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Minimizing the Costs of Tower Gamma Scanning

Every service comes with a cost.  Deciding to perform the service should be achieved through a cost to benefit analysis – “Do the benefits outweigh the costs?” Gamma Scanning is a specialized service primarily to the oil and gas industry.  It is not something most plants use every day, maybe not even every month, but [...]

By |2022-01-06T15:13:50-05:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The True Cost of Process Tower Problems

Plant engineers face nearly continuous issues with their trayed and packed towers to one degree or another. The impact on the operation determines the priority of getting this problem solved. The problem severity may be measured in throughput, lowered product specification, manpower or time; but ultimately the impact will be measured in dollars. If an [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Practical Advice for Planning a Plant Shutdown

Gamma Scanning should be discussed as a serious consideration in any pre-shutdown planning for oil and gas plants with distillation towers. When shutting down your plant, or even part of it, you want to minimize your downtime, your costs and the accumulation of lost production when not operating.  Gamma Scanning on your trayed and packed [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Advantages of Flooded Member Detection

It can be difficult to inspect and clean oil and gas platform jacket members that are submerged more than 150 feet underwater using conventional methods. Some of the inconveniences and dangers involved with inspecting underwater piping using regular methods include: Marine life that can grow on underwater members that can be difficult and time-consuming to [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Where Gas Comes From and How Trayed Towers Work

While Canada’s 30+ million vehicles go around the country’s 1+ million kilometres of roads, few think about where gas actually comes from. The truth is that gasoline doesn’t exist naturally, and getting it from crude oil is a painstaking process involving delicate care, chemical brilliance, and a bit of elbow grease - and that’s all [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00July 22nd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Complex Process of Oil Refining – And How ScanTech Fits In

The multitude of skillsets involved in bringing an oil drilling project to life are as varied as the oceans and terrains that rigs operate on. From exploration and initial drilling to extraction all the way to retailers, here are just a few of the necessary steps involved in the process: Locating and proving oil sources [...]

By |2020-02-17T15:58:17-05:00July 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Low Oil & Gas Prices Mean Scanning Services Are More Valuable

The American government released information saying that low oil and gas prices put more than $100 billion dollars back into the pockets of drivers last year alone. Low prices at the pump are a welcome sign for North Americans--we drive more than anyone. But just because prices are so low doesn’t mean that everything is [...]

By |2022-01-06T15:52:39-05:00June 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Announcing Our New International Partnership with Sonotest

ScanTech has built itself up from a small business to an international company offering a range of services for troubleshooting processes at refineries and plants as well as offshore platforms. Our reach is now global, with teams operating on 6 continents! We are proud to add another international partnership to our company with Venezuelan company [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00May 16th, 2016|Creative, Design, Gamma Scans|0 Comments

Flexibility, Adaptability, and Convenience: ScanTech has the Right Equipment for the Job

In this industry, we are constantly on the go. One day it’s a platform off the coast of Canada, the next it could be a rig somewhere in the Middle East or other far flung destination. That’s just the nature of the industry. Being constantly prepared and able to adapt to whatever the situation demands [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00May 9th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Gamma Scans for Auxiliary Vessels: Winning the Numbers Game

How we diagnose issues in your smaller vessels quickly and conveniently Gamma scanning is used across multiple industries as a non-intrusive way of discovering the contents of closed vessels. In our industry, it is necessary to find a method that not only helps reveal what is happening inside of a vessel, but can do it [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:48:34-05:00May 5th, 2016|Gamma Scans|0 Comments