Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to create steam that drives turbines and generators to produce electricity. Nuclear power plants are subject to rigorous examination of the systems, structures and components to determine whether they are fit for continued safe operation. In-service inspection (ISI) programs prescribe the system of inspection to accomplish this objective.

Acuren staffs both in-service inspection and maintenance outages with qualified technicians. Technicians use NDT methods and technology to assess the structural integrity of plant components. This information is used to evaluate the remaining life of turbines, steam generators, condensers, and other critical systems. We follow Acuren and our client’s safety practices, and comply with all industry codes and standards.

AreaApplicationIssuesMethods UsedCodes & Standards
Power BoilerOutage Inspection PlanningInspection plans to minimize downtime
Boiler examinationBoiler condition assessment
Boiler tube wastage thickness surveys
Low radiation boiler tube replacement weld examination, butt weld examination
Evaluation of oxide deposits in boiler tubes
Tubular air heater inspection

Header inspection to determine condition and remaining life
UT Thickness

Acoustic Ranger, RFT (EC)

Hone & Glow
Boiler life extension programsEvaluating major components and developing life extension strategies
Coal bunker Evaluation of corrosion/erosion in coal bunkerUT thickness gridding, ROPE
High Energy PipingHigh energy piping inspectionSeam weld inspection
Creep void fissuring
Creep damage
UT Shearwave, TOFD, Phased Array
MT, Dimensional Inspection
Steam GeneratorsSuperheater loop inspectionOxide Thickness MeasurementsNOTUS
Feedwater LinesFlow accelerated corrosion of feedwater lines
Scrubber tank visual inspectionsScrubber tank lining replacement projectsVT, PT of new liner installation
TurbineTurbine generator examinationInspection of rotors, diaphragms, studs, bearing, valves
Turbine re-build inspections
UT, Phased Array, MT, PT
Balance of Plant EquipmentAbove ground storage tank inspectionAPI tank inspectionsAPI-653, API-510
Construction NDT services
Stack InspectionROPE
Reliability ServicesRotating equipment vibration analysisReliability Engineering Services
Vibration Analysis

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