Testing of Boilers

Testing of Boilers

Boiler reliability, safety and usability are crucial for power plants. Boilers and components in hot conditions, such as wall tubes, cylinders, valves and channels have a limited lifespan; therefore preventive condition monitoring is very important. For you to take the right action at the right time and to optimize the use of boilers means preventing leaks, accidents and interruptions − for the sake of safety, the environment and maximal uptime. Kiwa Inspecta helps customers to identify and detect potential failures early and to target replacement activities to the right places.

The biggest challenge for boilers is them wearing out, developing, for example, cracks and corrosion. Also the way the boiler is operated has an effect on its life expectancy. In all cases, it is important to find the defects early. Advanced and reliable non-destructive testing (NDT) methods are an essential part of our solution. Kiwa Inspecta is the leader in applying new technologies to benefit our customers. For example, our latest applications can be used during your normal operations, which enables us to find damage mechanisms and produce valuable information immediately without stopping your business activities.

With our help you can plan ahead, prevent the defects from reoccurring, have inspections when it is suitable for you and use the boiler safely for the next usage period. Kiwa Inspecta has extensive experience and knowledge in boiler facilities. With careful planning and project management we can target upgrades precisely and carry out projects both time and cost efficiently. Most importantly, in close co-operation with our customers, we can make preventive, risk-based inspection and maintenance plans for the coming years.

Kiwa Inspecta also supports you in quality assurance during construction or modernisation phases. For example, welding surveillance and weld testing coupled with a profound project and method planning are critical: both to stay on schedule and to be able to resume the process as soon as possible. We also do damage research on welded constructions, test connection strength and toughness properties and determine failure mechanisms. Welding method qualification tests can be done in our own DT laboratory.

Benefits of Testing of Boilers

  • Minimizes stoppages and downtime by reacting to defects proactively
  • Recognizes problems before they cause damage
  • Prevents leaks and accidents
  • Saves you money
  • Ensures rolling process
  • Protects the environment
  • Promotes safety in the workplace