We provide a proprietary life prediction and management method for:
- Fired heaters in refining or process service, operating in or below the creep range, subject to fireside corrosion and internal carburisation, oxidation, or sulphidation.
- Boiler tubes in power generation or steam raising service, operating in or below the creep range, subject to fireside and steamside corrosion and erosion.
The method provides predictions of tube life and condition that are verifiable against inspection findings. This allows intelligent interpretation of condition data, improved planning of tube inspection and management of replacements.
The effects of potential changes in operating conditions may also be explored and the balance between tube life and unit performance optimised.
Application is cost effective, timely, flexible and adapted to the client’s specific needs.