KAOTHEEM applies Acoustic Wave tube screening to efficiently pre-screen tubes/pipe to identify:

  • Partial or full blockages
  • Holes and leaks
  • Stuck pigs
  • Furnace tube blockages
  • Blockages, restrictions, or holes in exchanger tubes
  • If valves are closed, partially or fully open

KAOTHEEM applies this technology for the petrochemical, refinery and power generation industries.


The Acoustic Wave tube screening pulses:

  • Detect and locates troublesome blockages or leaks quickly and accurately.
  • Travel around bends and are not affected by directional changes.
  • Can be used to examine lengths of up to 1000 ft of pipe/tubing.
  • Are used to inspect pipe of diameters ranging from ¾ inch to over 48 inch.  The larger the diameter the further sound travels.
  • Are more efficient for identifying problem areas than localized ‘hit and miss’ inspections.


The Acoustic Wave tube screening pulses:

  • Must have a continuous run; tee’s or branches can disrupt the acoustic flow
  • May be disrupted by excessive ambient noise
  • Are a prescreening inspection method.  Once located, the problem should be confirmed and assessed by more conventional inspections such as radiography


In a similar fashion to ultrasonic equipment, the AR 5000 uses a pulsar and receiver to send and receive acoustic signals. The pulsar (a speaker) sends a series of short low frequency pulses down the inside diameter of a pipe or tube. The sonic wave runs along the inside of the pipe/tube, following it around bends and even complex spirals. The receiver detects any returning signals that have reflected by a blockage, reduction or from sound exiting through a break in the pipe or a leak.

KAOTHEEM has been serving the oil and gas, petroleum and petrochemical, chemical, power generation, pipeline and potash industries since 2016.

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