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Get Your Heat Exchanger Inspected by the Experts at Russell NDE
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Get Your Heat Exchanger Inspected by the Experts at Russell NDE

Your heat exchanger is critical to your plant operations. That's why you need to ensure it is in top working conditions! Serious downtime for repairs, replacements, or preventative maintenance can set your facility back on its production. Routinely inspecting your heat exchanger tubes is the best way to ensure that downtime is only for planned shutdowns. We can assist you with inspecting your heat exchanger and more at Russell NDE! Below we'll discuss why you need to inspect your heat exchanger and how Russell NDE can help. Continue reading to learn more. 


Why Does Your Heat Exchanger Need to be Inspected?

Heat exchangers are a vital component of many facilities and plants. Since they're such a critical piece of equipment, their maintenance and reliability should be top priorities for operation managers. Throughout the lifespan of a heat exchanger, they face constant exposure to harsh temperature and pressure changes, along with high product flows and corrosive fluids. The result? Degradation of your heat exchanger tubes, including de-alloying, inlet erosion, fatigue cracking, and more. This degradation can leave your heat exchange vulnerable to critical failure, which carries a hefty repair cost. 


When it comes to preventing costly repairs and downtime, regularly inspecting your heat exchanger is a must. Since heat exchangers must face constant heating and cooling cycles, it's no surprise that the tubes are under severe operating conditions that result in degradation over time. If left uninspected your heat exchanger may break down and lead you to spend a substantial amount on repairs or even replacements. Preventative maintenance and inspections can save you time and money. Heat exchanger inspections from Russell NDE can help you determine the next steps for repair and preventative maintenance and give you and your team peace of mind and time to plan. 


Trust the Experts for Your Inspection

At Russell NDE, we manufacture heat exchanger probes compatible with our and our competitors' equipment which allows for the inspection of both ferrous and non-ferrous tubes. Our remote field technology (RFT) probes are available in single, dual exciter, absolute, differential or array configurations. While our eddy current technology (ECT) probes are available as reflection, bobbin style, pitch-catch, or array configurations. At Russell NDE, we carry specialty probes for cooler tubes and have various options for exchangers requiring rigid or flexible probes. Our team offers heat exchanger inspection services by way of customers that purchase equipment and serve their local area. Below are some of the tube types that are eligible for inspection:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Stainless steel and Magnetic Stainless
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Nickel and Cupro-Nickel
  • Carbon Steel
  • And more!


When you need your heat exchanger tubes inspected, the experts at Russell NDE are here to help! Our team can assist you with all your heat exchanger inspection needs and several other non-destructive testing inspection services. 


Heat Exchanger Inspections from Russell NDE

Russell NDE's products are used for inspection services across the globe. If you're struggling to locate a local provider, the team at Russell NDE can help! As a leader in the non-destructive testing industry, our team can assist you with inspecting heat exchanger tubes. With our advanced eddy current testing technology and EasyLogPro software, discovering faults and other issues has never been more straightforward! Ready to learn more about heat exchanger inspection? Contact us today!

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