Upon completion of the onsite data collection, the information is
uploaded to SoniTech's proprietary software and compiled
into a comprehensive easy to read report, allowing you to make unbiased fact based
decisions regarding your fire sprinkler system.
consists of 5 main sections:
1. Executive Summary: Brief description of specific issues and overall system condition
2. Drawings and photos: a color coded graphical representation
3. Data in a table format: all numeric a data broken down by scan location
4. Detail data for each scan location:
- Unique scan location identifier number
- Pipe diameter
- Pipe Schedule
- Pipe alloy
- System type: wet or dry
- ULGW baseline for pristine pipe
- ULGW wave signature as measured onsite
- ULGW numeric values
- Nominal wall thickness
- Thinnest wall measurement
- Percentage of wall loss from nominal in both numeric and graphic form
5. Detailed explanation of SoniTech's technology: A description of the scan process and wave forms in layman's terms
Our reports begin with a general overview of that particular project,
providing a quick point or reference defining the area scanned, types
and number of scans conducted, description of any issues that were discovered, and a matrix listing the areas of concern.
To provide a quick visual representation of the data, SoniTech color codes each scan point as described in the EXPLANATION
of TECHNOLOGY section, and then maps out those color coded points as
they were collected in the field. SoniTech will either overlay the scan
points on to a soft copy of fire sprinkler system architectural drawings
(when available) or mock up a conceptual drawing of the system when no soft
copy is available.
Each individual color coded scan point is positioned
in its approximate location on the drawing with its unique identifier.
This identifier number corresponds with the same identification number written
on the pipe as the technician is collecting the raw data, allowing you
to pinpoint the exact physical location associated with every color
coded point on the drawing.
If a quick reference to more data is required, SoniTech compiles all of the
raw numeric data into a table format for each zone scanned. This provides a
quick reference to Corrosion Index information such as the REI,
CEI, and LEI degradation percentages, as well as wall loss at scan points where thickness measurements are taken. Each
scan point is represented on one line of the table, with its
corresponding identification number.
The Raw Data is the largest portion of the report, with one full page dedicated
to each scan point. If 1,000 scan points are taken, there will be 1,000
pages of raw data in addition to the information provided in the other
four sections of the report. Each page consists of:
- The unique identifier for each scan point
- The pipe type: diameter/schedule/alloy
- System type: Wet or Dry
- A graphical representation of the baseline waveform
for a pristine pipe
- A graphical representation of the actual waveform captured in the
- ULGW numeric values: Relative, Circumferential, and Leak Energy indexes
- Nominal thickness of the pipe at that particular point
applicable, a graphical representation of maximum wall loss is included, both as a minimum thickness value and relation to nominal as a percentage of loss from a new pipe
Explanation of the Technology
The final section of the deliverable provides the reader with the basis of how the ULGW technology
works, along with a quick overview of how we interpret the waveforms,
what the acronyms mean, what all the numbers represent, and how we color
code each of the inspection points.
The combination of all of this data provides a comprehensive unbiased "snapshot"
of your system piping at the time the data was collected.
You will know exactly which portions of your system are good and where there are areas of concern that require further attention.
this point, you bring in your service contractor for that system and
take the necessary steps to bring everything back to a safe and
reliable operating condition, without unnecessarily replacing good pipe
or setting your business up for catastrophe by continuing to use unsafe