High temperature corrosion mapping and weld inspections

Non Destructive Testing capability up to 500°C (932F)

To reduce turnaround time and to increase plant availability, high temperature corrosion mapping and weld inspection capability with advanced ultrasound techniques is available for inspections up to 485 °C (905F) when the plant is online.

The technology is standardized and ready to go for inspections up to 350 °C (662F). Above this temperature, preparation time will take from a few hours to a few days.

Inspection of partly filled “golden” welds at pre-heat temperature can avoid extension of your turnaround.

High temperature non-intrusive inspections are part of the Minimum Intervention Strategy for Inspection (MISI) concept to reduce turnaround duration further.

Pro/con

Reduction turnaround duration
Avoiding unplanned shutdowns
Online monitoring of indications
Execution of regular inspections outside shutdown
Increased plant safety
Strict safety pre-cautions

Specification

Accuracy Similar as regular inspections at ambient temperature
Areas of Application Non intrusive inspections ; In-service inspections; Flaw detection; Defect monitoring ; Corrosion assessment ; Thickness testing with spot checking; Corrosion screening and monitoring under insulation with pulsed eddy current
ATEX certified No
Capabilities Up to 350 °C (662F) standardised. 350 °C (662F) till 485 °C (905F)
Certifications / licences Regular UT / NDT codes and standards
Compliance ASME + EU codes and standards
In service inspection possible Yes
Inspection 6mm up to 250mm wall thickness
Repeatability Similar as regular inspections at ambient temperature
Temperature -150°C (-238F) till + 485°C (905F)

About TÜV Rheinland Sonovation

TÜV Rheinland Sonovation is a leading provider of advanced non-destructive testing services worldwide. We have been developing safe and sustainable solutions for the inspection challenges arising in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries for over 25 years.

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