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Valve Leak Monitoring Systems (VLMS) to make debut

VLMS are on their way to power plants in the United Arab Emirates MISTRAS Product & System Division has been awarded an order of four Valve Leak Monitoring Systems (VLMS) for nuclear power plants from a leading Korean power company. This is the first order of this kind that MISTRAS has been awarded to supply a complete system [...]

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MISTRAS | Triple 5 Monitors Over 130 Boilers through Virtual AMS (VAMS)

A screenshot from VAMS Although Triple 5 has been monitoring boilers since 1988, Virtual Acoustic Monitoring System (VAMS) hastaken on-line monitoring to new heights. Where the surveillance team once had to wait for slow 56k modems or involved VPN connections, they now have the ability to point and click to select a boiler for tube leak detection. The internal success of [...]

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Mark Carlos Serves as Master of Ceremonies at ASTM Celebration

Mark Carlos Group EVP, Products As chairman of ASNT International Committee E07 on Non-Destructive Testing, Mark Carlos, MISTRAS Group Executive Vice President of the Products & Systems Division, was the master of ceremonies at the recent 75th Anniversary Celebration. The festivities took place at ASTM headquarters in Conshohocken, PA. Mark is in the second year of [...]

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Toledo Lab Continues NDT on Major Bridge

New Sensor Highway III The Ohio DOT has monitored the suspension cables of the Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo for more than a year with a 32-channel Acoustic Emission system installed by MISTRAS in June 2011. The next stage of the diagnostic process began in November when the main suspension cable was cut open for visual [...]

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ACMS, Dual-Function System Makes Pharma Debut

ACMS 8 Channel Model MISTRAS is currently installing its new on-line monitoring system, Asset Condition Monitoring System (ACMS), on three air handlers for a multinational biotech company. The ACMS is a 24/7 real-time monitoring system capable of measuring both Vibration and AE. In addition, it measures parametric data that can be cross-referenced with Vibration and AE [...]

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AEwin for USB Receives Important Upgrade

AEwin for USB version 5.20, the latest update of the standard software for the 1283 AE node single-channel product, now supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7. The update fills the need to support all different Windows installations in addition to bringing AEwin for USB to the same feature level as other current AEwin versions. [...]

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Turn-key AEPTS Developed

The AE Proof Test System (AEPTS) is an exciting new application of Acoustic Emission (AE) technologies. AEPTS can inspect heart valves by applying a compression loading sequence to the valve while monitoring for Acoustic Emissions. The system is a combination of hardware and software that together carries out an automated test sequence with subsequent accept/reject [...]

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Pocket-CORPAC™ Combines Portability with Latest AE Capabilities

The Pocket-CORPAC™ combines an industry staple in non-intrusive corrosion testing with the portable convenience made possible by the latest in Acoustic Emission (AE) technology. Built on the successful platform of the original CORPAC – the industry standard in corrosion detection since the 1990s– the Pocket-CORPAC detects active localized corrosion as a result of pitting and cracking [...]

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New Software Feature Provides Users Glimpse into Future

The trending feature in VPACwin software The VPACwin™ software, part of the VPAC™ leak detection product line, has added a dynamic feature that will give users a visual representation of a valve’s performance future and potential costs. Users will now be able to take a valve’s historical data (such as ASL and leak rate) and trend it [...]

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Using AE and X-Ray Diffraction to Monitor Electrochemical Materials

Dr. Kevin Rhodes, a doctoral student from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has continued his research on the degradation of lithium-ion battery materials. Using different MISTRAS equipment since his last study and a new research approach, Kevin has uncovered more information on the correlation of Acoustic Emission (AE) with these materials, as well as others. Building upon recent [...]

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