September 17th, 2018
First QSR® L1 & L2 Open Course held in Houston, Texas
Dr David Alleyne gave the training lectures during this QSR® Open Course
A thorough background of the properties of the different types of guided waves that can be contained within the structural boundaries of both plates and pipes were described in detail with reference to the dispersion curves and their mode properties. This included results from modelling the propagation of these waves in plates or plate like structures, with comprehensive explanations of velocity dispersion and other complex properties such as mode shapes, group and phase velocity, attenuation causes, and transduction characteristics and challenges. Instruction was given on the difference between guided wave screening and quantitative short‑range scanning using guided waves, and on how this innovation differs from all current methods for detection of CUPS (Corrosion Under Pipe Supports). More than 50% of the class time was dedicated to hands‑on sessions where the engineers were encouraged to test the sample pipes so they could obtain results to enhance their understanding of the theoretical basis on which the QSR® System is founded.
Practical sessions are an essential part of the QSR® courses
The course feedback from the engineers was unanimously positive, with all of them stating they had gained knowledge they will need for the provision of reliable and accurate services to their end clients. GULT would like to thank them for their commitment, hard work and valuable feedback of how we can further improve the QSR1® and the training program. We wish them well with the QSR1®.