Prevent Lost Heat Transfer; Inspect Your Heat Exchanger Tubes with Russell Probes
Heat exchangers are critical equipment for the power, oil & gas, mining and chemical plant sectors, as they help moderate the temperature of fluids and gases for optimal safety and performance. Regular inspection is critical to maintaining your heat exchanger and heat exchanger tubes in top condition. Heat exchanger inspections from Russell NDE can detect any flaws in the unit and help you avoid significant downtime and sudden failures while informing you of areas where maintenance or optimization can occur. Continue reading to learn more about heat exchanger inspections from Russell NDE!
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.
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.
Why inspect Boiler Tubes?
Are you up to date with your boiler inspection? Boiler water tube failures are a common cause of issues that can result in unscheduled shut downs, breaks, and other kinds of damage that lead to costly repairs and disruption of service. Russell NDE Systems is an industry leader when it comes to the manufacture of non-destructive inspection technology for the inspection of boiler walls for customers worldwide. For those who may be experiencing issues with their boilers, or that have gone without inspection them for a considerable period of time, you may run the risk of harboring undetected damage. Below is a quick overview of some of the aggravating factors that can lead to boiler tube failures, as well as information regarding Russell NDE’s VertiScan Inspection System.
At Russell NDE, we proudly manufacture and supply leading NDT products for customers worldwide. Our equipment ranges in capabilities and applications and is continually expanding to include recently developed, new technology. Learn more about one of the many products we are pleased to supply, the Dacon Super Iris (SIRIS) NDT tool. As one of the most accurate methods of inspection available, SIRIS is a valuable asset to add to your NDT Toolbox.