Applus+ is providing Non-destructive Testing services for an international energy company specialising in alternative and renewable geothermal technologies. Geothermal energy is a form of energy conversion in which heat energy from the Earth is captured and harnessed for electrical power generation.
Applus+ is servicing their geothermal energy operations in Hawaii, United States, by performing guided wave ultrasonic testing, high temperature corrosion mapping (thermal scan), and pulsed eddy current testing on approximately 4,000 ft of injection lines at the plant facilities. In addition, Ultrasonic Testing was performed on the facility’s pumps.
Guided Wave Ultrasonic (GUL) testing has been identified as an effective pipe-screening technology capable of assessing damaged areas over extended lengths in pipeline integrity inspections. The technology used by Applus+ for (long range) guided wave ultrasonic testing is designed with a minimum footprint of sensors and bands so that the asset integrity inspection can cover zones previously hindered by insulation or poor access.
Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) is a reliable way to survey ferrous pipes and vessels through their thermal insulation and protective coatings. Applus+’ proprietary system RTD INCOTEST™ is an excellent option tool for prioritising corrosion under insulation inspections.
Together, both GUL and PEC support efficient maintenance operations by screening and prioritising further inspections and maintenance while eliminating the need for direct access.
As one of the global leaders of Non-destructive testing and inspection services, Applus+ offers a wide range of capabilities to enhance and safeguard operations in the alternative energy market.
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