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Heat Exchanger Tubular Inspection: A User’s Perspective

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John T. Reynolds

Reynolds Associates, Steamboat Springs, CO

W. David Wang

Shell Global Solutions, Inc., TX, USA

Paper No. PVP2008-61248, pp. 361-366; 6 pages
  • ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 7: Operations, Applications and Components
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 27–31, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4830-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3828-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by Shell Global Solutions, Inc.


This paper covers most of the common (and some not so common) types of NDE methods for heat exchanger (HX) tubular in-service inspections. In addition to noting some of the various advantages and limitations with these methods, the paper covers heat exchanger tubular inspection planning, data analysis needs, a consequence rating method for scheduling inspection and bundle renewals, tubular cleaning methods and tubular inspection technician qualifications.

Copyright © 2008 by Shell Global Solutions, Inc.



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