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Operating Manual

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 Website: www.silverwinguk.com
SA5 8JF
Section 1 Operating Manual

Section 2 Data Acquisition Documentation

Section 3 Desktop Analyser Installation Manual

Section 4 Analysis Software Manual

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 SA5 8JF Website: www.silverwinguk.com
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Section 1
Operating Manual

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 SA5 8JF Website: www.silverwinguk.com
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION......................................................................................3
GENERAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................5
METHOD OF OPERATION ...................................................................14
MECHANICAL SET-UP.........................................................................15
MANUAL INSPECTION MODE.............................................................16
CALIBRATION ......................................................................................16
ENTERING THE TANK .........................................................................18
NORMAL SCANNING PROCEDURE ...................................................18
DETECTION ..........................................................................................19
PIPEWORK............................................................................................20
MAPPING MODE...................................................................................20
PACKING THE FLOORMAPVS2i UNIT FOR TRANSIT.......................21
FUNDAMENTALS AND DEFINITIONS.................................................23
Tank Datum....................................................................................................................... 23
Numbering Scheme........................................................................................................... 24
Plate Reference................................................................................................................. 25
Vertical and Horizontal Plates ........................................................................................... 26
Scanning Modes................................................................................................................ 26
Plate coverage .................................................................................................................. 27
The Sitemaster 1000 Computer ..........................................................28
General Description........................................................................................................... 28
Touch screen..................................................................................................................... 29
Touch Screen Calibration.................................................................................................. 30
Floor Scanner Set Up Guide ...............................................................35

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INTRODUCTION
The FloormapVS2i is one of a new generation of Magnetic Flux Leakage systems for
the inspection of Bulk Liquid Storage Tank floors. The system takes advantage of the
latest developments in magnet design to give enhanced performance on thicker floor
plates (10mm and above). The ergonomic mechanical design allows the magnet
carriage to be ‘broken’ from the floor with much less effort than previous designs,
despite the increased magnetism. An on-board touch screen computer allows full
data acquisition of signals detected by Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL).Viewing of
defect indications can be carried out on the on-board computer in the dedicated Data
Acquisition software or using the powerful reporting software on an alternative
desktop or laptop computer. The reporting software allows the grouping of defects
according to severity in operator definable colour coded bands. It is standard
practice to cross check some areas of pitting detected and sized by the
FloormapVS2i by an ultrasonic technique in order to confirm material loss, as a
percentage of the plate thickness, and verify the MFL banding. Any variation
between the MFL banding and the ultrasonic results can be corrected for in the
reporting software. The FloormapVS2i has been designed to detect under floor
conical pit or lake type corrosion represented by an artificial reference hole 40%
deep. Under ideal conditions pitting of approximately 20% loss in a 6.0 mm plate
can be detected and sized.

Floor thicknesses over 12 mm and up to 20 mm can be inspected by switching to


manual mode. It is not possible to quantify or map corrosion in these thicker plates
due to the lower flux levels induced in the plate. However it is possible to detect
corrosion 50% deep or greater in material up to 15 mm thick and 60 to 70% deep or
greater in materials up to 20 mm thick. A secondary NDT method, normally
ultrasonic or pit gauging is then used to quantify the material loss.

The mechanical design of the FloormapVS2i has also taken into consideration field
observations and experience with earlier models to simplify operation and reduce
maintenance and adjustment requirements. The remaining adjustments necessary to
accommodate different floor conditions have been simplified.

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This manual describes the calibration, adjustments, maintenance and operating


procedures for the FloormapVS2i system. The equipment is lightweight and self
contained. It is powered by a sealed lead acid battery which can be re-charged
(using the dedicated charger provided) in less than 6 hours from a suitable mains
power supply. The equipment is simple to use and maintain provided that the
operating and maintenance instructions contained in this manual are followed.
Failure to follow these instructions will invalidate the warranty.

Warning!
WHENEVER HANDLING FLOORMAPVS2i THERE IS A VERY
POWERFUL ATTRACTIVE FORCE TOWARDS ANY
FERROMAGNETIC OBJECT. SERIOUS INJURY CAN RESULT IF
LIMBS OR TISSUE BECOME TRAPPED BETWEEN SUCH
OBJECTS AND THE MAGNETIC POLES. ALWAYS CLEAR THE
AREA OF EXTRANEOUS FERROUS OBJECTS BEFORE
COMMENCING ANY OPERATION. THE UNIT SHOULD ALWAYS
BE LIFTED USING THE HANDLES PROVIDED AND NEVER BY
GRIPPING OTHER PARTS OF THE CARRIAGE.

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The system comprises the following main components (see Fig 1)

i) The magnet carriage, magnet and Hall Effect Sensor module.

ii) The motor unit and battery compartment (see Fig 3)

iii) The electronics module housed within the main chassis/handle unit.

iv) The detachable Sitemaster 1000 computer.

The main chassis/handle unit is rigidly attached to the motor unit. A 12 volt 30 Ah
sealed lead acid gel battery drives the motor, the electronics and the computer. The
power consumption is such that a full battery charge will give 8 hours continuous
operation in ‘manual’ mode and 3.5 hours in mapping mode. Two batteries and one
charger are supplied as standard allowing continuous working in either mode. The
batteries are fully charged from dead flat in 6 hours using the intelligent chargers
supplied. Use of any other charger unit will invalidate the warranty and may result in
battery explosion due to overheating while charging.

The unit is supplied with one of two possible chargers. The battery should be
removed from the unit for charging and the charger RED lead connected to the
battery positive (+) terminal and the charger BLACK lead connected to the battery
negative (-) terminal.

Charger type 1 (see Fig 4)- Before the charger is switched on the LED to the right
marked END will show green when the battery is connected. If the LED to the left
shows RED the cables are reverse connected and should be swapped before
switching on the charger. When the charger is switched on and charging the
YELLOW led will be illuminated. When the battery is fully charged the Green LED
marked END will be illuminated.

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Charger type 2 –

Turn on the charger. (The power switch is on the front of the unit)
The red l.e.d will confirm there is power going into the unit.
The needle meter will show the charging of the battery.
The bi-coloured l.e.d will show orange for high charge mode at first, then green for
float charge mode.
The battery is fully charged when the l.e.d turns from orange to green.

Important – New batteries will not immediately achieve a full charge. It will take a
few charge / discharge cycles for the battery to achieve maximum charge capacity. It
is important that the battery is allowed to fully charge between discharge cycles
during this period.

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The magnet carriage is pivoted from the main chassis allowing it to ‘ride’ undulations
in the tank floor. A gas strut is fitted between the magnet carriage and the main
chassis to damp out vibrations from floor roughness. The gas strut also assists in
‘breaking’ the magnet from the floor.

The electronics module is incorporated into the body of the chassis/handle unit and
the control panel is situated at the top of the chassis/handle unit. The Sitemaster
1000 Computer is mounted in a stainless steel frame on the front of the
chassis/handle. The Sitemaster 1000 is secured by 4 thumbscrews. Figure 1 shows
the general view of the FloormapVS2i.

The FloormapVS2i can be used in either manual or mapping mode. In manual mode
the unit is used to detect corrosion indications above an operator variable threshold.
These indications would then be re-inspected using another NDT method, commonly
ultrasound. In mapping mode all indications are captured by the computer, sized, in
real time, against a correlation curve created from a calibration plate with known
artificial defects and then stored with the location on the hard drive. This information
is subsequently downloaded into the graphical reporting software and a colour coded
map of the tank floor can be created showing the location and severity of all the
corrosion. Note: it is not possible to distinguish between corrosion originating
on the top surface or the bottom surface of the tank floor.

The control panel located at the top of the chassis/handle assembly is shown in
Figure 2. It comprises of the following functions

1 The main power switch is located at the top left of the panel, marked “Power”.
Press and hold the button down, the centre portion of the switch illuminates
green when the unit is on. Press and hold the power button to turn the unit
off.

2 The reset switch located at the top right of the panel. The centre portion of
the switch illuminates red when any of the LED’s in the array at the bottom of
the panel is illuminated. In manual mode when the reset switch is illuminated
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the motor control is ‘locked out’ preventing the unit from moving. The reset
switch is a ‘Momentary’ switch, press and hold the button down to ‘RESET’.

3 An illuminated LED numerical panel in the centre of the control panel indicates
the threshold level. Threshold values between 0 and 100 can be displayed
and values changed using the ‘UP’ and ‘DOWN’ ‘THRESHOLD SET’ buttons
to the left of the display.

4 The thickness range switch has a 4 position LED indicator panel located next
to it. This switch is used to select the desired thickness range and is indicated
on the LED.

Range 1 Range 2

Range 3 Range 4

Select the range according to the plate thickness and coating. Refer to the
“Floor Scanner Set Up Guide” on page 34 for details of thickness range
settings.

5 The LED panel marked 1 – 16 at the bottom of the control panel. These
LED’s correspond to the 16 pairs of sensors used to detect corrosion. In

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manual mode 1 or more of these LED’s will illuminate when a signal above the
threshold level is detected. The Magnet Bridge is marked to show the location
of the sensors to allow the operator to determine where, across the width of
the unit, the corrosion is located.

6 Auto-stop on / off switch.

Floormap Mode Manual Mode Manual Mode


Autostop OFF Autostop ON

To use the FloormapVS2i in Floormap mode, select “FM MODE”. Where it is


not possible to use the Floormap mode due to plate thickness, the unit can be
used in Manual mode.
In manual mode it is normal to have the auto-stop function active, the Mode
selector should be set to “ON”. When a signal above the operator adjustable
threshold is detected, the motor is switched off. A delay is incorporated so
that the unit comes to a stop with the corrosion located in line with the rear of
the back two magnet carriage rollers.
Where there are a large number of defects, the autostop function can be
disabled, the Mode selector should be set to “OFF”. The LED’s will light up
when a signal above the operator adjustable threshold is detected but the unit
will not stop. This mode requires the operator to constantly monitor the LED’s
for an indication of a defect.

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METHOD OF OPERATION
Before commencing a tank floor inspection with the FloormapVS2i, the operator
should ensure the following information is available.

a) Floor plate and annular plate thickness. The FloormapVS2i is limited to a


maximum of 12.5mm floor thickness in mapping mode.

b) Any floor coating thickness, as any coating in excess of 1mm thickness will
have to be simulated during calibration. Any non-magnetic material of the
correct thickness can be placed over the calibration plate to simulate the
coating.

c) General condition of the top surface. FloormapVS2i will produce a colour


coded map of the total floor condition not just the under floor condition.

d) Presence of heater coils or other obstructions. These may necessitate the


use of manual mode rather than mapping or may require the use of Handscan
to cover areas missed by the larger motorised scanner.

e) Floor plate numbering system to be used. A set floor plate numbering system
must be used while using the data acquisition software, but this can be
changed when generating the final report.

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MECHANICAL SET-UP
The height of the magnet is fixed and cannot be adjusted. The speed of the motor is
fixed and cannot be adjusted. The only operator variable mechanical adjustment is
the sensor head height. It is important that the sensor height is correctly
adjusted or the system will not function correctly. The sensor head height
should be set from the bottom of the sensor head to the plate when the unit is resting
on a ferromagnetic plate, using the yellow shims (supplied).
A quick guide table showing the various settings can be found on page 35 of
this manual, entitled “Floor Scanner Set Up Guide”. The FloormapVS2i is
adjusted for different plate thicknesses by adjusting the sensor head height and
using the Thickness Range control on the main control panel.

Adjustment of the sensor head height is very simple but very important to the correct
operation of the unit. The sensor head is spring mounted in the centre of the Magnet
Bridge via two drop-arms that pass through linear bearings. The height is adjusted
by two thumbscrews with a second ‘locking’ thumbscrew mounted above them.

Supplied with the unit are 6 yellow plastic shims each 0.5 mm (0.020”) thick. To set
the sensor height, place the unit on a plate and loosen the thumbscrews. Slide the
plastic shims under the sensor head and tighten the thumbscrews until the shims will
just pass under the sensor head. Through out the inspection, the sensor head height
should be checked to ensure that it has not been knocked or moved. If the sensor
head has moved, reset it to the required height and re-calibrate the unit.

When using the unit in either mapping (Floormap) mode (FM) or manual (MFL2000)
mode (On / OFF), the active scan width is 250 mm.
When scanning in mapping mode, each scan must be made immediately adjacent to
the previous scan. The operator must ensure that full coverage of the plate has
been achieved by the active portion of the sensor head, but avoid any overlap
between scans. Correct scan positioning is critical to ensuring the location of any
discontinuities is recorded accurately.

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MANUAL INSPECTION MODE


Firstly we will describe the use of the system as a conventional floor scanner without
using the on-board computer. The system can be used in this manner at any time if
required, but would normally only be used in manual mode for plate thicknesses in
excess of 10 mm or where there are sufficient obstructions to prevent a
comprehensive ‘Floormap’ report. The site calibration and operation of the unit then
proceeds as follows: -

CALIBRATION
a) Press and hold the power button to switch on the unit and allow to ‘warm up’
for a period of 10 minutes
b) Ensure the plate thickness selector is set to the correct position and sensor
head is set correctly (as described in previous section).
c) Select “Autostop ON” position using the mode switch as indicated below. This
enables Manual Mode with Autostop activated.

d) Set the threshold to a low value and scan over the 40% artificial defect,
checking that the appropriate LED’s turn red and the unit stops automatically.
e) Re-set the system and adjust the threshold either up or down until, whilst
scanning over the artificial defects, until the desired percentage material loss
threshold is obtained. At the end of each scan the unit must be turned
through 180 degrees and the subsequent scan made in the opposite direction.
This is to avoid building up a residual magnetic field in the plate that will
prevent accurate calibration of the system.

Note. The signal from natural corrosion pitting is stronger than from the artificial
defects in the calibration plate. It is also common that the system will be
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slightly more sensitive in one direction, on the calibration plate, to the other
direction. The unit can be considered calibrated when it just finds the desired
material loss, on the calibration plate, in one direction but not the other.

This completes the basic calibration of the unit and the inspection can commence
following the designated plate numbering system. The leakage field from NATURAL
defects will vary dependant upon diameter, shape and volume as well as depth. It is
recommended that the first few defects detected are cross checked to ensure that
the calibration is suitable for the type of corrosion present in the floor. This
recommendation applies to both manual and mapping inspections.

All calibration procedures should be carried out on a plate of the same thickness as
the floor plates to be tested. The standard Floormap MFL reference plates are 6mm,
8mm, 10mm and 12mm thick. In some cases, the thickness of the tank floor plates to
be inspected will not be the same thickness as the standard MFL reference plates.
Optimum results will be obtained if a MFL reference plate of the same thickness of
the tank floor are used, however it is acceptable to use a standard Floormap MFL
reference plate providing that the MFL Reference plate used is within 1mm of the
thickness of the floor plate and not thinner than the floor plate.
Please not that if the calibration procedure is carried out on a MFL reference plate
that is thicker than the floor plate to be tested, then the system will be slightly over
sensitive
.
The sensor head must be correctly adjusted as described in Section1 of the operating
manual.

The calibration plate must not be in contact with any other ferromagnetic material
while the calibration is being carried out. If there is a coating in excess of 1mm on
the tank floor, this must be simulated during the calibration procedure by placing a
piece of non magnetic material, the same thickness as the coating on the floor,
between the unit and the calibration plate. The calibration procedure is then the
same as described above.

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ENTERING THE TANK


Due to the extremely strong magnet and the normally restricted entry manways, care
must be taken when placing the unit in the tank to avoid fingers and or any other
extremities being trapped between the magnet and the tank wall. It is strongly
recommended that the computer and its cables are removed from the unit
during entry and exit of the tank. It requires two people to put the unit in the tank.
The first, inside the tank, leans out of the manway and lifts the unit by the handles at
top of the chassis/handle assembly. The second person lifts the front of the unit by
the handles in front of the drive wheels. Note if the manway is very narrow, the left-
hand handle will unscrew to assist with access. The chassis/handle assembly is
passed through the manway in the horizontal position and the rear rollers should be
positioned to rest on the bottom of the manway. The rear rollers should then be
carefully placed on the tank floor.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE SHOULD BE USED EVERYTIME THE UNIT IS
PLACED IN CONTACT WITH A TANK FLOOR OR CALLIBRATION PLATE:

When putting down the unit inside the tank, be aware that as the magnet approaches
the floor, the attractive force increases. Ensure that no obstructions or body parts
are between the magnet and the floor as it is put down. The person holding the
handles at the top of the scanner should slowly allow the rollers to come into contact
with the floor.
Important Note – The operator must ensure that the front rollers make contact with
floor plate before the drive wheels. If the drive wheels repeatedly impact the tank
floor with the force of the magnets, the motor / gearbox assembly can crack. This
damage is not covered under the warranty terms.

NORMAL SCANNING PROCEDURE


In manual mode the system can be moved by one of two methods.

i. Motor driven. Twisting the right hand handle towards the operator causes the
motor to turn. To stop the motor, simply twist the handle away from the
operator.

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ii Hand propelled. By putting a downward pressure on the handles the drive


motor is lifted clear of the floor. The unit can then run on the magnet carriage
rollers alone.

Scanning of the floor plates is normally done with the auto-stop system enabled.
The floor is scanned plate by plate following the designated numbering system for
the floor.
Each plate is scanned along the longitudinal axis starting at the intersection of a
longitudinal and transverse weld. The skilled operator develops the ability to change
from Motor to Hand driven as the unit reaches the end of the scan, so that the motor
wheels can cross the weld without giving a shock load to the magnet system which
might give a false indication.

With the drive wheels raised the unit is manoeuvred through 180o to begin the next
scan. The effective scan width is 250 mm in both Floormap and Manual mode. It is
normal to carry out a transverse scan at each end of the plate to improve coverage.
The design of the magnet carriage allows coverage to within 25 to 30mm of the ‘lap
weld’ at the edge of a plate. Also it is not possible to get closer than 60 mm adjacent
to the shell to annular weld. It is recommended that the Handscan system be used
to cover these areas.

It is important that if the magnets of the scanner get stuck on tank floor
obstructions, such as welds of overlapping plates, then break the magnetic
carriage off the obstruction. NEVER attempt to activate the scanners motor in
order to drive the scanner off the obstruction.

DETECTION
When a discontinuity is encountered, the FloormapVS2i automatically stops. The
LED or LED’s, on the control panel, corresponding to the sensors that detected the
discontinuity light up RED and will remain illuminated until the re-set button is
pushed. The Magnet Bridge is marked to indicate the position of the sensors. This
allows the operator to determine where across the width of the unit the corrosion is

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located. A delay in the auto-stop circuitry ensures that the discontinuity is in line with
the rear of the rear rollers, allowing the position to be marked on the floor.

It is not possible to re-start the motor without pressing the re-set button. Due to the
delay in the auto-stop circuit the unit has stopped approximately 100 mm forward
from where the discontinuity was detected. To ensure complete coverage the unit
should be pulled backwards by this amount (100 mm) before re-commencing
scanning.
PIPEWORK
When the tank is fitted with heater coils or other obstructions, it s recommended that
the Handscan system is used in conjunction with the FloormapVS2i to inspect those
areas not accessible to the motorised scanner.

MAPPING MODE
The following section of this manual describes the fundamentals and definitions that
should be understood before using the FloormapVS2i in mapping mode. The
section also describes some of the features which are specific to the Sitemaster
1000 computer. For details on how to calibrate the unit, carry out the inspection,
transfer data to the reporting software and generate the final report, see Section 2 -
FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition Documentation and Section 3 – FloormapVS2i
Desktop Analyser Documentation.

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PACKING THE FLOORMAPVS2i UNIT FOR TRANSIT


The FloormapVS2i unit should always be packed correctly in the case provided for
transit to ensure the magnetic field is controlled. The transit case also holds the
FloormapVS2i unit securely to minimise movement and provide protection in transit.

1. Detach the Sitemaster 1000 computer from the FloormapVS2i and pack into
the computer transit case provided, place safely to one side.
2. With the FloormapVS2i transit case on its back, remove the lid and any loose
items from the transit case. Tip transit case onto end (identified by the
wooden bracket) and pack the battery, charger, shims and accessories into
the case.
3. The transit hook MFL199 (Fig 1 below)keeps the gas strut in its compressed
position which helps ensure the front rollers are in contact with the keep plate.
It is easiest to attach this hook when the FloormapVS2i is on a calibration
plate. The gas strut is compressed slightly by applying a steady downward
weight to the handles. The transit hook can then be positioned alongside the
gas strut hooking on the rear axle and transit hook pin.
4. Manoeuvre the FloormapVS2i onto the centre of the keep plate. (fig 2 below)
and place the transit clamp onto unit as shown. (fig 3 below)
5. Tilt the FloormapVS2i unit forwards so the handles locate into the handle
notches and hold in place. (fig 4 below)
6. Attach handle brackets for both left and right handles to secure unit into place.
(fig 5 below)
7. Place foam pieces (provided) either side of the unit.
8. Lower transit case onto its back and place the packed Sitemaster computer
onto the FloormapVS2i unit.
9. Replace the transit case lid.

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Fig 1. Transit Hook Fig 2. Manoeuvre Fig 3. Transit Clamp


FloormapVS2i onto
MFL199 MFL218
keep plate

Fig 4. Tilt the FloormapVS2i


unit forwards.

Fig 5. Attach brackets on both Fig 6. A correctly packed FloormapVS2i


sides to hold unit in place.

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FUNDAMENTALS AND DEFINITIONS

Tank Datum
The tank datum is the nominal position to which all measurements are co-ordinated. The
plate numbering system, the plate reference point and the plate orientation (horizontal or
vertical) are all referenced to the Tank Datum.

When viewing the floor from above the plates are aligned so that they lay in either the
vertical or horizontal plane as illustrated in Figure 1 below. The Tank datum point is then
always set in the bottom left hand corner of the tank.

Vertical

Horizontal

Tank Datum

Figure 1

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Numbering Scheme

The FloormapVS2i system supports the use of row / plate co-


ordinates only. These are normally numbered from the top left hand
corner of the tank as shown in Figure 2

1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5

2/1 2/2

3/1 3/2 3/3

4/1 4/2

5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5

Figure 2

Plate Numbering System

The numbering used in the reporting software numbers Rows vertically downwards and
Plates horizontally across from left to right. Row 1, Plate 1 is always positioned in the top
left hand corner of the tank relative to the Tank Datum.

The plate identification is always placed in the top left hand corner of the plate. When
annular plates are present, see Figure 1, they may obscure some plate numbers so normal
practice is to show plate numbering and annular numbering systems separately in the final
report.

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Plate Reference
The FloormapVS2i allows the operator to start scanning a plate from any of the 4 corners of
a rectangular or square plate. In order to position the defect location correctly it is necessary
to identify which corner of the plate scanning started. This corner is called the Plate
Reference or PR.
As with the numbering system the plate reference is identified relative to the Tank Datum
which is always positioned in the bottom left hand corner of the tank. Care must be taken
identifying the PR, when the operator is looking towards the Tank Datum rather than away
as is normal convention, not to become disorientated and put the PR 180° out of phase.

Plate Reference Bottom Right

PR = Bottom Right

Tank Datum

Figure 3 - Plate viewed with tank datum behind the operator's left hand shoulder.

PR = Bottom Right

Tank Datum

Figure 4 - Plate viewed with tank datum in front of the operator.

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Vertical and Horizontal Plates


Plates are described as either vertical or horizontal in relation to the tank datum. Therefore
plate 1:2 will be classed as vertical and plate 2:2 classed as horizontal.

1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5

2/1 2/2

3/1 3/2 3/3

4/1 4/2

5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5

Tank Datum
Figure 5

Scanning Modes
The FloormapVS2i system uses two types of scanning mode

i) Parallel or Uni-directional scanning


ii) Raster or bi-directional scanning

i) Parallel scanning
This involves starting each scan of the plate from the same side of the plate, and is normally
used to scan non-rectangular plates such as 2:1 or 5:5 in Figure 5

ii) Raster Scanning


This involves starting alternate scans from opposite ends of the plate. This is the most
efficient method of scanning but should only be used to scan rectangular plates such as 3:2
in Figure 5.

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Plate coverage
The active scanning width of the FloormapVS2i system is 250 mm (10 inches). To calculate the
number of scans required per plate, simply divide the plate width by 250. The Data Acquisition
software will automatically overlap the last scan if the number of scans required is not a whole
number.
Plate width / 250 = number of scans

2000 mm / 250 mm = 8 scans

1850 mm / 250mm = 8 scans

Note. Due to mechanical constraints the total width of the magnet carriage in which the sensor is
located is 300 mm while the active area is only 250 mm. An overlap of the non-active mechanical
area is required to ensure complete coverage.

Due to mechanical constraints it is not possible to get closer than 60mm to the lap weld or other
obstructions. Care should be taken that this area is inspected by some other means such as
Handscan or Ultrasonic inspection to complete the survey.

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The Sitemaster 1000 Computer


General Description
The Sitemaster 1000 is a ruggedised computer designed to be used in the often harsh
environment found inside storage tanks. The computer is normally controlled using the touch
screen, but a mouse and keyboard can be connected to the USB ports or dedicated mouse /
keyboard serial port for convenience when using the computer in an office environment.
Screen brightness can be adjusted to suit ambient lighting conditions using the controls on
the right side of the Sitemaster 1000.
The Sitemaster 1000 computer can either be powered from the Floormap unit or from a
dedicated mains electricity supply using the desk-top power supply included. The power On
switch is located on the right side of the Sitemaster 1000.
Figure 6 shows the location of the ports on the rear of the Sitemaster 1000. The Sitemaster
1000 is fitted with rubber port plugs that provide additional sealing against dust and moisture
when ports are not being used.

Figure 6 - Sitemaster 1000 Rear View

Fire USB Serial Com2 Com1 Network


Wire Mouse / Keyboard

Power
Connector

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Connecting the Sitemaster 1000 to the Floormap Scanner


The Sitemaster 1000 computer must be connected to the FloormapVS2i using the Data port
marked Com1. An alternative port (Com2) can also be used.
The Sitemaster1000 computer is fitted to the FloormapVS2i scanner using the mounting brackets
and thumbscrews provided.

Note: Some software applications can interfere with the correct operation of the Sitemaster 1000
computer when used with the FloormapVS2i system. The Floormap VS2i Data Acquisition
software needs to utilise the full processing power of the Sitemaster 1000. Any additional
software applications running in the background may affect data capture and should therefore be
disabled. Examples of applications that should not be installed on the Sitemaster 1000 include
printer monitoring software, instant messaging applications, screen savers etc.
The colour quality of the Sitemaster 1000 must be set to 32 bit for the Data Acquisition software
to correctly display defect colour values.

Touch screen
The touch screen can be used with either a finger or a plastic stylus. Use of any sharp or metal
implement to operate the Touchscreen may cause permanent damage and will invalidate the
warranty.
The Sitemaster 1000 computer is normally controlled using the touch screen. Pressing anywhere
on the screen has the same function as a single (left) mouse click. Pressing icons twice has the
same function as a double (left) mouse click.

Right Click Icon – A Right Click icon can be found on the task bar at the bottom right of the
screen. One click of this icon forces the next screen touch to have the same function as a right
mouse click.

Right Click Screen Button - It is also possible to display a moveable right click button that will
remain on top of any open windows. To enable the screen right click button, click once on the
Pointer Device Properties icon in the task bar and then click Event Selector.

Right Click taskbar icon

Pointer Device Properties icon

Right Click screen button

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Touch Screen Calibration


The touch screen will occasionally require calibration to improve the accuracy of the mouse
pointer position. It may be necessary to use a mouse to open the Touchscreen calibration
program. To calibrate the touch screen click:
Start/All Programs/UPDD/Calibrate

Figure 7 – Touchscreen calibration Window

A series of red points highlighted with arrows or crosses will appear on the screen. Touch each
red point in turn. Use a touch screen pen for more accuracy. Keep touching the red points as
accurately as possible until the calibration is complete.

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Floor Scanner Set Up Guide


Mapping Mode (FloormapVS2i)
Plate thickness Coating Thickness Range Sensor Height
6mm None Setting 1 3mm (6 shims)
6mm 1mm Setting 1 3mm (6 shims)
6mm 3mm Setting 2 2mm (4 shims)
6mm 6mm Setting 1 1mm (2 shims)

8mm None Setting 2 3mm (6 shims)


8mm 1mm Setting 2 3mm (6 shims)
8mm 3mm Setting 2 2mm (4 shims)
8mm 6mm Setting 2 1mm (2 shims)

10mm None Setting 3 3mm (6 shims)


10mm 1mm Setting 3 3mm (6 shims)
10mm 3mm Setting 4 2mm (4 shims)
10mm 6mm Setting 4 1mm (2 shims)

12.5mm None Setting 2 1mm (2 shims)


12.5mm 1mm Setting 4 1mm (2 shims)
12.5mm 3mm Setting 4 1mm (2 shims)
Detection Mode (MFL 2000)
Plate thickness Coating Thickness Range Sensor Height
6mm None Setting 1 3mm (6 shims)
6mm 1mm Setting 1 3mm (6 shims)
6mm 3mm Setting 2 2mm (4 shims)
6mm 6mm Setting 1 1mm (2 shims)

8mm None Setting 2 3mm (6 shims)


8mm 1mm Setting 2 3mm (6 shims)
8mm 3mm Setting 2 2mm (4 shims)
8mm 6mm Setting 2 1mm (2 shims)

10mm None Setting 3 3mm (6 shims)


10mm 1mm Setting 3 3mm (6 shims)
10mm 3mm Setting 4 2mm (4 shims)
10mm 6mm Setting 4 1mm (2 shims)

12.5mm None Setting 3 3mm (6 shims)


12.5mm 1mm Setting 4 3mm (6 shims)
12.5mm 3mm Setting 4 1mm (2 shims)

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Section 2
Data Acquisition Documentation

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 SA5 8JF Website: www.silverwinguk.com
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Table of contents

FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition Software (Version 3.0 and above)


Overview .........................................................................................................3
Program Installation ......................................................................................4
Program Start-up ...........................................................................................4
Program Icon Styles .....................................................................................4
The Start Window.........................................................................................4
The Setup Window (Figure 2).......................................................................6
Setting up an inspection project ..................................................................6
System Calibration ........................................................................................7
To Perform The System Calibration: ............................................................8
Saving Calibrations ......................................................................................9
Loading Saved calibrations ..........................................................................9
Setting up and scanning Plates..................................................................10
Setting up Standard Floor Plates ...............................................................11
Row & Plate................................................................................................11
Plate Orientation.........................................................................................11
Scan Type ..................................................................................................11
Start Corner................................................................................................11
Dimensions.................................................................................................12
Confirming Plate Setup Details...................................................................12
Scanning Standard Plates ..........................................................................12
Beginning a scan........................................................................................14
Using the Resume Function (Continue Scanning Past an Obstacle) .........15
Accepting a Track.......................................................................................16
Transverse Scans ......................................................................................16
Setting Transverse Scan Position ..............................................................18
Setting Transverse Scan Direction .............................................................18
Saving a completed plate ...........................................................................19
Using the Menu Bars..................................................................................19
View Menu..................................................................................................19
Track Menu ...................................................................................................20
Threshold Menu .........................................................................................20
Plate Menu .................................................................................................21
Setting up Annular Plates ...........................................................................22
Setting Annular Plate Dimensions ..............................................................23
Scanning Annular Plates ............................................................................24
Archive Menu .............................................................................................25
Files List .......................................................................................................27

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FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition Software


(Version 3.0 and above)

Overview
The FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition software is designed specifically for use
with the FloormapVS2i floor scanner and Sitemaster1000 on-board computer.
The software is used to control the collection of MFL data from tank floors.
The software is enhanced for use with the Sitemaster1000 touch screen
computer and as an aid to non-English speaking users all button labels can
be set as either multi language text or Picture Icons.

Important Note - The FloormapVS2i software will not run when linked to a
FloormapVS scanner. The software is designed for use with the
FloormapVS2i scanner only.

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Program Installation
Any previous versions should be uninstalled using Add or Remove Programs
before installation begins.
Copy the installation folder onto a USB memory drive.
Connect the USB memory drive to the Sitemaster 1000 computer.
Open the folder containing the FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition installation files.
Double click the setup.exe icon to start the installation wizard.
Follow the on-screen instructions.

Program Start-up
The program is launched by double clicking the FloormapVS2i Icon on the
Sitemaster1000 Desktop or by clicking:
Start-> Programs -> Silverwing ->FloormapVS Data Acquisition V3.0

Program Icon Styles


The appearance of all buttons within the FloormapVS2i Data acquisition
software can be customised to show either picture icons or text.
The icon style can be changed from the start screen (Figure 1) by clicking:
Options - > Change Icon
Choose a suitable icon .txt file from the list.

On-Screen Keyboard
The software includes a built in On-Screen keyboard which is activated by
double clicking the white area you wish to enter text into.

The Start Window


The FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition start window consists of five main menu
buttons. The button functions are as follows:
calibrate – From the Calibrate screen users can perform calibration scans,
save calibrations and recall calibrations.
Scan – Plate setup and data acquisition functions are accessed by pressing
the scan button.

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Archive – This opens the archive window. From here users can back up data
either to the Sitemaster1000 hard disk or a removable USB storage drive
(supplied with the system). Users can also edit the current Inspection details
from here.

Options – Lets users load previously saved plates, test the Floormap
Connection and change the icons. The Settings window which is password
protected for Silverwing use only is also found under the Options menu.

Exit – This button closes the FloormapVS2i Data Acquisition software.

Status Indicators – These indicators show either red or green. When all 3
are green they show the operator:
• That the Software is communicating with the FloormapVS2i.
• That a calibration is loaded.
• That inspection details have been setup.
The Scan button will become inactive if any of the status indicators are red.

Note – The Calibrate, Scan and Archive buttons will be hidden by the Setup
Inspection button until inspection details have been set up (figure 1).

Menu Buttons

Status Indicators

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Figure 1: Start Window

The Setup Inspection Window (Figure 2)


Here users enter inspection details (Service Company, Client, Tank ID,
Operator name etc).
Annular plate details can be entered in this window if the operator intends to
use the FloormapVS2i system to scan the annular plates. It is possible to add
annular plate information later if required.
It is also possible to load previously saved inspection details and calibration
scans from this window.

Close window
without saving

Load Previously
Saved Inspection
Load Saved Calibration

Save Inspection
Details

Figure 2: Setup Window

Setting up an inspection project


Before setting up a new inspection project, the current project must be closed.
To close a project, open the Archive window and click on Finish Inspection.
To set up a new project click on Setup Inspection from the start screen.
Enter the relevant information in the fields provided. An On-Screen keyboard
can be opened by double clicking the white area you wish to enter text into.
Select either the metric (mm) or imperial (Inches) measuring system. Once all
details have been entered, click on Save Inspection. Confirm the details by
pressing yes when prompted.

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System Calibration
In order for the FloormapVS2i system to function correctly the calibration
procedure should be carried out on a MFL reference plate of the same
thickness as the floor plates to be tested.
The standard Floormap MFL reference plates are 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and
12mm thick. In some cases, the thickness of the tank floor plates to be
inspected will not be the same thickness as the standard MFL reference
plates. Optimum results will be obtained if a MFL reference plate of the same
thickness of the tank floor is used, however it is acceptable to use a standard
Floormap MFL reference plate providing that the MFL Reference plate used is
within 1mm of the thickness of the floor plate and not thinner than the floor
plate.
Please not that if the calibration procedure is carried out on a MFL reference
plate that is thicker than the floor plate to be tested, then the system will be
slightly over sensitive and it may be necessary to adjust the results.
The sensor head must be correctly adjusted as described in Section1 of the
operating manual.
The FloormapVS2i should only be calibrated using MFL Reference plates
manufactured to the current Silverwing specification.

Figure 3: The Calibration Window

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To acquire calibration data the unit needs to be driven along the full length of
the MFL reference plate in both directions:
The first scan must be made from the largest to the smallest calibration
defect.
The second scan must be made from the smallest to the largest
calibration defect.

To Perform The System Calibration:


Position the scanner at the end of the calibration plate closest to the 80%
defect and press the Calibrate button.
A message will appear instructing the operator to scan from the largest defect
towards the smallest defect. Click the green tick to continue.

The Calibration Scan window will appear:

Figure 4: The Calibration Scan Window

The system is now waiting for the operator to turn the drive handle. Turning
the drive handle at this point will simultaneously start the scanner drive motor
and data collection functions.

Drive the scanner along the full length of the plate and release the drive
handle before the drive wheels reach the end of the plate. Releasing the drive
handle ends the first calibration scan.

Press Accept.

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A message will appear instructing the operator to scan from the smallest
defect towards the largest defect. Click the green tick to continue. The
Calibration Scan Window (fig 4) is displayed.

Drive the scanner along the full length of the plate and release the drive
handle before the drive wheels reach the end of the plate.

Releasing the drive handle ends the second calibration scan.

Press Accept to view the calibration trace.


The calibration must be saved if the calibration trace is acceptable.

Saving Calibrations
To save a calibration, click the Save Calibration button. The Save Calibration
window will open. Use the keyboard to enter a file name for the calibration
and click Save Calibration again to return to the Setup window.

Loading Saved calibrations


Saved calibrations can be recalled at any time by clicking on Load Calibration.
Select the required calibration from the list of saved calibrations and click on
Load Calibration again to load the calibration and return to the Calibration
window.

To exit the Calibration Window (Figure 2) and return to the Start Window
(Figure1) click the Close Button.

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Setting up and scanning Plates

Once the calibration process has been completed and all relevant information
for the current tank has been loaded, click on the Scan button to show the
plate setup window.

Plate / Annular
Tabs

Figure 5: Plate Setup Window - Plate Tab Selected

Here you can setup the various features of the plate by entering relevant
physical information and the intended scanning method. There are two modes:

Plate Mode – For scanning standard floor plates


Annular Mode – For scanning annular plates

Click the Plate or Annular tabs at the top left of the screen to switch between
modes.

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Setting up Standard Floor Plates

Row & Plate


Choose the plate to be scanned by entering the Row and Plate numbers.
Click the arrows each side of the row or plate number to change the plate
number. Note: The plate numbering system affects the way the desktop
analysis software draws the tank layout. If the correct sequence of row and
plates are not saved, the tank drawing will not match the actual layout of the
tank. See the Fundamentals and Definitions section of the FloormapVS2i
manual for more information.

Plate Orientation
Select the orientation of the plate, either vertical or horizontal in relation to the
tank datum.
Click the relevant image to choose either Vertical or Horizontal.

Scan Type
There are two methods to scan a plate:
Parallel Scanning (one direction scanning) - where each consecutive scan is
made in the same direction.
Raster Scanning (two direction scanning) - where each consecutive scan is
made in the opposite direction to the previous scan. Click on the appropriate
image to choose the scan type.

Start Corner
You can select Top-Left, Top-Right, Bottom-Left or Bottom-Right which are all
relative to the tank datum, shown on the bottom-left of the window. The start
corner will become the plate reference. All positional information is measured
from the plate reference.
To choose a corner, click on a green area shown at each of the four corners.
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Dimensions
Enter the length and width of the plate in the relevant boxes.

The plate width must always be greater than 300mm (the physical width of the
FloormapVS2i). If a shorter dimension is entered the
user will get an error message and the software will
restrict access to the scan mode.

When a dimension box is clicked, a keypad will be


displayed for entering the length or width as shown
opposite.

To clear the number entered, click on the ‘Del’ button.


To confirm the number entered, click on the Enter key.
The longest dimension MUST be the length and the
shortest MUST be the width. This is determined by the
orientation of the plate.
Figure 6: Dimensions Box

Confirming Plate Setup Details


Once all details have been correctly entered for the next plate, Click on the
Create button at the bottom-right button of the window (Fig5). This will open
the scanning window.

Scanning Standard Plates


Once the plate has been set up, and the operator clicks Create the various
features that have been entered are reflected within the scanning window:

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Plate Reference Scan Direction

Exit to the Start


Screen
Setup New plate

Save current plate

Menu Bars

Resets zoom so
Exit toFits
Plate the St
Screen

Plate Information

Setup Transverse
scan

Begin scan

Tank Datum Figure 7: Scanning window

Plate Reference - The red circle indicates the plate reference chosen. This
indicator can be in either corner and indicates the start point of the scan. All
positional measurements are taken from the plate reference.
Scan Direction - The green arrow indicates the direction of scan in relation to
the plate reference and tank datum.
Tank Datum - The tank datum is always situated at the bottom-left of the
window.
Plate Orientation - The selected plate orientation (horizontal or vertical) is
reflected within the image of the plate.

The image above shows a horizontal plate, with a plate reference at the top-
left of the plate with the current scan beginning at the plate reference.
As there is no illustration of a track or defects, this shows that this is the first
scan of the plate.

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Beginning a scan
To begin a scan at the indicated position, click on the Scan button.
Once clicked, an On-Screen numeric keypad appears, allowing the user to
enter a Start Offset. The Start offset represents the area at the start of the
scan that is not accessible by the FloormapVS2i sensor head. The Start
Offset measurement should be taken between the plate weld at the beginning
of the track and the centre-line of the sensor head.
The minimum Start Offset measurement is 140mm. This is the distance
between the start of the track and the centre line of the sensor head if the rear
rollers are positioned against the plate weld at the start of a track.
Once the measurement has been entered, click on the Enter key to begin a
scan. The following message appears:

Figure 8: Scan Progress Window


(Waiting for Operator to turn Handle)

The FloormapVS2i is now idle, waiting for the user to turn the drive handle.
Turning the drive handle at this point will simultaneously start the scanner
motors and data collection functions. When the handle is turned, the scan
progress is shown in the Scan Progress Window. The handle must be held in
the ON position until the required scan length has been reached.

Once the drive handle is released, the FloormapVS2i will stop and the data
collection will be paused. The Scan Summary window will appear. This
window shows details of the distance travelled and the length of the current
plate.

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Figure 9: Scan Summary Window

The operator has 3 options once the Scan Summary Window is displayed:

Resume – This allows the operator to continue scanning along the same
track after moving the scanner past an obstruction.
Accept - This saves and displays the current track and prepares the
software to start scanning the next track.
Cancel – This discards any data collected from the track and allows the
operator to repeat the scan of the track.

Using the Resume Function (Continue Scanning Past an


Obstacle)
When the resume button is clicked, an offset measurement window opens.
Mark the current position of the sensor head on the tank floor and move the
scanner past the obstruction. The operator must be careful to align the
scanner with the first part of the track.
Measure the distance between the original position of the sensor and the new
position of the sensor. Enter the offset measurement and press Enter. The
scanner is now ready to resume scanning the track. The operator simply has
to turn the drive handle to resume scanning. The Non-Scanned area will be
displayed as white.

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Accepting a Track

When the operator clicks Accept, the FloormapVS2i analyses the collected
data, temporarily stores it and displays its visual representation on the screen:

View Buttons

Figure 10: Scanning Window showing one Scanned Track

The green directional arrow changes direction if the ‘Raster’ scan style was
chosen; otherwise the FloormapVS2i stands idle, waiting for the next scan.

Also shown within this window are details on the current row and plate
number, the maximum defect found on the current plate, the estimated wall
loss and position of the selected defect (the selected defect is the defect the
cursor is currently over).

Transverse Scans

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Once the horizontal (or vertical) tracks have been completed, it is possible to
use the FloormapVS2i to record transverse scans.
Transverse scans are made perpendicular to normal scans and will cover the
areas not inspected at each end of the plate.

Transverse scans
shown in red

Figure 11: Transverse Tracks are made perpendicular to ‘Normal’ Tracks

To scan a Transverse Track, position the scanner and click the Transverse
scan button. The Start Offset window will appear.
Enter a suitable Start Offset measurement and click Enter.
Perform the scan in the usual way.
Once the scan is complete the Scan Summary window will appear. Press
Accept to accept the scan and show the Transverse Scan window:

Figure 12: Transverse scan window (Horizontal Plate)

The operator now needs to enter the position and direction of the transverse
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scan:

Setting Transverse Scan Position


The position of the transverse scan (along the length of the plate) is
represented by the red square shown in fig12. The following instructions
relate to a horizontal plate; however the same general principles can be
applied when carrying out transverse scans on a vertical plate.
The position of the transverse scan can be set in a number of ways:
Transverse scan position buttons (Start / End) – Pressing the button
above the offset value (Start) will position the transverse scan at the edge
where the tank datum is set. Pressing the button below the offset (End) will
position the transverse scans at the opposite side to the tank datum.
Drag and Drop – Users can click on the red square and then drag it to a new
position. The scan offset value will change according to the transverse scan
position.
Enter a Value in the scan offset box – Enter the appropriate transverse
scan offset in the box.
Note 1 – The minimum offset for positioning Transverse scans is 25mm. This
is the distance between the edge of the plate and the first active sensor.
Note 2 - On a vertical plate, the offset is taken from the top edge of the track,
on a horizontal plate the offset is taken from the edge of the track closest to
the Plate Reference.

Setting Transverse Scan Direction


Pressing the Transverse Scan Direction button sets the direction
of the transverse scan. The direction of the red arrow changes to
show the transverse scan direction in relation to the tank datum
and plate reference.
Pressing Cancel here will discard the scan you just made. Select
will take you to the offset selection menu.

Once all ‘normal’ and ‘transverse’ scans have been completed, the plate must
be saved.

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Saving a completed plate


To save the plate and continue to the next plate select the Save Plate button
(Fig 4). Selecting the New Plate button before selecting the Save Plate button
will erase the current data.
Once the plate is saved, the user will again see the plate setup window. The
plate number will automatically increase. The user should then setup the
system to scan the next plate and continue as described above.
Otherwise if the tank has been completed, first select the button below to save
the plate and then select the exit button to return to the main window.

Using the Menu Bars


There are four Menu Bars at the right hand side of the Scanning Window
(Fig10):
View Menu
Track Menu
Threshold Menu
Plate Menu
These menus allow additional controls over the currently loaded plate. Click a
Menu Bar to display its controls

View Menu
The magnifying glasses indicate whether clicking the plate zooms
in or out. Clicking the magnifying glass already with a border
zooms in/out on the centre of the plate image.

The red arrows move the image, the red circle restores the view
to the whole plate.

The x and y values show the currently selected position on the plate (position
of the cursor on the plate image). If the cursor is over a defect, the percentage
loss is also displayed.

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Track Menu
The track menu provides more information about the selected track (click on a
track to select it):
ƒ The length of the track (not including start-offset).
ƒ Whether the track is a Transverse track.
ƒ The maximum percentage loss detected on the track.
ƒ The distance from the start of the track to the
currently selected point on the track.
ƒ Channel number and percentage loss of the currently
selected defect.

Track Menu Resume


Controls Track

There are two additional functions within the Track Menu:


Delete Last Track - Deletes the most recent track.
Resume Track - This opens the Resume Track Controls so the operator can
resume scanning of existing tracks:
Offset Existing – Resume scanning from the end of the selected track (similar
to resuming a current scan)
Other Edge – Resume Scanning from the opposite edge of the selected track.
This is useful if there is a large obstruction such as a pipe running across the
width of the plate.

Threshold Menu
The user can filter the level of corrosion displayed by using the
Threshold Menu as shown opposite. Select the desired defect
threshold level by either selecting the appropriate button
directly or by using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons. All defects above
the selected threshold are shown.

Threshold
Menu Controls

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Plate Menu
The plate menu allows users to either load a previously saved plate or clear
the current plate.

Clear Plate – This will clear the current plate of any saved track
information. Any changes to the current plate will not be saved
until the operator clicks Save Plate.
Load plate – This allows the operator to load previously saved
plates. This function can be used to view previously saved
plates or to continue scanning on previously saved plates. Plate Menu
Controls

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Setting up Annular Plates


The FloormapVS2i can be used to scan Annular plates.

Annular Plate Fundamentals:


Plate Reference - When scanning Annular plates, the Plate Reference will
always be the bottom right of the plate (when facing the tank shell / wall).

Annular Width – The annular Width is always measured at the join between
two annular plates (not the maximum width)

Start Offset – A line perpendicular to the Annular Plate base line should be
marked on the Annular plate by the operator. This is the line from which start
offset measurements are taken. This line is represented on-screen by a red
dotted line (figure 13)

Scan direction – Annular plates are scanned in one direction only (parallel
scanning)

Click the Annular Tab to access the annular plate scanning window:

Annular
Tab

Zero Line

Custom

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Setting Annular Plate Dimensions


There are 2 ways to set annular plate shape and dimensions:

From details entered into the Inspection details window:


The software calculates annular shape and size from the Tank Diameter,
Annular Plate Width and Number of Annular Plates.
Use this method if all annular plates are the same size.

Create Custom Annular Plates:


Here the user needs to enter a series of measurements to set up the plate.
The user will need to enter dimensions for each annular plate in turn. Click the
Custom Button to set the measurements as shown in Fig 14.
This method should be used if the annular plates are not a uniform size.

Figure 14 – Annular Custom Dimension Window

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Scanning Annular Plates

The red dotted red line represents the zero line. The operator must mark the
zero line on the tank floor. Operators can enter either a positive or a negative
Start offset to tell the software the position of the sensor in relation to the zero
line. If the sensor is in front of the Zero line, a positive start offset should be
used. If the sensor is behind the zero line, a negative start offset should be
used.

Once the Annular plate number and dimensions are set, the operator clicks
the Create button and the normal scanning procedure is followed.

Figure 15 – Annular Scanning Window

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Archive Menu
The archive menu allows operators to handle the files resulting from the
inspection. The main purpose of archive is to easily handle the files when
transferring them from a different medium, for example from the
FloormapVS2i’ hard disk to portable USB memory drive.

Files can also easily be handled manually outside the program if you wish to
do so by using windows explorer.

Exit to the Start Screen

Save specific Plate Files


to a Specific Location

Edit the current Inspection


Details

Close Current Inspection

Automatically save all files to a USB


memory drive

The Continue Inspection button is closes the Archive Data window so users
can continue with the current project.
Note – this button is labelled Exit if the inspection project has been finished.

The Archive Files button opens up a “Save As” window. Users can choose
which files to save and also choose the location to save the files. It is usually
easier to use the Backup function.

The Edit Inspection button allows users to edit the current inspection project
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details.

The Finish Inspection button finalises the inspection by closing the project and
marking the inspection as not active.

The Backup button saves ALL FILES in the current project to a USB memory
drive (if backup to D: is ticked).
If Backup to D is not ticked, users can choose which drive to backup the files
onto.

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Files List

The following is a list of the files created by the data Acquisition


software and a description of their function:

MAIN DIRECTORY \

Floormap.ini Contains the program’s settings.

CALIBRATIONS \

A Calibration file which stores signal


.cal amplitude information for the
FloormapVS2i.

INSPECTION \ INSPECTION NAME \

.ivs This file stores Inspections Details for


all plates in the same directory.

The collected plate data for the tank.


r#p#.fm2 These files should not be moved out
of the directory they are in. The
entire directory can be moved.

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Section 3
Desktop Analyser
Installation Manual

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 SA5 8JF Website: www.silverwinguk.com

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Installating FloormapVS Desktop Analyser Software


(Reporting Software)

Version 2.047 and later

Software Prerequisites
In order to function correctly, the FloormapVS Desktop Analyser Software
requires additional software applications:
Microsoft DirectX Version 9.0
Microsoft .NET framework Version 2.0 (Windows 98 / 2000 /ME / XP)
Microsoft .NET framework Version 3.5 (Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP / Vista)
Copies of relevant versions of DirectX and .NET Framework are included on
the original Reporting Software installation CD.

Starting the Software Installation Interface


To install the software from the Installation CD, insert the CD into the
computer CD drive. The CD should Autorun and the installation interface will
appear on screen. If the CD does not Autorun, open My Computer and then
double click the CD drive to view the contents. Double click on the
FloormapVS2.exe icon to start the installation interface.

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Prerequisite Software Installation (Win 98 / ME / 2000 / XP)

Click Install Prerequisite Software to display the following window:

Prerequisite Software Installation Interface

Installing .Net Framework


1. Single click the Install .NET 2.0 button. Follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
2. Once .NET 2.0 is installed, single click Install .NET version 3.5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Installing DirectX 9
1. Single click the Install DirectX 9 button to begin installing DirectX.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Once the relevant versions of .Net Framework and DirectX have been
installed, click the Back button to return to the software installation interface
screen.

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Prerequisite Software Installation (Windows Vista only)

Click Install Prerequisite Software to display the following window:

Prerequisite Software Installation Interface

Installing .Net Framework


.NET framework version 3.5 must be installed on Computers running the
Windows Vista operating system.
1. Single click Install .NET version 3.5. Follow the on-screen instructions
to install the software.
If .NET framework is already installed on the computer a Setup Error will
appear during installation.
Installing DirectX 9
1. Single click the Install DirectX 9 button to begin installing DirectX.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Once the relevant versions of .Net Framework and DirectX have been
installed, click the Back button to return to the software installation interface
screen.
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Installing FloormapVS Desktop Analyser (All Operating


Systems)
Click the Install FloormapVS Software button to begin installing the
FloormapVS Desktop Analyser software (reporting software). Follow the on-
screen instructions to install the software.

Starting the Software


Once the software has been installed, it can be started by clicking Start \ All
Programs \ Silverwing (UK) Ltd \ FloormapVS.

Software Activation (Full-Version only)

For the Full-Version, the software must be activated using an Activation key
before it can be used. This is to prevent users installing the software on more
than 3 separate computers as per the software license conditions.

When the Full-Version of the software is started for the first time, the following
screen appears.

Version 2.057 and earlier

Full version Activation Window


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1. Enter a user name in the User field.

2. Enter a Company name in the Company field.

3. Once both fields have been filled, click on the Generate Serial button.

This will generate a serial number which is unique to the computer.

4. Contact Silverwing UK Ltd with the following information (exactly as it

was originally typed):

• User

• Company

• Serial number

5. Silverwing will provide a product activation key based on the User /

Company / Serial number provided.

6. Ensure that the correct information is shown in the company / user /

serial number fields and type the Activation key into the Activation

key field.

7. Click Verify to complete the activation process.

If successful, a Verification Successful message will be shown, if not

successful, a Verification NOT Successful message will be shown. When

successful, the Verify button will also change into Continue; click this to

close the activation screen.

A permanent record of the User / Company / Floormap version / Version

number / Serial Number / Activation key should be kept. This information will

be required if the software is reinstalled or updated in future.

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Version 2.058 and later

Full version Activation Window

1. Enter a user name in the User field.

2. Enter a Company name in the Company field.

3. Once both fields have been filled, click on the Generate Serial button.

This will generate a serial number which is unique to the computer.

4. Click on the Copy information to clipboard button.

This will copy the user, company, floormap version, version number

and the unique serial number from the activation window as text. Open

Microsoft Word, or equivalent and click paste.

5. Contact Silverwing UK Ltd with the information obtained by clicking

Copy information to clipboard button (exactly as it was originally

typed):

• User

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• Company

• Floormap version

• Version number

• Serial number

6. Silverwing will provide a product activation key based on the User /

Company / Floormap version / Version number / Serial Number

provided.

7. Ensure that the correct information is shown in the company / user /

serial number fields and type the Activation key into the Activation

key field.

8. Click Verify to complete the activation process.

If successful, a Verification Successful message will be shown, if not

successful, a Verification NOT Successful message will be shown. When

successful, the Verify button will also change into Continue; click this to

close the activation screen.

A permanent record of the User / Company / Floormap version / Version

number / Serial Number / Activation key should be kept. This information will

be required if the software is reinstalled or updated in future.

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Section 4
Analysis software Manual

Silverwing UK LTD
Unit 31 Cwmdu Industrial Estate
Carmarthen Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 585533 Swansea, UK. Email: mfl@silverwinguk.com
Fax: +44 (0) 1792 586044 SA5 8JF Website: www.silverwinguk.com

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Table of Contents

FloormapVS2i Overview ...................................................................................4


System Requirements......................................................................................5
Elements of the FloormapVS2i Desktop Analysis Software .........................6
Program Start-up..........................................................................................6
Wizard..............................................................................................................7
Using the ‘Load Existing tank File’ in Wizard................................................8
Using the ‘Import FloormapVS2i Data’ in Wizard .........................................8
Using the ‘Import Floormap 2000’ in wizard ...............................................10
Annular Configuration in wizard..................................................................11
Tank View ......................................................................................................14
Scrolling around the tank............................................................................14
Zooming the view of the tank .....................................................................15
Adjusting Annular plate condition ...............................................................15
Drawing Attributes ......................................................................................16
Threshold controls......................................................................................18
Annular Modifier .........................................................................................19
Annular configuration options: ....................................................................20
Legend...........................................................................................................22
Plate View ........................................................................................................23
Entering Plate View ....................................................................................23
Navigating plates and annulars in Plate View ............................................23
Zooming in plate View ................................................................................24
Plate Reference..........................................................................................24
Scrolling around the plate...........................................................................24
Right-Click Menu ........................................................................................25
Threshold ...................................................................................................25
Maximum Discontinuity on a plate..............................................................26
Identifying a Discontinuity on tracks of a Plate ...........................................26
Identifying a Discontinuity on tracks of an Annular .....................................26
Manual Patch Plating .................................................................................28
Show Patch List..........................................................................................29
Statistical view ................................................................................................30
Statistical analysis of tank ..........................................................................30
Statistical analysis of a single plate. ...........................................................30
Statistical analysis of a single annular........................................................30
Editing the tank data (Full Version Only) ......................................................31
Entering Edit Data ......................................................................................31
Viewing Inner Plates in Edit Data ...............................................................32
Replacing (importing) individual inner plates..............................................32
Zooming on inner plates.............................................................................32
Viewing Annular plates in Edit Data ...........................................................33
Zooming on Annular plates ........................................................................33
Plate attributes ...........................................................................................33
Modifying Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in Mapping
mode ..........................................................................................................35
Delete a Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in Mapping mode
...................................................................................................................36
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Adding a Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in Mapping


mode ..........................................................................................................37
Edit Tank Details ........................................................................................38
Modify All Mapped Discontinuities with ease .................................................39
Data Removal for Plate and an Annular scanned in Mapping mode ..........40
Modifying a non-mapped Annular with manual findings.................................41
Adding a single discontinuity to a non-mapped annular .............................41
Adding a corroded area to a non-mapped annular .....................................44
Deleting the added discontinuity or corroded area of a non-mapped annular
...................................................................................................................45
Adding Picture Information onto Scanned Plates .......................................45
Adding Comments to un-scanned areas of tracks......................................46
Tank layout modification ................................................................................47
Comparing two tanks......................................................................................49
Loading a comparison tank ........................................................................50
Controlling the tank comparison view ............................................................50
Modifying the tank comparison view...........................................................51
Discontinuity Threshold Adjustment. ..........................................................51
Tank Thumbnails........................................................................................51
Accessing plate comparison mode.............................................................51
Plate Comparison Mode .................................................................................52
Comparing Discontinuity information..........................................................52
Adjusting the View of both plates ...............................................................53
Tank Customisation........................................................................................54
Selecting an object .....................................................................................54
Adjusting Object properties ........................................................................55
Drawing a Line ...........................................................................................55
Drawing a Manway, Square or Circle .........................................................55
Placing text on the image ...........................................................................55
Deleting an object.......................................................................................56
Moving an object ........................................................................................56
Adding weld Inspection results to the Floormap report ..............................57
Floor to Shell (perimeter) weld .......................................................................57
Plate Welds....................................................................................................58
Saving modifications (Creating Tank Files)..................................................59
Importing Additional Data...............................................................................59
Report Generation (Printing)..........................................................................61
Open the print menu...................................................................................62
Selecting the print types and selecting plates ............................................62
Changing the inspection logo .....................................................................63
Discontinuity threshold adjust.....................................................................63
Patch Plate List ..........................................................................................63
Printing .......................................................................................................63
Page Setup ................................................................................................63
Print Preview ..............................................................................................64
Printing a single plate .................................................................................65

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FloormapVS2i Overview
Thank you for purchasing the next-generation of Floormap equipment from
Silverwing (UK) LTD, the FloormapVS2i.

The FloormapVS2i system is a next generation step of the magnetic flux


leakage detection technique. The system consists of a higher resolution
scanning unit, having the ability to map corrosion with a forward speed of 450
mm/s with a data capture rate every 1mm. Filtered analysis is conducted at the
end of each scan to reduce the noise occurrence below a 20% thickness loss.
Captured data is imported into the desktop reporting software for further
analysis, utilizing its computing power for visual representations of
discontinuities on a tank-wide or plate-by-plate basis. Features of the reporting
software include:
• Automatic re-analysis of discontinuities to identify profile type and re-size if
required
o Automatic generation of CAD drawing of tank floor
o Add appurtenances such as manways, pipes, sumps etc
o Zoom function of whole floor or specific areas
o Numbering system
• Show major discontinuities per track
• Show selected levels of corrosion
• Edit data at global / plate or individual discontinuity level
o Add results from other types of inspection into the Floormap report
o Add MFL data from annular inspection into Floormap report
o Weld defect reporting function
• Floormap data 2D display at 15 mm resolution
• Statistics per plate or per tank
• Report generator with comprehensive printing functions
• Comparison function to identify corrosion growth areas between inspections

Two versions of the software exist, a full-version (FloormapVS2i) and a read-


only version (FloormapVS2i Reader).

‘DirectX9’ and ‘Microsoft ® .NET Framework’, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional are registered trademarks
of the Microsoft ® Corporation.

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FloormapVS2i Desktop Analyser Software


The desktop analyser software is only provided with the purchase of a
FloormapVS2i unit, designed and manufactured by Silverwing (UK) LTD. The
read only version may be supplied to clients at the licensed owner’s discretion.

System Requirements

The following specifications are the minimum recommended requirements for


running the Desktop analyser software:

Windows XP:
• Windows XP Home/Professional compatible computer,
• 1.5Ghz Intel/AMD processor,
• 3D accelerator card, 8MB VRAM,
• 800 x 600 screen resolution,
• 1GB RAM,
• Microsoft .NET framework (supplied)
• Microsoft DirectX9 (supplied)
• 40MB Hard Drive space & file storage space
• Windows compatible mouse & keyboard
• USB support for data transfer using supplied USB Flash Drive.

Windows Vista:
• Windows Vista compatible computer,
• 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD processor,
• 3D accelerator card, 8MB VRAM,
• 800 x 600 screen resolution,
• 2GB RAM,
• Microsoft .NET framework (supplied)
• Microsoft DirectX9 (supplied)
• 40MB Hard Drive space & file storage space
• Windows compatible mouse & keyboard
• USB support for data transfer using supplied USB Flash Drive.
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Recommended specification is based on performance issues of the software;


the higher the specification of the computer, the quicker response time of data
analysis and the rendering of the visual related elements.

Elements of the FloormapVS2i Desktop Analysis Software

The FloormapVS2i software consists of a single window with the ability to


change the data context view using the tab page elements under the window’s
main menu.

Program Start-up

When the program is launched, a splash screen is revealed with the Silverwing
(UK) Ltd logo and a disclaimer. This can be skipped by pressing any mouse
button or keyboard key; this will then open the main window of the application.
If a key is not pressed, the splash screen fades from view (windows XP only) or
disappears after a small period of time.
Once the main application is loaded a Wizard window appears, allowing the
user to quickly load or import desired data.

Figure 1: Splash Logo

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Wizard

The wizard window gives the user a quick entry to the program to load or import
desired data. Four options appear:

Figure 2: Wizard
Load Existing Tank File: This allows previous data saved from the
FloormapVS2i desktop analysis software to be
loaded. Tank files include annular plates, edited data
and symbols that users have added. All files saved
using the FloormapVS2i software have the file
extension ‘.dat’ a ‘.tkf’ extension. The ‘.tkf’ extension
uses separate files for each plate. All data is saved
within a single file.

Import FloormapVS2i: Data captured using the FloormapVS2i data


acquisition system is imported using this option.
When loading, navigate to the ‘.fm2’ extension and
double-click on a single plate only, this will load all
files within the designated folder.

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Import Floormap 2000: This software allows the import of data from the
previous version of the Floormap system, the
Floormap 2000. The data is converted to allow the
addition of annulars and the ability of data editing.

Load Example: This will load a built-in example tank to be used for
practice, training or demonstration purposes.

Using the ‘Load Existing tank File’ in Wizard


Once the wizard has appeared, you have the ability to load in pre-saved data
using the FloormapVS2i desktop analyser.
When the button is clicked, an ‘Open’ window appears and the user can
navigate the file system in order to locate the appropriate file. All files are
filtered for the ‘.tkf’ extension. To begin loading the file, double-click on the
desired file. A progress screen appears providing information on the progress of
the data.

Using the ‘Import FloormapVS2i Data’ in Wizard


To begin the import and data conversion of acquired FloormapVS2i data, click
on the ‘Import FloormapVS2i data’ button. A ‘Set Import Discontinuity Threshold’
window appears allowing the user to filter out discontinuities below a set
percentage when importing the raw data. Adjusting the slider bar will increase
the level of raw data that is not imported. To continue click ‘Set’.
It is recommended that this value stays at 20.

Figure 3: Set Import Discontinuity Threshold window

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An ‘Open’ window appears and the user can navigate the file system in order to
locate the appropriate file. All files are filtered for the ‘.fm2’ extension. One
‘.fm2’ file holds information corresponding to one scanned plate, therefore
within a single folder, many files might exist to represent an entire tank. Double-
click on any of the ‘.fm2’ files to begin data import.
A progress screen appears providing information on the progress of the data.

Figure 4: Progress Screen


Once the data has been imported, an ‘Import log’ window will be displayed.
Click OK will bring up the annular configuration wizard menu.

Figure 5: Annular Configuration Wizard


If the set of data being imported contains annular plate data, the Annular plate
width and the number of annular plates will be shown automatically in the
Annular configuration menu.
Manually enter the tank diameter and click Apply Changes to import the
annular plate data along with the inner plate data.
Click No Annulars to import the inner plate data only.
Annular plate data can be imported later if required using the Import Additional
Data tool.

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Note: If a single plate is loaded, it must be of the name convention ‘r1p1.fm2’,


where the first number represents the row number and the second
corresponding to the plate number. If files are loaded without the proper
incremental structure of the filenames that correspond to the plate layout of the
tank, the tank representation will not be correct.
If one or more plates have not been inspected, a temporary artificial plate will be
created in its place. Once the plate has been inspected it can be imported from
the EDIT DATA window.

Using the ‘Import Floormap 2000’ in wizard


To begin the import and data conversion of acquired Floormap2000 data, click
on the ‘Import Floormap 2000 data’ button. An ‘Open’ window appears and the
user can navigate the file system in order to locate the appropriate file. All files
are filtered for the ‘.pla’ extension. One ‘.pla’ file holds a single orientation of
track data corresponding to one scanned plate, therefore within a single folder,
many files might exist to represent an entire tank. Double-click on any of the
‘.pla’ files to begin data import.
A progress screen appears providing information on the progress of the data.

Once the data has been imported, the annular configuration menu appears.

Note: If a single plate is loaded, it must be of the name ‘r1p1.pla’, where the first
number represents the row number and the second corresponding to the plate
number. If files are loaded without the proper incremental structure of the
filenames that correspond to the plate structure of the tank, the tank
representation will not be correct. The ‘.pla’ file only consists of track data
corresponding to the orientation of the selected plate. Non-scanned sections of
the plate are saved in the corresponding filename with the extension ‘.not’ and
transverse data exists with the extension ‘.tr1’ or ‘.tr2’.

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Annular Configuration in wizard

Once either FloormapVS2i or Floormap2000 data has been imported, the wizard
enables the user to manually add a single annular ring to the tank
representation. If annulars have been scanned in mapping mode then some
data is automatically generated.

Figure 6: Annular Configuration Wizard

Number of Annulars: If the annulars have been scanned in mapping mode,


then the number scanned will automatically appear. If
the annulars were not scanned then they can be entered
manually. The minimum number of plates for an annular
ring is 3. Any value for this context above 3 will allow
the drawing to proceed in whole numbers only. If the
‘Add annular’s’ button is clicked, the software will
automatically calculate the best fit for the annular ring by
determining the approximate diameter of the tank. This
automatic operation only occurs of the ‘diameter’ value
is left at zero.

Annular Width: This defines the width of all annulars, at its join edge. If
the annular were scanned in mapping mode, this value
will correspond to the value entered.

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Figure 7: Annular Width


Angle Offset: This allows the angle orientation of the annular ring to
be defined. The join between the topmost two plates
represents the angle offset and the centre vertical.

Figure 8: Annular angle offset

Tank diameter: Leaving this value at zero will use the inbuilt
approximation tool to calculate the diameter of the tank
in millimetres. If the inbuilt approximation is not
accurate, the overall diameter can be entered here.

Figure 9: Tank Diameter

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Tank Boundary Only: If the tank had no annulars but wish to view a ring
that reflects the tank wall.

The annular data is saved when the ‘Apply changes’ process is completed.

By clicking the ‘Cancel button’ causes no annulars to be displayed.

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Tank View

When a file has been loaded, the compiled data is rendered in the large draw
area on the side of the screen.

Figure 10: Tank View

All options for modifying the view options of the tank are available in the left-
hand column. Each area of options is split into different group boxes, accessible
by clicking on the relevant button. Doing this will expand the group box,
revealing various options. Clicking on the same button will contract the group
box.

The information at the top of the column corresponds to the tank identification
set in the data acquisition software.

Scrolling around the tank


To modify the view position of the tank, hold down the left mouse button
anywhere on the tank view and move the mouse in the direction to move the
tank. Release the mouse button to cease changing the tank view.

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Zooming the view of the tank


Within the ‘View Controls’ group box, there is a scroll tool to modify the zoom
factor of the tank. Scrolling to the right zooms in the view of the tank, where as
scrolling to the left zooms out the view.

The ‘Reset View’ button sets the zoom factor to its default value and re-positions
the view of the tank to the centre of the screen.

The thumbnail view of the tank below the ‘Reset View’ button allows the user to
select any part of the tank to view, mirrored in the large drawing section.

Adjusting Annular plate condition


This feature allows a maximum condition value to be set per annular plate. The
colour of the plate relates to the colour legend as a percentage, in much the
same way as the ‘maximum discontinuity per track’ feature.

To modify the condition of an annular plate, right-click the mouse over the
desired plate and select the ‘annular condition’ option from the appeared menu.
A new window opens, allowing the modification of that annular plate.

Figure 11: Setting Annular Condition


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The annular plate can be selected using the combo box. To modify the plate
condition, scroll the track-bar to the desired percentage.

The ‘Apply’ button modifies the annular plate without closing the annular
condition window. Clicking ‘OK’ modifies the annular condition value and closes
the window. The ‘Cancel’ button closes the window.
Discontinuities can also be added to annular plates using the edit data tools.
More information on adding discontinuities to Annular plates can be found on
page 35.

Drawing Attributes
There are many options here which can be selected or de-selected to modify the
drawing options of the rendered tank.

Show Tracks: Hide or display the track positions in the tank view.

Show Transparent tracks: Renders the tracks transparent so users are able to
see discontinuities that would otherwise be hidden by
overlapping tracks.

Show plate reference: The plate reference is the corner of a plate from
which the inspection began. It is also the corner of
the plate from which all positional measurements are
taken. The orange square on the corner of the plate
represents the Plate reference. This option allows
the plate reference to be shown or hidden.

Show Annulars: If annular plates have been added, then this option
allows the annulars to be hidden or shown.

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Show Patch plates: If Patch plates have been added, then this option
allows the patch plates to be hidden or shown.

Show numbering system: Hide or display the plate numbers in the tank view.

Row/Plate: Displays the plate numbering system by row and


plate numbers. Row 1 will always be shown at the
top of the tank view, plate 1 will always be shown at
the left of the tank view. Only available if the ‘Show
numbering system’ is checked.

Plate numbers: Displays a sequential numbering system of plates,


starting at row 1, plate 1. Only available if the ‘Show
numbering system’ is checked.

Show Image Markers: If photographs or images have been added, then this
option allows the image markers to be hidden or
shown.

Show Discontinuities: This option displays or hides the discontinuities


drawn on the tank.

Discontinuities: Displays the discontinuities on a 15mm x 15mm


basis.

Max Discontinuity per track: Displays the maximum discontinuity encountered


on a track by track basis and sets the colour of that
track to the colour corresponding to the highest
discontinuity value.

Show North Indicator: This option shows or hides the North indicator
symbol. The North direction can be changed by
moving the slide bar.

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Threshold controls
Two scroll bars exist within the ‘Threshold
Controls’ group box to modify the
discontinuities shown on the screen. The top
scrollbar selects the minimum discontinuity
percentage that is shown on the screen. The
lower scrollbar selects the maximum
discontinuity percentage that is shown on the
screen.

Figure 12: Threshold Control


Selecting a value for both scrollbars shows only the discontinuities between the
minimum and maximum values selected.

Modifying the values of the thresholds in tank view reflects changes in the ‘plate
view’ threshold controls and the thresholds within the print menu.

The Import Threshold indicates the lowest percentage the data was imported
into the software.

Note: The maximum value cannot be set lower to the corresponding minimum
value and vice versa.

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Annular Modifier
To display a tank with annular plates, the value for the number of annular plates
must be greater than or equal to 3. The ‘Show Annular’ option in Drawing
Attributes menu must be checked

If there are no annulars plates then the tank can be viewed with without any, by
checking ‘No Outer Tank’, or if preferred with a ring that reflects the sides of the
tank, by checking the ‘Show boundary only’ box.

Figure 13: Tank with no annular’s

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Figure 14: Tank with a ring boundary

To configure a tank view with annulars, the ‘Show Annular’ must be checked.

Figure 15: Tank with annular’s

When discontinuities are manually added to annular plates, the corresponding


annular plate colour depicts the maximum discontinuity value within that plate.

Annular configuration options:


With all textbox entry methods, to confirm the value input, press the return
(enter) key.

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Number of Annular’s: If the annulars have been scanned in mapping mode,


then the number scanned will automatically appear. If
the annulars were not scanned then they can be entered
manually. The minimum number of plates for an annular
ring is 3. Any value for this context above 3 will allow
the drawing to proceed in whole numbers only. Once
the number of annulars and annular width has been
entered, the software will automatically calculate the
best fit for the annular ring by determining the
approximate diameter of the tank. This automatic
operation only occurs of the ‘diameter’ value is left at
zero.

Annular Width: This defines the width of all annular’s, at its join edge. If
an annular was scanned in mapping mode then this
value will correspond to the value entered.

Angle Offset: This allows the angle orientation of the annular ring to
be defined. The join between the topmost two plates
represents the angle offset and the centre vertical. The
scrollbar is used to modify the angle in a left or right
direction from – 90° to +90°. The angle value can be
reset to zero using the ‘0 degrees’ button above the
angle scrollbar.

Tank diameter: Leaving this value at zero will use the inbuilt
approximation tool to calculate the diameter of the tank
in millimetres. Alternatively the diameter of the inspected
tank can be entered.

Annular Shape: This changes the shape of the inner edge of annular
plates. Straight edge sets the inner edge of the annular
plate to a straight line; Parallel edge sets the inner edge

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of the annular plate to a curve matching the outer edge


of the annular plate.

Annular Centre Offset: If the tank annular centre does not correspond to the
outline of a tank, its centre offset may be modified here.
The scrollbars modify the annular centre offset in
relation to the centre of the drawn tank in millimetres.
The maximum adjustment ranges from -1000 to +1000
mm in both X and Y directions. A value of the
adjustment can be entered manually into the
corresponding textbox. Click the ‘Close Offset
Adjustment’ button to return to the previous window.

Legend
The legend is located on the right hand size of the screen. To open
the legend, click on the ‘legend’ button. The legend is located in this
position throughout the application.

Here the percentage bands relating to a discontinuity value can be


modified by double-clicking on the appropriate colour, a colour box
then appears. Here you may select the desired colour. Click ‘Ok’ to
apply the selected colour.

The ‘plate’, ‘track’ and ‘text’ colour may also be modified.

All colours are defaulted when the program restarts.

Figure 16: Default Colour Legend

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Plate View
The plate view tool allows the user to view discontinuity data at plate level for
both plates and annulars scanned in mapping mode. All discontinuities in this
mode are displayed as 15mm by 15mm colour coded squares. Corrosion
severity is based on the colour percentage in correlation with the legend.

Entering Plate View


Plate view can be accessed in two ways:
• By double-clicking on the relevant plate in tank view. This will take you to
plate view and load the relevant plate.
• By selecting the Plate View button on the tab bar. By default, the plate
loaded is Row 1, Plate 1, or the last plate that was viewed in plate view.

Figure 17: Plate View

Navigating plates and annulars in Plate View


Clicking on the ‘2D Plate View Control’ button reveals the zoom control, a
thumbnail image of the tank plate outline and a Show Annular drop down box.

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To view different plates move the mouse over the image focuses on the
corresponding plate. Click on the desired plate to load. The current plate will
then highlight red. To view different annular plates select the corresponding
annular from the drop down list.

Figure 18: 2D Plate View Control

Zooming in plate View


Clicking on the ‘2D Plate View Control’ button reveals the zoom control and a
thumbnail image of the tank plate outline. Moving the slider to the right, zooms
in and vice versa.

Plate Reference
The plate reference is represented as an orange circle at the appropriate corner

Scrolling around the plate


Press the left mouse button down on the plate and hold, now move the mouse in
the desired direction to move the plate. An outline of the plate and its tracks are
shown whilst the mouse button is held down. Release the mouse to confirm
position.

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Right-Click Menu
Right-Clicking on the plate or annular diagram displays a context menu allowing
various display modifications to be made.

Figure 19: Right Click for plates Figure 20: Right Click for annulars

• Edit Plate (Not available in Read-only version): This is a shortcut to edit


the current plate or annular in the Edit Data tab.
• Delete / Rotate patch: clicking on an added patch plate allows the
selected patch plate to be deleted or rotated in degrees.
• Show Tracks: This option allows displays the discontinuities, with no
tracks.
• Show Transverse Tracks: Hides the transverse tracks and its
discontinuities. Annular plates do not have this option
• Send Last Plate to Back: If the last track fides some contents of the latter
track, this option allows the user to view the underlying track data.
• Transparent Tracks. This option shows the Floormap Track outlines only.
This option is reflected in the report generator.

Threshold
As with the tank view, modifying either of the threshold scroll bars show only the
discontinuities between the maximum and minimum specified values on the
plate view. These settings threshold settings are mirrored in all other threshold
controls within the application.

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Maximum Discontinuity on a plate


The maximum discontinuity on the current viewed plate or annular is indicated at
the bottom of the Plate Details group box. To locate it within the plate set the
minimum threshold value to the same value as the maximum discontinuity.
Zoom into the plate and scroll around until the location of each is found.

Identifying a Discontinuity on tracks of a Plate


Identifying the attributes of a discontinuity is achieved by moving the mouse
over the desired discontinuity. The information is shown in the ‘Plate Details’
group box. This must be open to view the discontinuity data.

The information provided for the discontinuities are:


• Current Row & Current plate identification,
• X distance (horizontal) from the plate reference
• Y distance (Vertical) from the plate reference
• Track to which the discontinuity resides
• Type of discontinuity, either FloormapVS2i,
Floormap2000, Visual Inspection or ultrasound.
• % Loss of the discontinuity, ranging from 20 –
100%
• Operator and Equipment Serial information
provided from the inspection details created
• Maximum Discontinuity On Plate
Note: distance is measured in mm.

Figure 21: Plate Details for


plates

Identifying a Discontinuity on tracks of an Annular


Identifying the attributes of a discontinuity is achieved by moving the mouse
over the desired discontinuity. The information is shown in the ‘Plate Details’
group box. This must be open to view the discontinuity data.

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The information provided for the discontinuities are:


• Current Annular identification,
• X distance (horizontal) from the plate reference
• Y distance (Vertical) from the plate
reference
• Track to which the discontinuity resides
• % Loss of the discontinuity, ranging from
20 – 100%
• Type of discontinuity, either
FloormapVS2i, Floormap2000, Visual
Inspection or ultrasound
• Operator and Equipment Serial
information provided from the inspection
details created
• Maximum Discontinuity On Plate

Figure 22: Plate details for annulars


Note: distance is measured in mm.

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Manual Patch Plating


Currently it is only possible to add patch plates to scanned plates. This feature
allows the user to add patch plates graphically to the rendered plate image. The
patch plate can only have a maximum length of the manway diameter that is
entered by the user.

Figure 23: Floor plate with patch plate added to it

• To add a patch plate, click on the ‘Add Patch Plate’ button, located in the
‘Patch Plate’ drop down menu. Left-click and hold the mouse button
down anywhere within the confines of the plate area in the image. Drag
the mouse to identify the position and dimensions of the patch; release
the mouse button to set. The ‘Add Patch Plate’ button must be clicked to
add another patch.
• The size of the patch plate will be restricted to the value entered into the
‘Manway Diameter’ field.
• Right-click on the plate image to cancel adding a patch plates.
• To delete a patch plate, right-click on the desired patch, and select the
delete patch option.
• To edit the dimensions of an existing patch plate, left click the patch plate
to select it, and then enter new width or height dimensions. Press enter to
apply the changes.

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• To radius the corners of a patch plate, left click the patch to select it, and
then slide the Patch Corner Radius control to the required amount.
• To rotate patch plates right click on the desired patch and select the
rotate patch option and the Patch Rotation window will appear. Slide the
patch rotation tool to the required angle, then click ‘Close’.
• To move an existing patch plate, left click and hold on the required patch
plate to select it, then drag it to the new position. Releasing the mouse
button will place the patch.
• Check the ‘Show Patches’ checkbox to show the patches, uncheck to
hide the patches.

Show Patch List


To obtain a list of all added patch plates, click the ‘Print Preview Patch List’
button then select the desired unit, millimetres or inches from the popup
window.

Figure 24: Patch plate list

• The X and Y coordinate values are perpendicular distances between the


plate reference and the top left corner of the selected patch plate.
• The Height scalar is considered as the vertical vector on the plate image.
• The Width scalar is always considered as the horizontal vector in relation
to the plate image.
• Click the print preview patch list button to generate a preview of the patch
plate list.
• To return to the plate view click Show Patch Plate Editor

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Statistical view
For automatic discontinuity identification, the statistical analysis provides a quick
reference to the number of discontinuities on a tank basis, plate by plate basis
or a single annular basis. All statistics are provided in 10% bands, from 20% to
100% loss.

Statistical analysis of tank


To view an analysis of the tank, click on the ‘Select Statistics’ button on the top
right of the bar chart, the option menu is then revealed. Here you may select
the ‘Tank’ option to view the number of discontinuities of the tank

Statistical analysis of a single plate.


With the ‘Select Statistics’ group box open, select the ‘Plate by Plate’ option.
The Row and Plate may be selected using the drop down menus.
Note: Selecting a different row resets the current plate number.

Statistical analysis of a single annular.


With the ‘Select Statistics’ group box open, select the ‘Annular’ option. The
required annular may be selected using the drop down menus. The statistics for
the annular plates are based on data recorded in mapping mode

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Figure 25: Histogram of number of discontinuities within tank

Editing the tank data (Full Version Only)


The FloormapVS2i system is provided with two versions of the FloormapVS2i
data analysis software, the full version and a read-only version. The full version
allows the user to add and manipulate discontinuities to both floor plates and
annular plates, modify plate attributes and tank information.

Entering Edit Data


Edit Data can be accessed in two ways:
• By right hand clicking on the relevant plate in plate view, and clicking on
edit data. This will take you to edit data and load the relevant plate.
• By selecting the Edit Data button on the tab bar. By default, the plate
loaded is Row 1, Plate 1, or the last plate that was viewed in edit data

Figure 26: Edit Data

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Viewing Inner Plates in Edit Data


To view an inner floor plate select ‘Show Inner Plates’, located in the right
column below the Tank Layout Modification button, then select the
corresponding row and plate number for the desired plate. This shows the
corresponding image on screen.

Figure 27: Select the row and plate using this menu

Note: the on screen plate images are not drawn to scale with each other. The
plates are sized to fit the screen area.

Replacing (importing) individual inner plates


To import and replace individual plates, first select the plate that is to be
replaced using the Row / Plate selector shown in Figure 27. Next, click on
‘Replace Plate (Import)’. Navigate to the new plate file location, select the file
and click ‘Open’. The original plate will be replaced with the new plate.
Note: The newly imported plate will replace the plate that was selected before
the `Replace Plate (Import)’ button was clicked and will assume the number of
the original plate.

Zooming on inner plates


The zoom control for inner plates is located within the Show Inner plates box.
Similar to plate view, moving the slider to the right zooms in and vice versa. To
reset the view of the plate so that it fit within the screen click the reset view
button below the show annular box.

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Viewing Annular plates in Edit Data


To view an annular plate, select ‘Show Annulars’ located in the right column,
below the ‘Show Inner Plates’. To display the required annular on screen use
the drop down box and select the corresponding annular number.

Figure 28: Select the required annular plate using this menu

Zooming on Annular plates


The zoom control for annular plates is located within the Show Annulars box.
Similar to plate view, moving the slider to the right zooms in and vice versa
To reset the view of the annular so that it fit within the screen click the reset view
button below the show annular box.

Plate attributes
This group box allows the modification of the selected floor plates attributes.
These are plate attributes entered by the user into the FloormapVS2i acquisition
software at the time of scanning.
The plate attributes of Annular plates cannot be changed due to the nature they
are scanned.

Figure 29: Adjust plate attributes here


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• Scan method: the scan method can be in a parallel format (all tracks are
started from the plate reference side) or the scanning was performed
using a raster method.

Figure 30: Parallel Scan Figure 31: Raster Scan

• Plate Orientation: Selection is either horizontal or vertical

Figure 32: Vertical Orientation Figure 33: Horizontal Orientation

• Plate reference: this option can be Top-Left, Top-Right, Bottom-Left or


Bottom-Right.

Figure 34: Bottom right reference Figure 35: Top right reference

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Figure 36: Bottom left reference Figure 37: Top left reference

Modifying Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in


Mapping mode
To change an attribute on an existing discontinuity, right click on the
discontinuity then click ‘Edit Discontinuity’.

Figure 38: Modify Discontinuity for a plate Figure 39: Modify Discontinuity for an annular

The attributes of the chosen discontinuity is represented in the ‘Discontinuity


Attributes’ group box which will automatically open.

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Figure 40: Discontinuity modification

Whilst modifying a discontinuity, only it’s ‘% loss’ and ‘type’ can be modified.
This is achieved by modifying the loss with a value between 0 and 100 or by
selecting the desired type of the discontinuity. To confirm the modified details,
click on the ‘Apply Discontinuity’ button. The modification is then reflected on
the image of the plate.

Delete a Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in


Mapping mode
Right-click on the Discontinuity and select the ‘Delete Discontinuity’ option. A
message box warns that the discontinuity is to be permanently deleted and
waits for confirmation. If ‘yes’ is selected, the discontinuity is removed from the
plate. Selecting ‘no’ cancels the deletion process.

Delete multiple Discontinuity on a Plate or an Annular scanned in


Mapping mode

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Click on “select an area to delete” button on the left hand side, then click and
drag a box over the area you wish to delete. A message box warns that the
discontinuity is to be permanently deleted and waits for confirmation. If “yes” is
selected, the discontinuities are removed from the plate. Selecting “no” cancels
the deletion process

Adding a Discontinuity on a Plate and an Annular scanned in


Mapping mode
To add a new discontinuity to the plate, simply right-click on the desired position
of the new discontinuity and select the highlighted ‘Add Discontinuity’ option.
The chosen position is reflected in the discontinuity attributes group box in
relation to the ‘x’ and ‘y’ position from the plate reference. These may be
modified to a value no greater than the plate width/length or less than zero.
The loss value can range from 0 to 100 and the discontinuity type can be
changed as required.

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Note: the discontinuity entered is automatically set to a dimension of 15mm x


15mm.

Edit Tank Details


The group box below ‘Discontinuity Attributes’ allows the user to modify the
‘TankID’, ‘Location’, ‘Client’ and ‘Company’ information that was entered into the
FloormapVS2i acquisition software. Pressing the ‘enter’ key after the data has
been modified saves the data.

Figure 43: Tank Details

Note: the date cannot be modified


Note 2: The data itself is only saved to the disk when the ‘save’ button is clicked
in the ‘file’ menu.

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Modify All Mapped Discontinuities with ease


A ‘Tank Percentage Modification Tool’ is provided to adjust the value of all
discontinuities on either the entire tank floor plate level, a single plate level, the
entire annular ring level, or a single annular level with a chosen percentage.
This tool is available in the ‘Tank Details’ group box from the ‘Edit Data’ window.

Use the ‘Entire Tank’ option to select the entire tank floor plates not including
annulars.
To select a plate, select ‘Single Plate’ option and use the provided drop-down
textboxes to select the appropriate plate.
The ‘All Annulars’ option will select just the entire annular ring.
To select an annular, select ‘Single Annular’ option and use the drop down
textbox to select the appropriate annular.

To modify the discontinuities, use the scrollbar to increase or decrease the


original percentage value. The original values can be reset by setting the
percentage increment offset to zero.

Figure 44: Discontinuity Percentage Modifier

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Data Removal for Plate and an Annular scanned in Mapping mode

It is possible to permanently remove discontinuity scanned on both plates and


annular outside of a preset range. This tool is available in the ‘Tank Percentage
Modification Tool’ option found in the ‘Tank Details’ group box from the ‘Edit
Data’ window. Select if it is the plate data or annular data then Input a Lower
Range and Upper Range percentage value of discontinuities to keep, and click
the ‘Remove defects outside range’ button. A message box warns that the
discontinuity is to be permanently deleted outside of the range set and waits for
confirmation. If ‘yes’ is selected, the discontinuity is removed from the plate.
Selecting ‘no’ cancels the deletion process.

Figure 45: Data removal

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Modifying a non-mapped Annular with manual findings.


The FloormapVS2i software allows the user to manually add discontinuities to
an annular when it has not been scanned with the VS2i in mapping mode. Given
a tank has been set up with 10 annulars, each can be modified to accommodate
an area of detected corrosion or a single discontinuity. This operation takes
place within the ‘Edit Data’ window.

Figure 46: Manual Annular Modifying

Adding a single discontinuity to a non-mapped annular


To add a single discontinuity to a non mapped annular, select the ‘Show
Annulars’ button in the control panel. The drop down box allows the user to
select the desired plate for editing. As each annular is considered to be the
same throughout a tank, each annular template is identical.

There are two way to add a single discontinuity to the non mapped annular
plate.

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• Right hand click with the mouse on the annular and select ‘Add single
Discontinuity’. This automatically opens the Annular Area Position box
where the X and Y co-ordinate relate to the cursor position on the
annular. If required change the co-ordinates and click ‘Add’.

Figure 47: Right hand mouse click on annular

• Open the Annular Area Position box on the RH menu then click ‘Add
Single Discontinuity’. Enter the X and Y coordinates and then click ‘Add’.

Figure 48: Annular Area Positions Figure 49: Add Single Discontinuity

Once ‘Add’ is clicked the following Area Condition window will appear.

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Figure 50: Annular Area Condition window

Here the user can select the percentage loss of the discontinuity using the slide
bar. The percentage can be modified to a degree of 1% which is reflected by
the colour legend. A comment can also be added to identify the nature of the
discontinuity by typing into the provided textbox. Click OK to save the
discontinuity and return to the annular window. The discontinuity will now be
added to the appropriate position. Each ‘single discontinuity’ has been set to a
constant dimension of 15mm X 15mm, scaled to the size of the annular. When
adding more than 1 discontinuity to the annular a number will appear next to the
discontinuity to reference it.

Figure 51: Added Single Discontinuities


The comment (if added) can be viewed by moving the mouse cursor over the
discontinuity. The comment will disappear when the user moves the mouse
cursor off the discontinuity. The comments will also show on the annular plate
print outs.

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Adding a corroded area to a non-mapped annular


Here the user can add any shape or size of discontinuity (confined to the
boundary of the plate) to indicate a large corrosion area.

To begin creating an area either right hand click with the mouse on the annular
plate and select ‘Begin Corrosion Area’ to open the Annular Area Positions box,
or Open the Annular Area Positions box. Enter the initial co-ordinates into the X
and Y field and click on the ‘Begin Corrosion Area’ button. A red marker will be
shown on screen.

Figure 52: Annular Area position for adding a corrosion area

Next, enter the co-ordinates for the next point of the corroded area and click
‘Add position’. This will add the next point to the screen image and a line
between the points. Continue to add X and Y co-ordinates until the desired
shape and size of the corroded area is shown.
Note: It is also possible to add points by left clicking on the plate image at the
desired location.
To close the area either Click the ‘Close Corrosion Area’ button in Annular Area
Position, or right hand click and select Close Corrosion Area. The area condition
window appears to allow users to change the severity of the corrosion area and
add comments.

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Figure 53: Corrosion area added to Annular

Deleting the added discontinuity or corroded area of a non-mapped


annular
To remove individual discontinuities Right-click on the desired one to be deleted
and select the ‘Delete area’ option to remove.
To remove all the discontinuities added to the annular plate click the ‘Delete ALL
annular discontinuities’ button in ‘Annular Area Positions’ menu.

Adding Picture Information onto Scanned Plates


Digital photographs can be added to any area of floor or annular plate.
To add an image to a plate either right hand click mouse at the required location
and select Add Image Marker. Or open the ‘Add Picture Information’ menu, click
‘Set Picture Reference’, and left mouse click on the required location of plate.

Figure 54: right hand click menu Figure 55: Add Picture Information menu
An ‘Open’ window will appear, browse to the location of the photograph, select
the required photo and click open. An ‘Add marker’ window appears showing the
photograph selected and an Add comment here box. Add a comment if required
and click on ‘save comment’. A pink image marker will be displayed to identify
an image marker. Double clicking the image marker will open the photograph
display the comment. All added photographs are included in a folder within the
“Tank File”. Image markers are displayed in “Tank View”, “Plate View” and “Edit
Data”. To switch off image markers removing the tick from ‘display image
markers’.
To remove image markers right hand click on them and select ‘Delete Image
Marker’.

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Figure 56: Corrosion area added to Annular

Adding Comments to un-scanned areas of tracks


Comments can be added to any scanned tracks that have un-scanned sections
in them.
To add a comment right hand click in the non scanned area and select ‘Add
Comment’. The Non-Scanned Area Comment box will open and the required
text can be inputted before clicking on Apply Comment.

Figure 57: right hand click menu Figure 58: Non Scanned Area Comment box

The commented non scanned area will be displayed in a red hatch and when
the curser is placed on it the text will appear.

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Figure 59: Non scanned area comment displayed on track with comment

Tank layout modification


When an unusual tank design is encountered, the software will not always draw
the floor plates in the correct positions. This will usually occur if there are
combinations of vertical and horizontal plates on the same row. This software
allows modification of the tank plate late layout by simply dragging the selected
plate to a desired location.
To enter tank layout modification mode, click on the ‘Tank Layout Modification’
button in the ‘Edit Data’ window.

Figure 60: Loaded Plate Layout Figure 61: Modified Plate Layout

To zoom in and out, use the ‘Zoom’ scroll bar to adjust the zoom view of the
tank layout. To scroll around the tank in zoom mode, hold down the right mouse

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button on the plate image and drag the mouse to move the image to the desired
location.

To simply modify a single plate location, left-click and hold down the mouse
button to drag the plate to the desired location. Release the mouse button to
confirm the new location.

To reset the plate layout view, click on the ‘Reset View’ button.
Place tick in “Show Centre Axis” to display a blue cross hairs at the centre of the
screen. Once all layout modifications have been made the tank should be
placed centrally on the screen using the blue centre axis.

To reset all plate layout locations to the original setting, click on ‘Reset Plate
Positions’. A message box will confirm this action.

In addition to the basic plate positioning controls, the following advanced


features can be used to speed up the layout modification process:

Multiple Plate Selection - This allows users to move either a single plate, all
plates above the plate being moved, a single row or all plates below the plate
being moved.

Snap To Object – This allows a plate to be accurately positioned adjacent to


other plates. To use the ‘Snap to Object’ controls:

1. Put a tick in the box next to ‘Snap To Object’


2. Click the button labelled ‘Click here to Activate Snap Function’
3. Click with the middle mouse button on the plate that you want other
plates to align with and the following window will appear:

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Figure 62: Snap Function edge selection

4. Click on either the edge or a corner you want other plates to align with.
5. A green cross hairs which highlights the edge or corner of the plate that
other plates will align with
6. Move a plate towards the green cross hairs and as it gets close it should
‘snap’ to that position.

Comparing two tanks


The FloormapVS2i suite provides the ability to compare tanks at a plate level or
a tank level. At tank level, the software allows the opacity of the comparison
tank to be changed for comparison of the primary loaded tank.

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Figure 63: Tank Comparison

Loading a comparison tank


Before two tanks can be compared, a primary tank must first be loaded. The
primary tank is the current one loaded using the previous load method.

Tank comparison mode can be accessed through the ‘Tank Comparison’ button
on the tab bar.

The second tank is loaded using the ‘Load Comparison Tank’ button located at
the top of the sidebar. Clicking on this opens an ‘Open’ window for selecting the
appropriate ‘.tkf’ file for loading.
Once loaded, the user has the ability to modify the opacity of the comparison
tank via the scrollbar located within the ‘comparison control’ group box.

Note: Only pre-saved tank files (‘.tnk’ or ‘.tkf’) may be loaded.

Controlling the tank comparison view


The opacity of the comparison tank may be modified using the scrollbar located
within the comparison control.

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The leftmost side corresponds to the image being 100% primary image, whilst
the rightmost side corresponds to the image being 100% of the secondary
image.

Modifying the tank comparison view


The discontinuity view may be modified to either comparing at the 15mm x
15mm discontinuity level by selecting ‘All discontinuity’s’ or using the ‘maximum
discontinuity per track’ technique.

Discontinuity Threshold Adjustment.


The discontinuities threshold represented on screen can be using the available
maximum and minimum sliders.
Note: the threshold value is mirrored with all other threshold controls.

Tank Thumbnails
These thumbnails are representations of the loaded primary and comparison
tank.

Accessing plate comparison mode


To compare discontinuities on a plate by plate basis, double-click on the plate
you wish to view in ‘tank comparison’ mode.

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Plate Comparison Mode


To obtain a higher detail of discontinuity analysis, plate comparison allows the
corroded areas to be analyzed on a plate by plate basis in comparison with a
previously scanned tank.

Figure 64: Plate Comparison

Comparing Discontinuity information


To compare discontinuities, place the cursor over the desired discontinuity on
either of the rendered plates and the corresponding plate position will reflect its
data. The information provided by the discontinuity selected is shown in the
‘Primary Plate’ and ‘Compare Plate’ group boxes. To open the information
boxes, click on the relevant button.
The information available on each discontinuity is:
• The ‘x’ and ‘y’ position (in millimetres from the plate reference),
which always correspond.
• Current track which the discontinuity resides,
• The Loss of the selected discontinuity, and
• The channel of the FloormapVS2i data acquisition system which
the discontinuity was located.
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Adjusting the View of both plates


The zoom control for the plate comparison mode is located on the ‘Plate Zoom’
group box. To increase the zoom, scroll the zoom bar to the right and vice
versa.
When the plate zoom factor has been adjusted, it is possible to scroll the plate
position around the screen. For scrolling, Click and hold the left mouse button
on the plate and move the mouse to adjust the position of the plate. Release
the mouse button to stop movement.

Note: All adjustment to the view of one plate is reflected in the other.

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Tank Customisation
The FloormapVS2i suite allows the addition of primitive symbols to help
generate a realistic view of the tank with various objects, such as pipes, sumps
& manway’s. These can be added to the image of the tank, using drag-and-
drop techniques.

Available symbols are:


• Square,
• Circles.
• Lines,
• Text,
• A manway symbol.

Figure 65: Tank Customisation

Selecting an object
To select a symbol, open the menu that holds all the icons by opening the
‘Symbol Selector’ group box. Here are the symbols that can be placed onto the
opposite image.

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E.g. select the Square symbol, open the ‘Symbol Attributes’ menu and modify
the squares attributes by modifying its length, width , fill colour, line colour, line
width and rotation.

Adjusting Object properties


Open the ‘Symbols Attributes’ menu and adjust the objects properties. Only the
relevant properties to that symbol can be modified.

Drawing a Line
Select the ‘Line’ button in the ‘Symbol Selector’ menu and use the mouse to
place the initial position of the mouse by holding the left-mouse button down.
Move the mouse to modify the line, and release the mouse button to place. The
lines colour and width can be changed in the ‘Symbol Attributes’ menu.

Drawing a Manway, Square or Circle


Select the appropriate symbol. The attributes of the symbol can be changed in
the ‘Symbol Attributes’ menu. Once configured, use the left-mouse button to
place the object on the image.
The manways angle rotates automatically around the centre position of the tank.
If an annular is present it will use its centre.

Placing text on the image


Select the ‘Text’ button in the ‘Symbol Selector’ menu. The textbox below will
become enabled, together with the font selector button.
Use the textbox to enter the caption that is to be placed on the image and
modify the font of the text by clicking on the ‘Select Font’ button.
To place the text on the image, click on the desired position.

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Deleting an object
Right-click on an object within the image, to highlight it. A menu will appear if
the object was successfully identified, click the ‘Delete object’ button to remove
the object.

Moving an object
Click and hold the left-mouse button down on the intended object and move the
mouse accordingly. Release the mouse to place the object.

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Adding weld Inspection results to the Floormap report


The FloormapVS2i suite allows the addition of results from other forms of
inspection such as UT, Vacuum box, MPI etcetera. Included in the software
application is a weld discontinuity reporting tool.

Click on the ‘Weld Inspection’ tab at the top of the screen to access the weld
inspection result tools.

Floor to Shell (perimeter) weld


To add an area of weld discontinuities, move the mouse outside the boundary of
the tank perimeter and hold down the left-mouse button. Drag the mouse
clockwise around the circumference of the tank ring to modify the length of the
identified discontinuity area. Release the mouse button to set the length. A new
window will appear, identifying the sweep angle of the discontinuity with a
distance measured in millimetres. Users can also add comments here to identify
the type of discontinuity and inspection used.

Figure 66: Floor to Shell weld Inspection


Click ‘OK’ to add the discontinuity. The identity of the discontinuity is now drawn
in blue.
The number of discontinuity areas that can be added is not limited.

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Figure 67: Floor to Shell weld Inspection

Plate Welds
To select a plate for adding weld discontinuities, double-click on the desired
plate. An empty plate will be rendered onto the screen. To add a discontinuity,
move the mouse to the outer edge of the plate. A rectangle will be shown the
length of the current side where a discontinuity may be applied. To add a
discontinuity, hold the left-mouse button down and move the mouse to extend
the length of the discontinuity area. Release the mouse to set the length.
A window will appear, confirming positional length of the discontinuity (in relation
to the plate reference). The Start and End distance can be modified and a
comment may also be added for discontinuity identification.

Figure 68: Floor to Shell weld Inspection


Clicking ‘OK’ will display discontinuity on the inside of the plate. When the cursor
is positioned over the discontinuity the corresponding length and comment is
displayed.

Figure 69: Floor to Shell weld Inspection


To delete a discontinuity Right-Click on the discontinuity and click ‘Delete
element’.

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To return to the main tank view click on ‘Return to Main view’ in the top right
hand corner.

Saving modifications (Creating Tank Files)


Once all modifications have been made to the Tank it will be necessary to save
the data. The Floormap VS reporting software saves modified FloormapVS2i
data as a tank file. Click on ‘File’ then ‘Save’ to create a tank file. Choose a
suitable location and enter a suitable file name and click ‘Save’.
A folder will be created and named according to the file name entered. This
folder will contain a tank file (.tkf) which links to individual plate files (.plf).
The read only version of the software can only read Tank Files; it is not able to
import data directly from the FloormapVS2i.

Importing Additional Data


It is possible to open an existing tank file and import additional data to it. This is
particularly useful if modifications are being made to the tank data on a daily
basis as the inspection progresses.

When importing additional data, any plate files which already exist in the tank
file folder will not be imported in order to preserve previously saved
modifications and speed up the import process. Any missing plates or rows will
be drawn as a white square with red cross-hatching. These ‘False Plates’ will be
replaced automatically when the relevant data is imported.

To import additional data click on ‘File’, ‘Import’ and ‘Import Additional Floormap
Data’.

Figure 70: Import Additional VS Data

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Browse to the location of the Floormap Data and double click any plate to start
the import process.

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Report Generation (Printing)

Figure 71: Print preview of report

The FloormapVS2i application allows an automatic report to be generated and


printed on the current loaded tank. All pages are printed in landscape mode
with the exception of the first page, patch plate list and summary of plate
discontinuities.

The report consists of :-


• Tank layout, displaying discontinuities with a legend for discontinuity loss
percentage. The tank details are displayed on the side bar.
• A tank layout displaying the maximum discontinuity per track, with a
legend to show the corresponding percentage band colour.
• Tank floor numbering layout with no discontinuity. This is used to relate
plates with their relative position in the tank.
• Tank layout with the added symbols.
• Tank Statistics showing the entire number discontinuity found.
• Plate Discontinuity Summary showing the Maximum and Minimum valve
for each plate.
• Patch Plate Summary for the tank
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• Annular Selection, highlighting the added discontinuity areas.


• Per plate representation with three contexts:
o plate and its discontinuities,
o Vacuum box inspection and
o Bar chart representing the plate’s statistical analysis.

Open the print menu


To access the print menu, simply click on ‘File’ in the main menu and then ‘Print
Report’. A new window will appear with the print options.

Figure 72: Print Report Configuration

Selecting the print types and selecting plates


Within the print menu, each printable page has a check next to it by default,
informing that that page it is to be printed. To remove that page from the report,
simply un-check the corresponding boxes.
The ‘Plates’, ‘Vacuum Box inspection’ and ‘Plate Statistics’ will correspond to all
the plates on the tank. Un-checking either the ‘Plates’, ‘Vacuum Box inspection’
or ‘Plate Statistics’ will cease printing of that type of document for all plates (if all
plates are to be printed).

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To select a plate range, click on the ‘Plate Range’ option in ‘Plate Options’ and
check the appropriate plate from its row and plate identification number. Only
the checked plates will now print.

Changing the inspection logo


The inspection logo on the cover of the report and all pages can be modified
using the ‘Change Logo’ button in the report menu.
To change a logo, click on the ‘Change Logo’ button, an ‘Open’ window will
appear.
Note: Only Bitmap or Jpegs can be used.

Discontinuity threshold adjust


Adjust the threshold to filter the appropriate discontinuities. This setting is
defaulted to the thresholds set in the program. Only the plates with
discontinuities between the set thresholds are printed.
To print out all plates, regardless of threshold, tick the ‘Include plates with
discontinuities below threshold’. The set threshold will now only affect the
discontinuities.

Patch Plate List


This option allows the user to print out a list of all the manually added patch
plates. The option exists to view the measurements in Imperial or Metric.

Printing
Click on the ‘Print’ button to open a print window. Here the printer and page
settings can be modified. The printer settings reflect that of the configuration in
Microsoft Windows.

Page Setup
Here only the paper size can be modified.

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Figure 73: Page Setup

Print Preview
To print a report it is recommended to first use the ‘Print Preview’ option to view
the document as it is intended to be printed. This avoids the problem of mass
printing of unwanted pages.
Once the ‘Print Preview’ button is pressed, an information window will appear
informing of the progress with rendering the report. A full report can have a
significant amount of pages. When completed a print preview menu appears,
allowing the user to check the document. If the documents are correct, click on
the left most icon on the ‘Print Preview’ window to begin printing with the default
printer.

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Figure 74: Print preview of report

Printing a single plate


This option is located on the ‘File’ menu on the main application window. The
option is highlighted only when in ‘Plate View’ mode. When clicked, a print
preview window will appear, depicting the current plate with the same document
attributes and borders as that of a printed report.

Figure 75: Print Current Plate

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FLOORMAP VS2I MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

DAILY MAINTENANCE DURING USE (OR AS REQUIRED)


Remove any dust or metal particles stuck to the magnet bridge or between the magnet bridge and rollers
(frequency will depend on conditions in tank).
Remove any foreign objects embedded in the rollers and wheels.

Clean any dirt or foreign objects from encoder gears (frequency will depend on conditions in tank)

Check encoder gears are turning freely and there is sufficient backlash (clearance) between encoder gears.

Charge batteries

POST INSPECTION MAINTENANCE (AFTER EACH INSPECTION)

Carry out the Daily maintenance plus the following:

Carefully clean scanner

Fully charge all batteries

Remove sensor head; lubricate the sensor head drop arms with small amounts of silicone grease if required.

Check encoder retaining bolts are secure.

Ensure rollers are running freely.

Check and tighten all fixings as needed.

Check Gas Strut operation. Ensure Gas Strut has sufficient strength and is not bent or distorted

Carefully clean Sitemaster computer screen using small amounts of PC screen cleaner and a soft cloth.
Set the system to ‘manual mode’ / autostop on / low threshold setting and check function of all sensors by
passing a small magnet along the sensor head. All channel LEDs should illuminate and stay latched on.
Transfer any tank data collected and back-up to a safe place

6 MONTHLY MAINTENANCE

Carry out the Post Inspection Maintenance plus the following:

Check Drive-Handle Operation. Clean and lubricate with small amounts of light oil if required.

Back up all inspection data from Sitemaster Computer

Use the windows ‘Disk Cleanup’ tool to remove unwanted files from the Sitemaster computer
Defragment Sitemaster computer
Check accuracy of the Sitemaster computer touch-screen and recalibrate if necessary

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE (TO BE CARRIED OUT AT SILVERWING WORKSHOP OR AUTHORISED


SILVERWING SERVICE CENTRE)

Electronic Calibration

Encoder calibration

Full system function check

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