The next generation of heat exchanger inspection: Using acoustic pulse reflectometry

Noam Amir*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Worldwide, companies involved in many different industries are adopting APR for HX tube inspection. The AcousticEye Dolphin inspection system, using the company's proprietary APR technology, offers ease of use, tube measurements in as little as 9 s per tube, and objective accuracy. This means that companies no longer need to accept the risks that come with sampling. There are billions of tubes and pipes throughout the world that require effective inspection to ensure safety, efficiency, and reliability, and until now it has been nearly impossible to achieve 100% inspection coverage. As APR's potential is applied to efficiently and effectively examining a larger variety of types of tubes and pipes, we expect that companies will be able to prevent many critical failures and avoid comprehensive inspection and maintenance that has not previously.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationSensors (Peterborough, NH)
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


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