Testing of Heat Exchangers

Testing of Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are vital components in numerous processing plants. Usually they are of bimetallic construction and work with various chemicals at high temperatures. In these conditions corrosion, cracking, erosion, thinning and other damage can occur during operation. With an increasing focus on safety, the environment and operating costs, the benefits achieved from inspections and condition monitoring are self-evident.

Kiwa Inspecta’s various services help you to maximize performance and take the right action at the right time. Examination and condition monitoring of heat exchangers are performed using a variety of techniques. Selection of the best technique for you depends on your objectives: whether it is fabrication control, preventive in-service inspection, or inspection due to a failure such as a leakage.

An essential part of our solution is testing services with non-destructive (NDT) methods. For example, unnecessary process downtime, change-out costs and pressure testing can be avoided with these services. Kiwa Inspecta offers you methods such as IRIS and eddy current testing, which provide high-speed results in finding defects that threaten the safe usage of your heat exchanger tubing.

According to each customers’ needs, we carry out product development and plan the best ways to execute inspections and modernization upgrades. Carefully mapping the important areas and critical components, we aim at ensuring good usability and minimal interruptions in your production.

Kiwa Inspecta uses the latest methods and techniques for your benefit so that you can plan ahead, have inspections when it is best for you, carry out upgrades cost efficiently and use your equipment safely for the next usage period, after which a new assessment can be made. Most advantages can be gained in close co-operation with our inspectors, technical consultants and you, the customer. Together we can e.g. produce preventive and risk-based maintenance and inspection plans for the future.

Benefits of Testing of Heat Exchangers

  • Detects wearing, corrosion and other damages easily
  • Prevents leakages, accidents etc. that are harmful to health and environment
  • Helps you do the right maintenance action at the right time
  • Saves you costs, maximizes process uptime
  • Enables you to keep your heat transfer capability at the designed level