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Tube Inspection System

Blue Star E&E offers premium tube inspection systems which use various technologies depending on the feasibility and requirement of the user. These systems are used for detecting and sizing metal discontinuities in a wide range of equipment such as boilers, feedwater heaters, air coolers and heat exchangers.

 

MultiScan MS5800

MultiScan MS5800 from Olympus is an advanced multi-technology system with maximum precision, offering the following technologies to inspect tubes.

  • Eddy Current
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage
  • Remote Field
  • IRIS Ultrasound

 

Eddy Current Testing (ECT)

Eddy current testing is a non-contact method used to inspect non-ferromagnetic tubing. This technique is adopted across several industries for detecting and sizing metal discontinuities such as corrosion, erosion, wear, pitting, baffle cuts, wall loss and cracks.

Features

  • Four simultaneous frequencies per input
  • Electronic probe balancing
  • Four ECT inputs and up to 64 multiplexed channels

Suitable for:

  • Condensers
  • Feedwater heaters
  • Heat exchangers
  • Air conditioners

 

Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)

Magnetic Flux Leakage is a quick inspection technique, suitable for applications like measuring wall loss and detecting sharp defects such as pitting, grooving and circumferential cracks. MFL is highly effective for aluminium-finned carbon steel tubes as its presence does not affect the magnetic field.

Suitable for:

  • Feedwater heaters
  • Air coolers
  • Carbon steel heat exchangers

 

Remote Field Testing (RFT)

Remote Field Testing (RFT) is being used to successfully inspect ferromagnetic tubing such as carbon steel or ferritic stainless steel. This technology offers good sensitivity while detecting and measuring volumetric defects resulting from erosion, corrosion, wear and baffle cuts.

Features

  • Four different frequencies and real-time mixes
  • Frequencies ranging from 20Hz to 250kHz

Suitable for:

  • Boilers
  • Feedwater heaters
  • Carbon steel heat exchangers

 

Internal Rotating Inspection System (IRIS)

The ultrasonic IRIS option is used to inspect a wide range of materials, including ferrous, nonferrous and nonmetallic tubing. This technique detects and sizes wall loss resulting from corrosion, erosion, wear, pitting, cracking and baffle cuts. Olympus' digital IRIS inspection technology has its own unique identity for remote field testing, magnetic flux leakage and eddy current inspection.

Features

  • Setup wizard
  • Real-time gain and gate controls
  • Real-time and continuous color C-scans
  • Full tube-length recording

Suitable for:

  • Boilers
  • Feedwater heaters
  • Air coolers
  • Heat exchangers
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