Spring is in the air, and the seasonal thaw has started. As regular precipitation returns to North America this increase of humidity poses a huge risk for pipes that are vulnerable to Corrosion Under Insulation, or as it is more commonly identified, CUI. Each year, undetected CUI issues cause millions of dollars of damage due to pipe failures, flooding, and other such issues. Knowing what to look for, as well as the causes of CUI can help you catch rust and corrosion before it has the chance to progress to pipe failure. Learn more about CUI below, as well as some key ways to detect early signs of it.
Heat exchanger tubes are vital assets to the power, O&G, mining and chemical plant sectors, helping to moderate the temperature of fluids and gases throughout plants and processes for optimal performance and safety. In order to maintain heat exchanger tubes in optimum condition, regular non-destructive testing (NDT) is crucial for the detection of flaws that may lead to poor heat transfer and increased operating costs. Routine inspection not only helps to avoid sudden failures but can help extend the life of your tubular heat exchangers. Learn more about the importance of regular testing below.
In December of 2019, Applus RTD sent four technicians from different parts of the USA for training on Remote Fied Testing (RFT).
The Technicians were: Gilberto Lima (Connecticut), Niles Harlan (New York), Akinifemi Ilori (New York) and Juan Zuniga (Sunny California).
Doctor Yu provided the training and Ankit Vajpayee (VP Global Marketing) made the arrangements.
Safety is job#1 at Russell NDE
Carrie Williams, Safety Officer for Russell NDE and PICA Corp. has attained the status of "Canadian Registered Safety Professional".
This designation is achieved by course and exam, administered by the "Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals"
Way to go, Carrie! we are all proud of you!
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the most pervasive issues faced by pipes, boilers, storage tanks and pressure vessels that are susceptible to moisture from rain, high humidity and fog. Corrosion costs business over $2,505,000,000 each year, and places lives, the environment, and production at risk. In addition to tying up countless man-hours with repairs and clean-up, an estimated 40-60% of piping repair costs are spent in treating or addressing the aftermath of CUI failures. Learn more about the causes of CUI below, as well as a unique preventive inspection technology below.