Heat Exchanger Failure Analysis

Heat Exchanger Inspection

- Failure Analysis


heat exchanger

, which is made up of the tube, plate or sheet construction is generally used to transfer heat from combustion gases, steam, or water to gases, vapors, and or liquids of various types. Tubular heat exchangers are generally used for large fluid systems, whereas heat exchangers of the plate or sheet type are preferred for smaller fluid streams.

Heat exchangers

are typically separate units, but can sometimes also be incorporated as components in a process plant. Failures in the heat exchanger are commonly associated with methods of manufacturing pipe and tubing, handling methods during fabrication, testing methods in the shop and in the field, and the environment to which the unit is exposed after fabrication -including conditions during shipment, storage, start-up, normal operation, and shutdown.

TCR has to its credit having carried out the investigation of heat exchanger failures for chemical, fertilizer, process, food and pharmaceutical industries, successfully.

Heat Exchanger Inspection