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Corrosion Under Insulation: The 7 Inspection Methods You Must Know About

Melissa Syvrais | Apr 14, 2016
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April 4, 2016 - Author: Charles Tremblay

As we discussed in our previous article, corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the most difficult corrosion processes to prevent. The reason for that is, by and large, no matter the precautions taken, water invariably seeps into the insulation and begins its dirty work—sometimes unseen until process leakage occurs. Data shows that about 60% of pipe leaks are caused by CUI. That’s not good.

CUI is difficult to find because the insulation covers the corrosion problem until it is too late. Removing insulation, inspecting, and then reinstating the insulation after inspection is an expensive process. Inspecting without removing insulation and weather jackets greatly reduces the cost of inspections. Non-destructive testing methods to detect CUI in such a way is therefore a major benefit to the industry.

There are a number of methods used today to inspect for CUI. No one method is ever used by itself—several methods complement each other for optimal results, but that’s not the object of this article.

The most common and straightforward way to inspect for corrosion under insulation is to cut plugs in the insulation that can be removed to allow for ultrasonic testing. The other commonly used methods are radiography, and complete insulation removal. More advanced methods include pulsed eddy current. CLICK HERE to read the seven most common methods of inspecting for CUI with their pros and cons.

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Your New Career AwaitsYou want a new career that challenges you and pays well. That's where AINDT comes in. Finding the time to train for a new career is often where people get discouraged. That’s why we make it easy for you! Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course saves you both time and money on food, travel, and lodging expenses by allowing you to study at home. Work at your own pace, and focus on the areas you know you need most. Our course also includes multiple practice final exams, ensuring you are prepared to succeed! Call us today for more information (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Steady Investment In Middle East and North African Energy Industry Powers Demand for NDT Inspection Services

Source: Company : Frost & Sullivan
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"Steady Investment In Middle East and North African Energy Industry Powers Demand for NDT Inspection Services Focus will move from competing on price to competing on technology and quality of service, finds Frost & Sullivan Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Continued investment in new oil and gas as well as power generation projects is accelerating the need for nondestructive testing (NDT) inspection services in the Middle East and North Africa. Despite pressure on global oil prices and fears of a slowdown, the Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is expected to remain robust, offering immense growth opportunities for the NDT inspection services market.

Educating customers on the importance of quality over price will be vital to succeed in this competitive market. Participants must also explore the possibility of providing advanced NDT services to offset low profit margins."

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) prides ourselves in quality and price. If you are considering a career in nondestructive testing - call 855-313-0325 to talk directly to an instructor today!

Read the entire analysis from Frost & Sullivan here.

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About the Nondestructive Testing Certificate Online Program

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The Nondestructive Testing Certificate Online Program 2013-2014 is an 11 Week Sequential program starting October 7th, 2013 and continues for 11 weeks at the American Institute of NonDestructive Testing. Get enrolled in this affordable online program by October 2nd, 2013. 

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