Online Detection and Evaluation of Tank Bottom Corrosion Based on Acoustic Emission

  • Ke GongEmail author
  • Jiashun Hu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


The use of acoustic emission technology detecting the corrosion of the storage bottom has the advantages of less time, low detection cost, good economic efficiency and high reliability, etc. In the background of the cost savings in the oil industry, acoustic emission detection of tank bottom corrosion is attracting more and more attention. Based on the application of detecting storage tank corrosion, in this paper, the various aspects’ problems related to the acoustic emission detection process of the bottom’s corrosion are studied, which is a useful exploration in the practical application of acoustic emission detection technology. After analysing the data collected in the spot, such as location analysis, amplitude analysis, energy analysis, and then based on the engineering experience, the corrosion situation of the tank is evaluated and the related maintenance suggestions are put forward. It has important reference value for the development of acoustic emission tank bottom corrosion detection technology and its practical application in tank bottom corrosion evaluation.


Acoustic emission Storage tank bottom corrosion Detection and evaluation 



This research was financially supported by the National Key Research and Development Plan (Project number: 2016YFC0801205).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Department of Safety Technology, CNPC Research Institute of Safety & Environment TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Mechanical, Storage and Transportation EngineeringChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina

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