Why Russell NDE is the Preferred Choice for Heat Exchanger Inspection Equipment
Heat exchangers play a critical role across numerous industries, transferring thermal energy between two or more fluids to facilitate heating, cooling, and condensing processes. Regular inspections are vital to ensure these components' optimal performance and longevity.
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.
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.
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.
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.