where expertise comes together - since 1996 -

The Largest Open Access Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Conference Proceedings, Articles, News, Exhibition, Forum, Network and more

where expertise comes together
- since 1996 -
1569 views
Technical Discussions
Nick Welland
Other, Quality and NDT
Aben Technical Services, Australia, Joined Oct 1999, 42

Nick Welland

Other, Quality and NDT
Aben Technical Services,
Australia,
Joined Oct 1999
42
04:07 Dec-02-2004
Boiler Tube Inspection

Can anyone suggest a method of inspection for ferritic steel boiler tubes, in a fire tube boiler with access to fire side (tube I.D.) only. Material excessively noisy with RFET and flooding is not permitted.


 
 Reply 
 
Rich Roberts
Engineering, Executive Managment
Quest Integrity Group, USA, Joined Nov 1998, 78

Rich Roberts

Engineering, Executive Managment
Quest Integrity Group,
USA,
Joined Nov 1998
78
03:18 Dec-02-2004
Re: Boiler Tube Inspection
Good Day Nick,

LOTIS which is a "laser based" inspection method has been applied to boiler tubes for nearly 20 years. This method does not care what the material type is and is not effected by any external attachements (i.e. fins, etc.). Please let me know if you would like more information.

Regards, Rich Roberts
Condition Assessment Division
Quest TruTec LP
1012 Central Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98032
USA

Tel: 1-253-872-9500, Ext 1275
Toll Free 1-800-233-3345, Ext 1275
Mobile/Cell: 1-206-571-4302
Fax 1-253-872-8967
Email: richardr@QuestTruTec.com
Web Site: http://www.questtrutec.com

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Can anyone suggest a method of inspection for ferritic steel boiler tubes, in a fire tube boiler with access to fire side (tube I.D.) only. Material excessively noisy with RFET and flooding is not permitted.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
 Reply 
 
Ingo Becker
Engineering, NDT Inspector & Sales
ec-works GmbH, Germany, Joined Apr 2000, 30

Ingo Becker

Engineering, NDT Inspector & Sales
ec-works GmbH,
Germany,
Joined Apr 2000
30
08:54 Dec-03-2004
Re: Boiler Tube Inspection
Hello Nick,

what type of defects are expected? You are looking for pitting corrosion, cracks or erosional defects? We are eddy current experts and have carried out serveral
types of inspection without using RFET! Please tell us something about the dimensions to make any special recommendations.

Best regards

Ingo Becker
ET Level III Engineer

ec-works GmbH
Maschweg 5
D-29227 Celle
Germany
Fon: +49 (0)5141-802187
Fax: +49 (0)5141-802164
e-mail: info@ec-works-celle.de


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Can anyone suggest a method of inspection for ferritic steel boiler tubes, in a fire tube boiler with access to fire side (tube I.D.) only. Material excessively noisy with RFET and flooding is not permitted.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
 Reply 
 
Sunil Ramchandran
Sunil Ramchandran
07:27 Dec-03-2004
Re: Boiler Tube Inspection
I have a question about the LOTUS method: Does it detect any defects that may be on the tube OD? I was under the impression that it only finds ID defects.

Thank you.


---------- Start Original Message -----------
: Good Day Nick,
: LOTIS which is a "laser based" inspection method has been applied to boiler tubes for nearly 20 years. This method does not care what the material type is and is not effected by any external attachements (i.e. fins, etc.). Please let me know if you would like more information.
: Regards, Rich Roberts
: Condition Assessment Division
: Quest TruTec LP
: 1012 Central Avenue South
: Kent, Washington 98032
: USA
: Tel: 1-253-872-9500, Ext 1275
: Toll Free 1-800-233-3345, Ext 1275
: Mobile/Cell: 1-206-571-4302
: Fax 1-253-872-8967
: Email: richardr@QuestTruTec.com
: Web Site: http://www.questtrutec.com
: : Can anyone suggest a method of inspection for ferritic steel boiler tubes, in a fire tube boiler with access to fire side (tube I.D.) only. Material excessively noisy with RFET and flooding is not permitted.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
 Reply 
 
ruben t. diverson jr
ruben t. diverson jr
01:38 Apr-26-2005
Re: Boiler Tube Inspection (computing/knowing the minimum thickness of boiler tubes)
----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Hello Nick,
: what type of defects are expected? You are looking for pitting corrosion, cracks or erosional defects? We are eddy current experts and have carried out serveral
: types of inspection without using RFET! Please tell us something about the dimensions to make any special recommendations.
: Best regards
: Ingo Becker
: ET Level III Engineer
: ec-works GmbH
: Maschweg 5
: D-29227 Celle
: Germany
: Fon: +49 (0)5141-802187
: Fax: +49 (0)5141-802164
: e-mail: info@ec-works-celle.de
:
: : sir,
Can you suggest a method in computing or your recommend practice in computing the minimum thickness of boiler tubes?I am a student here at the philippines which my study is in inspection/NDT of boiler tubes.Pls help me regarding to this subject.thank you and hoping you will help me regarding to my study report.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
 Reply 
 

Product Spotlight

Cygnus 6+ PRO Multi-Mode Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

The Cygnus 6+ PRO thickness gauge is the most advance gauge within the Cygnus range with key featu
...
res including: comprehensive data logging; A-scan and B-scan display; manual gain control; Bluetooth connectivity; and much more. With its unique dual display and three measuring modes (Multiple-Echo, Echo-Echo and Single-Echo), this surface thickness gauge offers maximum versatility for inspections.
>

NEW! The PragmaPro Instrument Platform

The PragmaPro is based on a modular cartridge technology and supports various NDT instrument modal
...
ities such as UT, PAUT, ECT and many more. This new platform is based on a machined, powder-coated aluminum frame for shock-proofness, best sealing qualities and maximum heat dissipation. This is practical to extend the outdoor temperature range and/or to extend the power injected in the transducers. The PragmaPro is aiming at a very wide range of applications, such as weld scanning, corrosion mapping and composite testing.
>

FMC/TFM

Next generation for Phased Array UT is here now with FMC/TFM! Have higher resolution imaging, impr
...
oved signal to noise ratio, characterize, size and analyze defects better with access to several wave mode views and save raw FMC data for higher quality analysis.  Some of the benefits are:
  • Beautiful Image! Easier to understand what you're looking at
  • Completely focused in entire image or volume
  • Much easier to define setups before inspection
  • Easier to decipher geometry echoes from real defects
  • Oriented defects (e.g. cracks) are imaged better
  • See image from different wave modes from one FMC inspection
  • FMC data can be reprocessed/analyzed without going back to the field
>

FD800 Bench Top Flaw Detectors

The bench-top FD800 flaw detector range combines state-of-the-art flaw detection with advanced mater
...
ial thickness capabilities. Designed for use in the laboratory these gauges are the tool you need for all your flaw detecting needs.
>

Share...
We use technical and analytics cookies to ensure that we will give you the best experience of our website - More Info
Accept
top
this is debug window