Our technicians conduct mechanical integrity evaluations, fitness for service assessment, nondestructive and metallurgical inspection programs of:

  • Boilers    
  • Paper Machines
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Piping Systems
  • De-aerators
  • Turbine Components
  • Evaporators
  • Heaters / Heat Exchangers
  • Digesters
 

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STORAGE TANKS
 

We examine the Structural Members, Foundations, Shell Courses, Roofs, Drains, Valves and Piping.

API 653 and 570 certified inspectors use visual and nondestructive test methods to locate and evaluate defects and discontinuities. They also perform vacuum box testing of floor / corner welds for leaks and perform magnetic flux leakage examination of floor plates for underside corrosion. Elevation surveys are performed to evaluate the extent of settlement. The results of these inspections are used in the mechanical integrity evaluations.

Evaluations are performed to determine:

  • Extent of corrosion and/or pitting damage
  • Corrosion allowance remaining
  • Maximum allowable liquid height
  • Serviceability
  • Projected tank life
  • Repair recommendations

Tank Management Inspection Services

We offer data management and reporting software for pressure vessels and storage tanks:

  • Recommendations / User Notes
  • Inspection Reports Inspection Schedules
  • Repair History
  • Windows Compatible
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PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING SYSTEMS

Space Science Services, Inc. certified API 510 & 570 inspectors perform evaluations, field inspections and metallurgical testing of pressure vessels constructed to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code as well as piping systems constructed to the ASME B31.1 and B31.3 piping codes.

Our services provide fitness for service assessments, remaining life analysis and repair recommendations.

Remote video bore-scope equipment is utilized to assist in evaluations when required on large pipe runs, headers, vessels, etc.

Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC)

Monitoring piping systems for FAC continues to be an important issue for utility companies. Pipe wall thinning due to FAC has resulted in leaks and ruptures in primary and secondary piping systems when not identified at an early stage. Ultrasonic examinations are typically used to detect and monitor FAC in electric power generating plants. The examination process includes removal of insulation, the layout of an inspection grid, acquisition of thickness measurements, and input of the data into an evaluation program.

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BOILER INSPECTIONS
 

Our fitness assessments for boilers consist of the following: 

  • Composite tube cracking - floor tubes and openings
  • Near drum inspections
  • Boiler tube thickness measurements
  • Weld inspections
  • Magnetic flux leakage examination of tubes with internal corrosion
  • Nondestructive examinations
  • Certified welding inspection of repairs
  • Thickness data management software
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