Industrial Boiler Inspections
Applied Technical Services, Inc. is a leader among boiler inspection companies. We have designed our boiler inspection services to meet your unique business needs – regardless of what those needs happen to be. We can inspect many different types of industrial boilers including coal, gas, recovery, bark, biomass, alternative fuel and more. This is one of the major reasons why our customers are spread out across a host of different industries including Pulp & Paper, Power & Utility, Packaged Boiler Systems, Biomass, Chemical/Refinery and others.
Boiler Inspection Standards
At ATS, we have made it our mission to comply with popular industry standards, including but not limited to ASME, ANSI, OSHA, NACE, ASNT, ASTM, TAPPI and more. Many of these standards require inspections on a regular basis, and ATS is an industry leader in establishing and maintaining boiler inspection programs. ATS also offers value added inspections including Boiler Fitness Surveys, Condition Assessments, and Boiler Tube Remaining Life Assessments.
Boiler Inspection Safety
At ATS, we have designed our boiler inspections and all other related services to meet or exceed OSHA safety guidelines. Additionally, ATS proudly employs a safety manager and various safety personnel to guarantee safety compliance at all times.
NDT Boiler Inspections
ATS’ NDT inspections are performed by ASNT certified personnel using calibrated equipment meeting ISO 9001 Quality Management standards.
Our ISO 9001 compliant QA program is second to none and monitors the implementation of our procedures. It also ensures that employees receive all applicable training before field work begins.
Our engineers and technicians are highly trained and qualified individuals, many of whom hold multiple certifications and registrations, ranging from PE to certified NDT Technicians and beyond.
Just a few of the nondestructive testing methods that ATS engineers and technicians will employ during boiler inspections include but are not limited to:
- Computed Digital Radiography
- Eddy Current Testing
- Liquid Penetrant Testing
- Magnetic Particle Testing
- Thickness Inspections
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
- Visual Inspections
Regularly Inspected Systems and Components
ATS’ highly trained technicians will dutifully inspect many common mission-critical systems and components, including:
- Welds (both Butt and Attachment)
- Structural Supports
- Generating Banks
- Structural Steel Supports
- Composite Tubes
- Boiler Openings (man-ways and ports)
- Air Heaters and more
Potential Issues and Discontinuities
Because of the superior attention to detail that ATS brings to all boiler inspections, we are capable of uncovering a wide range of potential issues, including but not limited to:
- Internal and External Tube Corrosion
- Tube Leaks
- Fireside Cracks
- Waterside Fissures
- Fatigue Cracking
- Buckstay Attachment Cracking
- Drum Thinning
- Sootblower Impingement
- Economizer Corrosion
- Ash and Particulate Erosion
- Waterside Deposits and More
If your business is looking for a trusted partner to handle all of your boiler inspections needs, please contact Applied Technical Services, Inc. today for more information.