Portable gamma ray tomography system for investigation of geothermal power plant pipe scaling

Bayu Azmi, Wibisono, Adhi Harmoko Saputro

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Abstract

A portable gamma ray tomography system has been designed to investigate geothermal power plant pipe scaling. Furthermore, the system could be applied to diagnose industrial processes unit such as pipeline, heat exchanger, and so on. The system consists of mechanical parts, computerized controlled module, a gamma ray source (80 mCi of Cs-137), a scintillation detector NaI(Tl), data acquisition and computer. The mechanical part was designed to meet the portability standard of industrial processes unit such as dimension, position, material type, etc. The investigated object is scanned an in two ways (translation and rotation) of ray transmission to capture attenuated radiation automatically. The result of object investigation is displayed in computer directly using a proposed reconstruction image technique. The reconstruction image was performed using Filtered Back Projection (FBP) algorithm and optimized with the weighted correction factor for each pixel. The weighted correction factor was computed based on the modeling of gamma ray transmission in selected mechanical system. In evaluating the proposed system, experiments were performed using a geothermal power plant pipe that has 275 mm diameter within known scaling form. Steady state water was flowed inside the pipe to simulate multiphase condition in geothermal power plant pipeline. Scanning configuration was set up to 4 mm steps and 32 projections. Based on the chosen evaluation criteria, the reconstruction image of the proposed system shows good result. Finally, the proposed portable gamma ray tomography system is suitable to industrial applications due to its portability and accuracy in detecting the form of pipeline scaling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQiR 2017 - 2017 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR)
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Electrical and Computer Engineering
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063970
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017
Event15th International Conference on Quality in Research: International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Engineering, QiR 2017 - Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameQiR 2017 - 2017 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR): International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume2017-December

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Quality in Research: International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Engineering, QiR 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityNusa Dua, Bali
Period24/07/1727/07/17

Keywords

  • gamma ray
  • pipe scaling
  • portable system
  • tomography

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