- Ultrasonic Thickness gauging are commonly used in both fossil and nuclear power plants for measuring and documenting the effects of corrosion and erosion on steam boiler tubes, and also for measuring the thickness of the internal oxide buildup that limits tube life.
- In-service cracking in pipes, boiler tubes, steam lines, and reactor vessels can be identified with ultrasonic flaw detectors and phased array systems, which can also be used for locating cracking in generator turbine blades and rotors.
Eddy Current Testing
- Eddy current technology is important to the power generation industry, particularly for the inspection of tube bundles used in the cooling process. The bundles being inspected can include many thousands of tubes, all requiring inspection, analyzing and cataloging. With projects like these, the eddy current technology is coupled with complex inspection recording programs, which allows the operators to complete the tube inspection and record the results for each tube and compile these results into a simple and easy-to-read report.
Remote Visual Inspection
- Remote Visual Inspection helps engineers get to the heart of problems quickly and easily, by checking for pitting, cracking, corrosion, erosion, weld and other defects, thus minimizing downtime and optimizing planned maintenance. If access to plant is via ladders, catwalks and into cramped spaces, portability is obviously important. Lightweight, compact, versatile inspection systems are available to suit most industrial environments and products, providing high resolution imaging in compact and mobile packages, where portability is enhanced with battery operation.