Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection
Heat Exchanger Tubesare devices that are used to transfer heat energy from one fluid to another. Typical heat exchangers include condensers and evaporators used in air conditioning units, in refrigerators and they are also used in chemical and process industries. Boilers and condensers in thermal power plants are examples of large industrial heat exchangers.
Periodic inspection of the heat exchanger tube is critical as it affects the heat transfer phenomenon leading to forced shutdowns. Inspection of
heat exchanger tubesfor internal damage is no longer a tiresome, time-consuming and expertise-involving procedure. This is because of the advent of advanced NDT methods like ECT, RFET, MFL, APR, IRIS, Leak testing, and videoscopy.
TCR has expertise in
heat exchanger tube inspectionusing the following techniques.
- Eddy current testing
- Acoustic pulse reflectometry
- Leak testing