Advanced Tube Inspection
Millions of dollars are lost each year by America’s businesses and manufacturers due to heat exchanger tube failures. Tube failures could cause a stop in manufacturing processes, thus delaying and / or preventing product deliveries.
A quality tube inspection program is necessary to detect the damage before failure occurs. ACTT provides a wide-range of advanced tube inspection programs and techniques to determine the integrity of heat exchanger tubing. ACTT combines the newest technology and inspection equipment available with highly trained and skilled technicians to provide you with the most advanced tube inspection program offered.
Eddy Current Testing provides the fastest and most accurate way to inspect non-ferrous heat exchanger tubing. Typically 900 tubes can be inspected in a shift with computerized analysis for more accurate inspection results.
Advantages include use with non-ferromagnetic materials; the ability to detect wall loss, pitting, cracks, baffle wear; less cleaning required compared to other techniques; can inspect up to 900 tubes per shift; gives results in percent of wall loss; and ability to only use an electrical source, often a generator.
Remote Field Testing (RFT)
Remote Field Testing (RFT) can only be performed on ferrous tubing with effective detection of wall loss. Remote Field Testing speeds are faster than IRIS inspections and can inspect 400 tubes per shift. IRIS inspection can be used to back up signals detected by RFT.
- Used with ferromagnetic materials
- Can detect wall loss, pitting, baffle wear, cracks if in large clusters
- Less cleaning required compared to IRIS
- Can inspect up to 400 tubes per shift
- Gives results in percent of wall loss
- Only needs an electrical source. We can provide this using a generator
IRIS Inspection is performed on ferrous and non-ferrous tube materials with accurate wall thickness measurements. IRIS inspection can detect defects under large masses such as tube sheets and baffles. Inspection speeds are slow (150 tubes per shift) and are very dependent on tube cleanliness.
- Used with ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials
- Can detect wall loss, pitting, and baffle wear
- Intense cleaning is required
- Can inspect up to 150tubes per shift
- Gives actual thicknesses
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