How to Improve steam generator tube inspection processes and prevent critical failures

26 May 2021


 May 26, 2021
Category: Uncategorized

Steam generator tubes are critical safety components within nuclear reactors.  We frequently perform maintenance inspection processes on the tubes in order to ensure that they can effectively fulfill their purpose. Any degradations in the material could lead to critical failures, endangering not only on-site employees, but also the population in surrounding areas. This is why continuously choose the most advanced inspection processes and continue to prevent critical failures. Here’s how to improve steam generator tube inspection processes:

Improved processes

To perform thorough safety inspections and improve the detection rate of flaws, the most advanced eddy current testing equipment and methods should be used. This will allow analysts to detect the smallest cracks and defects. An expert analyst will then be able to provide you with the necessary information that you need about how to proceed with repairs in the safest way.

Causes and signs of wear

The main purpose of steam generators is to transfer thermal energy. Unfortunately, transferring thermal energy, combined with the other stresses of the system, can cause major wear and tear on the tubing material. This is highly dangerous as even the smallest amount of wear can be detrimental to the efficiency of the steam generator and the ability of the material to act as a safety component. Signs of wear and tear are vibrations, friction and intrusions. If you notice any of these issues, it is essential that you consult with a professional that has the right tools for the job.