in the field

NDT Outages

Routine and forced outages may cost a plant millions of dollars in lost productivity. Our efficient and highly organized outage services help reduce plant costs during periods of peak power demand. At SSS, we implement thorough evaluations to determine when and where to focus our inspection methods to prevent many of these forced outages. We maintain the integrity of operation with flexible scheduling and testing arrangements to conduct inspections in an efficient and timely manner. 

Popular Methods Used:

  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • PAUT Shear Wave
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Computed Digital Radiography
  • Radiography
  • Visual Testing
  • Corrosion Mapping
  • CUI - Corrosion Under Insulation

Common Requests and Applications:

  • Tanks Inspections
  • Pressure Vessel Inspections
  • Piping Systems
  • Paper Machines
  • Near Drum Inspections
  • Boiler Inspections

Boiler Inspection Services

Fast, cost effective boiler surveys are performed by highly trained, experienced personnel using state of the art ultrasonic data loggers. Liquid penetrant inspection of composite tube material is performed to identify damaged areas, while non-ferrous coating  surveys determine the overall thickness of the composite material. Onsite reporting is provided to give you quick, accurate results. Data analysis and trending is also available. 

Near Drum Inspections

SSS offers the latest technology in Ultrasonic inspection of boiler tubes at or near the drum intersection. Our near drum inspection system will provide a c-scan of the tube thickness from approximately 3" outside the drum to as much as 1" inside the drum.

Mechanical Integrity (MI)

  • MI Program Management
  • API 653 Tank Inspections
  • API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspections
  • API 570 Piping Inspections
  • Engineering Evaluations
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Fitness For Service Evaluations (FFS)
  • Risk Based Inspections (RBI)
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RSRA)