Stress from operation makes power generation assets susceptible to defects such as cracks, corrosion, leaks, and a wide variety of other flaws that can combine to accelerate further asset degradation. Facility downtime limits overall production capacity and can lead to costly system outages.
With regular inspection and monitoring, AIS can ensure that power generation assets remain free of flaws and damage that could lead to asset failure. Equipment failure can be hazardous for both facility personnel and the surrounding environment.
Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC)
High Energy Piping (HEP)
Condition Assessment (CA)
Boiler Tube Wastage Survey
Deaerator and Storage Tanks
API 570 Piping Inspections
API 653 Storage Tank Inspections
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspections
STI Tank Inspections
Our boiler asset management program begins with an extensive pressure-part audit, allowing assignments of a health index to each component and reporting recommendations for future inspections, repairs, and replacements. Our methodologies are unique in the power generation industry and rely on an integrated approach to assessment. Our piping condition assessment capabilities include design and operational reviews, evaluations of historical operating and inspection data, consideration of hanger and support records, system stress analyses (based on the current condition of the system), non-destructive examinations (NDE), material sampling, and testing, and component lifting based on pipe condition and accumulated service damage.
High-energy piping (HEP) systems in power plants contain critical components requiring careful maintenance and inspection. We offer clients an integrated, multidisciplinary High-energy piping (HEP) management program development and management to ensure these crucial systems' safe and reliable operation. Our team leads in Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic (CSEF) steels such as Grades 91 and 92; we have specific expertise related to issues. These materials present plant owners and operators a full range of HEP services specializing in the HEP Program development and management. These cost-effective tools maximize the efficiency of lifecycle management budgets. Our fitness-for-service analysis, Non-destructive examinations, and metallurgical lab analysis provide plant owners and operators a customized HEP program to fit plant needs.
Locating in-service damage in high-temperature piping systems subject to creep requires different skills and procedures than performing a code-acceptance inspection. Our NDE professionals are trained in advanced NDE techniques specifically designed to locate damage to equipment operating at high temperature and high pressure, including components made from advanced materials such as Grade 91 and Grade 92.
We evaluate new and old piping systems from the construction stage by using a multidisciplinary approach utilizing materials specialists and analytical engineers to assess existing conditions and provide recommendations or overseeing changes to critical components or systems.
Our team of experienced engineers and NDE professionals uses state-of-the-art ultrasonic methods to detect and quantify damage in a range of boiler components.
Our experience with the root causes combined with tube failure and condition assessment conducted
by our metallurgical lab, results in recommendations saving the plant from potential future losses.
Since the catastrophic failure of tubing and piping can occur with little or no warning, our FAC programs identify and address locations most susceptible to FAC damage and implement corrective actions to alleviate the potential for such damage to occur.