Due to the combination of a wide variety of physical factors, building operations and management personnel are finding themselves faced with new and more complex corrosion related piping problems. Many are clearly related to the quality of the water treatment program or a past lack of corrosion protection, some are due to past problems which may have existed during construction and start-up.
Identifying the current status of a piping system and the corrosion rate acting upon its metal surface is often difficult or impossible through other destructive and nondestructive means such as x-ray, corrosion coupons, spool pieces, selective pipe removal, or metallurgical testing, etc.
Ultrasound technology, however, allows the precise measurement of the pipe thickness from the outside surface; thereby providing the means to produce a thorough corrosion evaluation at reasonable cost.
American Boiler Inc., can offer the following services: