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Internal Corrosion in Pipes, Inspection and Analysis by Pulsed Thermography Using the Finite Element Method

Adil Zrhaiba(1*), Said Yadir(2), Abdessamad Balouki(3), Ahmed Elhassnaoui(4)

(1) Industrial Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, Morocco
(2) Laboratory of Materials, Processes, Environment and Quality, ENSA, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
(3) Industrial Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, Morocco
(4) Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco
(*) Corresponding author



In this work, the pulsed thermography process applied to inspect and analyze the internal corrosion defect in a pipe. The study carried out in two stages, the first one characterizes the control of the pipe at a standstill by considering the air inside the pipe, and the second one characterizes the control during operation by introducing a turbulent flow of seawater into the simulation. For this purpose, a 3D model of a fluid pipe containing three forms of internal rust defects performed using finite element software. The influence of parameters such as the size and penetration of rust into the tube evaluated by analyzing the contrast of the corresponding thermal images and the temporal and spatial variation of the temperature. The tube thickness introduced as a parameter influencing detection.
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Pulsed Thermography; Internal Corrosion; Turbulent Flow; Rust Defects; Thermal Images

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