20 April 2021

Congratulations to Novosound on being honoured at the 2021 Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

Organised by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), Novosound received the award in the Testing category for its revolutionary Belenus ultrasound sensor, which provides corrosion monitoring across a variety of structures and environments in a range of industries.

The awards are organised by Materials Performance, which is published by NACE International and is the world’s largest-circulation magazine dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control.

The honour for Belenus is the company’s first major industrial award, and also its first on a global scale. Manufactured using Novosound’s patented, thin-film technology, the Belenus is the world’s first corrosion monitoring sensor that can operate completely soaked in high-temperature atmospheres up to 400°C (752°F) for extended periods of time.

By providing highly accurate and real-time corrosion data from remote and inaccessible locations, the Belenus enables power plant, refining, processing, and manufacturing facility owners and operators to detect corrosion in metal pipework and structures early and reliably. This facilitates improved maintenance planning and increases operational efficiency, as corrosion issues can be actioned and mitigated before unexpected failures occur.

Based near Glasgow, Novosound’s ultrasound sensors have all been invented and produced in Scotland and have already attracted a long list of clients around the world in the oil and gas, energy, renewables, medicine, aerospace and automotive markets. Its products are helping transform the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) industry thanks to their unique underlying technology, which helps test metal pipework and structures no matter what shape or size, or what temperature they are operated at – with the Kelpie, Belenus and Nebula products solving problems that have existed for a generation.