Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection: Why it's Important

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.

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Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges At Russell NDE

As nondestructive testing continues as the industry preference for the inspection of pipelines, storage vessels, boiler tubes, and more, ultrasonic thickness gauges have risen in prominence as a highly useful tool for measuring the thickness of materials from one side. Ultrasonic thickness gauging is fast, accurate, versatile, and dependable, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.

Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection

During their lifespan, heat-exchangers face constant exposure to harsh temperature changes and pressure cycles, high product flows and corrosive agents. The resulting degradation, includes de-alloying, inlet erosion, fatigue cracking and more, often leaving them vulnerable to critical failures that carry a heavy cost of repair.

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Heat Exchanger Series # 1: Common Flaws in Heat Exchangers

Facilities that operate heat exchangers should take care to ensure they are properly inspected and monitored for damage and wear-and-tear. Non-destructive testing of heat exchanger tubes promotes efficiency in heat transfer as well as avoiding leaks and cross-contamination of process fluids in the unit.

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