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Waterwall Scanning From the Fireside Outside Diameter

Source: TesTex, Inc.

 Waterwall Scanning From the Fireside Outside Diameter
TS 2000 NDT Multi-Channel System for Waterwall Scanning from the OD TesTex, Inc. has developed the TS 2000, an innovative multi-channel NDT system for the OD scanning of waterwall tubes and pendant superheater/reheaters
TS 2000 NDT Multi-Channel System for Waterwall Scanning from the OD TesTex, Inc. has developed the TS 2000, an innovative multi-channel NDT system for the OD scanning of waterwall tubes and pendant superheater/reheaters. This system detects and quantifies defects from oxygen pitting, caustic gouging, hydrogen damage, flue gas/low NOx erosion, cracking, etc. Base metal can be penetrated up to 0.75 inches (19mm).

Advantages

  • No couplant required
  • Uniform rust and scale have no impact on the signal
  • Tests bends and elbows
  • Scanning speed of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5m) per minute
  • Scanners and probe arrays are contoured to tube OD
  • Wide range of scanner sizes available, i.e. 1.0" to 4.0" (25.4 to 102mm)
  • Real time data display with advanced signal processing
  • High resolution color graphics with 3-D display

    Inspection Procedures

  • Accessibility is provided by scaffolding the furnace cavity (hard, swing, stage)
  • Select internal functions such as gain and frequency to fit tube specifications
  • Choose area to scan
  • Move TS 2000 scanner along the length of the tube at a constant rate
  • View collected data in real time on the screen via the innovative SCAN software
  • Mark any flaw indications on the tube for later verification, if needed
  • Quantify flaws with the SCAN software
  • Results reported in percentage of wall loss or mils remaining
  • Full color final reporting showing flaw evaluation and depth is standard

    TesTex, Inc., 508 Old Frankstown Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. Tel: 412-798-8990; Fax: 412-798-8995.