Gas cylinders that are widely used in both industrial environment and households are subject to corrosion problems and crack failures. It is very important to detect these problems on time, before a major accident takes place.
Acoustic emission is a very efficient way to inspect these containers as it allows to detect active cracks and corrosion. Acoustic emission can detect problems in gas containers located aboveground or underground.
Sensors are placed on certain areas of the container after a minimum preparation of the surface, and they help to detect areas where there is acoustic emission that is related to the crack growth or active corrosion.