ION Science HydroSteel 6000 & 7000: Fast and reliable measurement of hydrogen flux
Hydrosteel allows non-intrusive in situ measurement of hydrogen permeation through steel with no fuss… even steel surface cleaning is minimal and in many cases is not required at all. The equipment offers highly sensitive and quantitative measurement of hydrogen flux over a wide dynamic range, rapidly and reliably. It is totally simple to use, and includes an extension arm for accessing steel up to six feet distant. Hydrosteel can be engaged at different test sites at half minute intervals in search of hydrogen flux. Detailed measurements can be made at minute intervals, for example along a length of pipe. Once a representative site has been found the hydrogen flux can be monitored, using either the battery power source, for up to 40 hr, or an external power source, longer term.
HydroSteel 6000 Kit includes: Hydrosteel 6000 analyser with leather jacket 1 years Gold Replacement Service Hydrosteel 6000 user manual Robust Peli field case to contain all components LT-R probe for low temperature measurement 1 m and 2 m LT-R gas sample conduit LT-R poles and swivel joint for extended reach LT-R replacement places x 2 HT-R probe for high temperature measurements 2 m HT-R gas sample conduit HT-R very HT conduit extension HT-R replacement plates x 6 HT-R plate replacement wrench HT-R plate fixing key HT-R spanner (2) IRDA link including power cables, mains adaptor, software and serial comms cable
* Rapid, reliable and repeatable measurement of hydrogen flux * Operates on steel up to 500 °C * Accommodates surfaces from 3.5" diameter to flat * Operates in any orientation, e.g. at base of pipe and vessels where corrosion commonly occurs * Portable, light-weight * Simple to use * Intrinsically safe * Totally non-intrusive * Little or no test surface preparation needed * No consumables such as adhesives, liquids or greases required
* Measure active corrosion in steel pipes and vessels in petrochemical service at temperatures up to 500 °C * Hydrogen monitoring for industrial bakeout * Identify corrosion hot spots * Optimise corrosion control measures and inhibitor programs * HIC damage identification, assessment and control * Sour, HF acid and all high temperature corrosion monitoring * Risk based inspection of prospective hydrogen damage * Test the integrity of internal protective coatings * Optimise hydrogen bake outs and controlled cooling of large scale vessels
Hydrosteel 6000 Technical Specifications
Intrinsically safe approvals
II 2 G EEx ia II T4 Baseefa 02ATEX0093
Hydrogen collection and analysis
Battery: 4 x alkaline AA, typically 30 hours
+ 1 pl/cm2/s (note 1 pl = 10-12 liters at s.t.p)
0 to 15000 pl/cm2/s
+ 10% logged reading + resolution
T90 = 40 seconds
Over 40,000 data points with time and date stamp
Analyser: -20 to +50 °C (-4 to 122 °F) LT-R probe: Steel surface up to 130 °C (266 °F) HT-R probe: Steel surface up to 500 °C (930 °F) AT-S probe: Steel surface up to 500 °C (930 °F) HT-S probe: Steel surface up to 500 °C (930 °F) Storage <20 °C, <70 °F
Analyser: 340 x 60 x 50 mm (13.5 x 2.3 x 1.9") LT-R and AT-S probes: 15 cm, 6" diameter HT-R and HT-S probes: 5.7 cm, 2.25" diameter
Analyser: 0.45 kg (1 lb) LT-R probe: 14 oz (397 g) HT-R probe: 11 oz (312 g)
To EN50081-1 & EN50082-1 July 98
Hydrosteel probes explained
LT-R probe The LT-R probe is a low temperature, roaming probe enabling spot measurements of flux within 60 seconds. It attaches to the steel magnetically, and with the aid of a strap for small pipes. The probe can be attached to steel surfaces as small as 3.5 inches in diameter and at temperatures up to 130 °C, 270 °F.
HT-R probe The high temperature HT-R probe is 2.25 inches in diameter and magnetically attachable to the steel surface. It has been specifically designed for insertion into inspection ports. It can be applied to any steel surface greater than 8 inches in diameter and at temperatures up to 500 °C (930 °F).
AT-S probe The all temperature stationary probe has been designed for semi-permanent installation at a site and is attached using banding. The AT-S probe is ideally attached to sites requiring frequent monitoring, ensuring consistent measurements time and again. It can be fixed to any steel surface greater than 8 inches in diameter and at temperatures up to 500 °C, 930 °F.
HT-S probe The high temperature stationary probe is a 2.25 inch diameter probe which is attached with banding to steel surfaces. The probe allows measurements at pipe bends and other curved areas where corrosion can be significant. This probe can be semi-permanently attached to any steel surface greater than 3.5 inches in diameter and up to 500 °C, 930 °F.
Hydrosteel 7000 is a fixed, totally non-intrusive device for the continuous monitoring of hydrogen flux at high criticality sites within petrochemical and gas production and petrochemical refining operations.
Hydrogen flux measurement relates directly to active sour and HF corrosion at <100 °C, and any acid corrosion (e.g. sulfide/napthenic acid) at higher temperatures, and is designed for fixed monitoring on steel surfaces subject to these corrosion scenarios, such as in sour gas wells, lines, storage facilities and treatment plants, amine and alkylation units, distillation columns, outlets and heat exchangers (NAC), and cracking unit overheads.
Features include: * Fixed for continuous flux measurement * Operates without human interference * Intrinsically safe (approvals pending) * Water proof with an IP66 rating (pending) to protect from heavy and driven rainfall * Designed to withstand some of the harshest environments in the world, operating in ambient temperatures between -20 and 55 °C (-4 to 131 °F), in dust storms, and in environments containing volatile organics, hydrogen and humidity. * Can be applied to steel surface up to 500 °C * Data-logs flux and steel temperature every ten minutes
Fixed corrosion monitor for the measurement of corrosion at high criticality sites:
* Corrosion control * Feedstock blending * HIC damage reduction and control * Sour, HF acid, and all high temperature corrosion monitoring * Risk based inspection of prospective hydrogen damage