Is the tank damage serious... or not?

We all know that accepted PV or tank testing methods, including hydrostatic or acoustic testing procedures can find damage or corrosion.  However, to check that damage, the tank has to be taken out of circulation in many cases- which may only happen once in as many as 15 years.  You're left with visual inspection at some points when you can.  Moreover, if it's a composite tank or PV- which are increasingly used due to strength and weight advantages- the damage may not even be noticeable in a visual inspection.  Current methods for damage monitoring of composite structures can also be problematic- especially if water is involved.

MCET technology has the potential to answer these concerns.  Because our nanotube solutions directly measure strain and damage, you get a real-time, accurate monitoring solution. Because the sensor covers a large area, it is possible to capture global deformations and distributed strain through localized electrical measurements of the sensing skin. Our electrophoretic deposition process can also be used on component surfaces and within composite structures- giving you an unprecedented level of visibility- both with metallic and composite structures.

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