COE - TUBE INSPECTION
Tube Inspection Services
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MISTRAS Services provides a comprehensive inspection program consisting of multiple tube inspection techniques, to determine the integrity of heat exchanger tube bundles. Our extensive experience in heat exchanger inspection provides the assurance that components are properly evaluated to detect damage or defects thereby ensuring that tube bundles are safe to remain in operation. Failures can result in unplanned shutdowns, dangerous catastrophic failures or severe costly damage.
A variety of state of the art inspection methods such as: Eddy Current Testing (ET
) of non-ferrous tubing and Remote Field Inspection (RFT
) of ferrous tubing are supplied by MISTRAS Services. A Remote Visual Inspection (RV
) is typically employed for follow-up inspection of defective tubing to aid in root cause analysis.
EDDY CURRENT TESTING
Eddy Current Testing is the fastest way to assess the condition of non-ferrous tubing in chillers, condensers, feed water heaters and evaporators. With data collection speeds twice that of any other inspection method, work is performed swiftly and efficiently. Our clients are provided with immediate results or the data is stored and reviewed at a remote location. We also perform trending analysis as an option. Results are accurate and require little or no follow-up scrutiny.
REMOTE FIELD INSPECTION
Remote Field Inspection can be performed on boiler feed water tubes and other ferrous tubing where normal Eddy Current methods are limited. Remote Field Inspection is faster than previous methods; technicians can double their inspection capacity with superior results. In the past, the only viable inspection capable of being performed was a Remote Visual inspection. Currently we perform a detailed condition analysis of ferrous tubing and a definitive follow-up examination.
REMOTE VISUAL EXAMINATION FOR INSIDE DIAMETER INSPECTIONS
High precision optical instruments with advanced imaging technology are utilized that are capable of defect sizing. The systems utilized provide digital stills or video recordings of the area in question and provide a permanent record of inspection. The remote visual examinations may be used as a stand- alone inspection or as a secondary examination for defect prove up.
Contact the MISTRAS Services Tube Inspection Center of Excellence to customize a tube inspection plan to meet your unique requirements.