TankReporter 2.0 Above Ground Storage Tank Reporting System. TankReporter 2.0. TankReporter is a product for MISTRAS users based on the graphical engine of NDT In-Structure 1.5 but completely redesigned for the needs of Mistras Services, COE – Above Ground Storage Tanks.
Above Ground Storage Tank
TankReporter is a product for MISTRAS users based on the graphical engine of NDT In-Structure 1.5 but completely redesigned for the needs of Mistras Services, COE – Above Ground Storage Tanks.
The product is in version 2.0 Beta and it is a desktop application capable to produce API 653 reports. Collaboration between users is possible by exchange of files and/or databases.
The current version has the following features:
Understanding TankReporter (1)
Understanding TankReporter (2)
The Asset is the information related to the tank as a physical entity. Such information are: Dimensions, Geometry, …and Components like Nozzles, Pipes, etc.
The Asset could be saved as a separate object for reuse in next inspections. Asset information could be used in other applications like Noesis for AE or UTIA for UT.
The Inspection Data are the collection of data related to the specific inspection. The data contains a very wide range from UT and Visual findings up to Calculations.
The System Settingsare data and parameters the are used for faster filling of the inspection data and customization of the reports.
The Report is produced by combine the above information. In some cases, users could create reports without define the Asset.
The application permit the partial filling of the data and arbitrary filling of data (First Asset, then Inspection or vice versa).
The application is synchronize information between Asset and Inspection Data. For example if a Nozzle is not defined in the Asset but defined it during the inspection, the nozzle info will be updated in the Asset.
Further adjustments could be applied in each plate using a grid like plate layout form.
Note the capability to define the annular plates using a circular or polygonal scheme
For Tank Shell, a grid like pattern is available. This pattern could be adjusted easily to reproduce the plates of the shell.
Further adjustments could be applied in each plate using plate layout form.
All components could be defined by select the type from the toolbar and click in any point of the tank surface. Final the user could filling optional data. Note below typical forms for Nozzles, Defects and Photos.It worth to mention useful information like Service, Type of Defects, Caption in Photos, etc. Also the option to enter comments and recommendation in any component.
Additional the components could be defined/edited using the Tank Properties form, where the components are presented in spreadsheet like format. For all components the next operations are available: Add, Edit, Remove, Show, Move.
An interesting feature is the Photos tag (Yellow Spheres in the previous screens): When user click on the photo tag, the photo stored in the specific point is pop-up with all comments and recommendations entered before.
After entering the thickness values in the TML, user could display color plots using the any color pallete.
TankReporter – Data Representation (1)
The tank data entered using the setup forms are presented in several representations. The different representations are denoted by the tabs in the bottom of the screen.
Particular, TankReporter offers 3D plot of the Tank, 2D plot of the tank (detailed and multiple), Grid output and Report output.
The Structure 3D page presents the tank in the 3D space. The side bar allows users to control the visibility of the structural parts and components. A number of toolbars and mouse operations are available for manipulation of the scene (zoom, rotation, pan, Standard Views, Cursor trace, etc.).
TankReporter – Data Representation (2)
The Structure 2D page presents the tank in the 2D space either with focus in one structural part or by presenting all parts. The floor and roof are presented as top view and shell as an unwrapped projection.
TankReporter – Data Representation (3)
TankReporter – Data Representation (4)
The Report page presents the tank data (Asset), tables and drawings in HTML format ready for copy into MS word. The sections presented in the following screen are currently available:
TankReporter – Export to AutoCAD
Export to AutoCAD (or other similar application) is supported through DXF files
All details could be modified since every part of the Tank and all Components are exported in different layer for further editing.
TankReporter – System Settings
TankReporter – Clients Setup (1)
The Clients Setup Form is the place to Setup Clients for use in the TankReporter.
The hierarchy of data is: Clients - Facility – Customer Reps.
Note the to define templates (custom reports and conditions) per client.
TankReporter – Clients Setup (2)
Advanced Filter/Search functionality
(e.g. All clients in CA)
Note the export capabilities: word, excel, pdf
TankReporter – Equipment List
TankReporter – Inspection Personnel
TankReporter – Material Stresses
TankReporter –Offices Location
The Offices Location Form is the place to Setup/Review the Office Information.
All tools mentioned before (filters, reports, etc.) are available.
In the Check List Setup Form, the user with appropriate rights could be modify the available check lists, by add/delete/edit sections, subsections or entries.
A side tree helps the visualization of the hierarchy and easy navigation.
Note that the user rights are not fully defined yet.
TankReporter – Pick List Setup
The Pick List Setup Form is the place to Setup/Review all the parameters of the application.
All tools mentioned before are available.
For example, user could setup the number of days that will be used for Calibration warning message or setup specific condition codes per customer.
TankReporter – Inspection General Info
The Tank Data Form is the place where all the Tank Basic Information could be populated. Most of the information are automatically imported by Asset information. Users could modify any secondary information here (like Coating, Manufacturer, etc.). The secondary info will be used in the report.
Select Equipment/Personnel for the specific job by just click the plus symbol (+)
TankReporter – Job Information
Define the Job Information by entering the PO, Work Order Number and Report Number. This is essential for the report.
TankReporter – Summarized Recommendations
The application initial collects the recommendations from the filled check lists.
Then the user could edit or enter more
Specific template per customer can be used.
TankReporter – Import Inspection Photos
Press the + symbol and select photos from your disk.
The photos will be saved in the application database.
Enter Caption (for the report) and add any comment.
Press the + symbol and select which parts and details will be added in the drawings.
Here all the visual and UT data can be entered
Note that respective entries will populate the asset and thus the drawings.
Characteristic forms are present below.
TankReporter – Shell Tmin and Remaining Life
Just fill the values and dates of previous readings.
Analyze and makes the calculation automatically based on data entered.
Analyze and makes the calculation automatically based on data entered.
TankReporter – Report Generator (1)
A general Report Generator was developed that produces the complete report. Export to Word, Excel and PDF is available.
TankReporter – Report Generator (2)
TankReporter – Report Generator (3)
TankReporter – Report Generator (4)