Fabric Maintenance

Sonomatic RAIS provides a unique fabric maintenance service, from conventional surface preparation methods to our specialist laser cleaning technology. Our multi-disciplined teams carry out rope access, application of coatings, quality control, insulation and cladding. By delivering these integrity services, our clients can achieve long-term asset integrity. We support our clients to identify medium to long-term integrity requirements to suit their specific asset needs and assets’ life expectancy.

Surface Preperation

Sonomatic RAIS are changing how we as an industry, perform the costly, harmful, dirty process of surface preparation.

Surface preparation is as important to a successful inspection, as a competent technician and calibrated equipment. This process is traditionally carried out by grinding, wire brushing or blasting with grit. However, these methods can actually cause harm to the metal. Brushing or blasting can cause idents, both of which can weaken the metal. These methods are also harmful to our environment and to the user, as they are both exposed to grit, blast and by constantly using a vibrating, rotating tool, the technician runs a high risk of suffering Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), from constant use.

Over the years surface preparation has become an overly complicated and costly process. The process moreoften than not, usually involves four different companies, each with its own set of management, their own teams, submitting four different plans, requiring four different permits. Once that is all in place, the client then has the burden of managing all of this administration and managing/controlling the increased risk using four different companies brings. Within these companies, the equipment they use can be extremely harmful to the equipment and personnel working close by and devastating to the environment.

Sonomatic RAIS has found a way to make all of this a thing of the past.

Next Generation Surface Preperation

Introducing our new patented laser cleaning system. Our laser cleaning process clears away undesired material from a solid surface by irradiating it with a laser beam. By absorbing the energy of the laser beam, the molecules of the targeted material are excited very quickly, making it break apart and ablate or vaporise off the surface. As the surface below does not absorb any energy, it remains unaltered.

Our challenge to our potential clients is to challenge the “norm” with us. When we turned our attention to the significant problem of surface preparation, we found not only a laser

like no other, but we also found it was time for our NDT company to take on the responsibility for our own surface preparation.

From then, we developed the idea of creating a small maintenance team who would work alongside the NDT team. The maintenance team completes the surface preperation using the laser or laser from ropes, removes and reinstalls insulations, performs the NDT inspection, returns the area to its original operating state and issues the report.

Benefits:
  • One team, one point of contact
  • Destroys delays
  • Increased production
  • Multiple results
  • Reduced cost
  • Reduced risk
  • Reduced headcount
  • Reduced damage to the environment
  • Deliver a safer, more cost-efficient service that will only improve as we get to know our clients and the assets they are responsible for.

Coating Inspection & Applications

At Sonomatic RAIS, our commitment to managing the integrity of our clients’ assets is underscored by our extensive experience and unwavering expertise. We deliver end-to-end services, collaborating closely with our clients to ensure the safety and cost-effectiveness of their assets.

From technical support, site surveys, to the implementation of comprehensive coating solutions, Sonomatic RAIS is your trusted partner in safeguarding the longevity of critical infrastructure.

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Main Coating Services:
  • Technical support and advice
  • Site surveys
  • Providing NACE & ICORR accredited inspectors
  • Fabric maintenance campaigns
  • Risk-based coatings strategies and management
  • In-house training and competence assessment
Typical Coating Applications:
  • Internal vessel and tank linings
  • External corrosion protection
  • Non-skid walkways
  • Composite wraps and linings
  • Specialist coating systems
  • Corrosion under insulation remediation

Coating Inspection Excellence

Sonomatic RAIS sets the standard in coating inspection through our comprehensive Quality Assurance System, independently accredited to ISO 9001. Our procedures meticulously control both national and international quality inspection operators, ensuring the highest standards in inspection services.

With access to a global network of locally-based professionals, Sonomatic RAIS delivers

skilled and competent quality assurance personnel and inspectors. Whether your project is in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas, Africa, or the Asia-Pacific regions, we can quickly mobilise to meet your exact requirements.

Having served major oil and gas clients worldwide, Sonomatic RAIS is intimately familiar with various plant layouts, operations, and locations.

Sonomatic RAIS offers a broad spectrum of quality assurance services to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Vendor/supplier quality surveillance
  • Coating inspection
  • Witness testing
  • Welding inspection
  • NDT surveillance
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Manpower support
  • Project management
  • Inspection coordination

Accreditations

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