What to Expect During a Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection

What to Expect During a Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection

Curious about what goes down during a heat exchanger tube inspection?

Look no further!

We've got you covered with a step-by-step rundown.

Pre-inspection preparation

Before the inspection, the technician will typically request details about the heat exchanger, such as the number of tubes, their dimensions, and the material they're made of.

They may also need to access the tubes, which may require shutdown or other precautions.

Visual inspection

The technician will visually inspect the tubes, looking for signs of corrosion, pitting, cracking, or other types of damage.

They may also inspect the tube sheet and other parts of the heat exchanger.

Non-destructive testing

To identify defects that aren't visible to the naked eye, the technician may use non-destructive testing techniques such as ultrasonic testing, eddy current testing, or remote visual inspection.

What’s better? Use acoustic pulse reflectometry which is available in APRIS.

These techniques allow the technician to detect defects such as wall thinning or cracking without damaging the tube.

Data analysis and reporting

The technician will collect data on the condition of the tubes and other parts of the heat exchanger and compile a report summarizing their findings.

The report may include recommendations for maintenance or repairs.

Follow-up action

Based on the results of the inspection, you may need to take follow-up action such as scheduling maintenance or repairs.


Don't get burned by unexpected equipment failures! A heat exchanger tube inspection is key to maintaining safety and efficiency. Get prepared and stay ahead of the game with APRIS!

APRIS uses acoustic pulse technology to detect defects in heat exchanger tubes, which provides more accurate results compared to traditional inspection methods.

APRIS can detect internal defects in heat exchanger tubes, which can help technicians identify issues that may not be visible to the naked eye.

The use of APRIS can help reduce inspection time which can help technicians complete their inspections faster and more efficiently.

APRIS can be used on all types of heat exchanger tubes, regardless of their configuration or material, which makes it a versatile tool for technicians in various industries.

With APRIS, technicians can generate detailed reports of their inspections from Talcyon’s data analysis team, which can help them make informed decisions about maintenance and repair options for their heat exchanger tubes.

Use APRIS today!

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