we use for all of our testing provides high-resolution pictures and a complete set of data that is very useful for making sure your steel structures or pipes are maintained to the highest standard.

The benefits of Magnetic Flux Leakage testing

  • Faster and more efficient than other testing methods – MFL is a form of non-destructive testing and doesn’t create disruption to your operations
  • Precise location of faults
  • Accurate evaluation of the severity is provided
  • Is effective on thick steel walls and floors

We specialize in Magnetic Flux Leakage testing for the following industries:

  • Oil and gas companies
  • Petrochemical companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Liquid storage – brewers and distillers
  • Storage facilities
  • Energy companies
  • Food and grain storage
  • Construction companies

We provide the following Magnetic Flux Leakage services:

  • Detection and analysis of defects
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Automated CAD drawing of structure from data collected
  • Severity of corrosion included in reports
  • Floormap reports
  • Weld defect reports
  • High resolution images
  • Detailed statistical analysis