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Furnace Tube Inspection System (FTIS™)

Quest Integrity offers a comprehensive solution with its Furnace Tube Inspection System (FTIS™) and advanced engineering assessment capabilities.

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Using conventional NDT methods to inspect coils in process fired heaters and steam generators is challenging. Using intelligent pigging technologies to inspect coils connected to common headers is even more challenging. Quest Integrity overcomes these challenges by offering a comprehensive solution with its Furnace Tube Inspection System (FTIS™) and advanced engineering assessment capabilities. FTIS™ is a high-resolution automated ultrasonic inspection technology that quickly and accurately inspects piping coils contained in fired heaters and steam generators per API Recommended Practice 573. This technology eliminates the need for scaffolding and confined space entry that is usually required for direct access to coils using other inspection methods.

FTIS™ detects and measures existing damage mechanisms such as internal and external corrosion, erosion and pitting, along with deformations such as bulging, swelling and ovality in serpentine and arbor coils, providing owner-operators with a complete and quantitative mapping of a coil’s wall thickness and geometry. These damage mechanisms are quickly identified and quantified in an inspection report.

An onsite preliminary assessment is typically delivered within 24 hours of the inspection. Based on the inspection results, an advanced engineering assessment using the company’s proprietary software, Streamline™, calculates the remaining life and fitness-for-service of the fired heater tubes in accordance to the API 579 / ASME FFS-1 standards. Accurate corrosion rate information helps decrease the risk of failure and helps operators improve run times, which translates to increased fired heater and steam generator efficiency and reliability.

Read more on the important factors to consider when selecting inspection technology in Quest Integrity’s most recent paper authored by Tim Haugen, “A SMART APPROACH TO INSPECTING FIRED HEATER AND BOILER COILS.”

Quest Integrity offers a comprehensive solution with its Furnace Tube Inspection System (FTIS™) and advanced engineering assessment capabilities.

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FTIS coil image

Service Highlights

Explore the features of FTIS

  • Industry-best resolution and flaw detection capabilities
  • Inspects heater and steam generator coils of any length in convection and radiant sections
  • Negotiates unlimited short radius 1D 180° return bends and plug headers (mule ears)
  • Travels and inspects bi-directionally
  • Negotiates coils attached to common headers, eliminating the need for costly modifications
  • Provides exceptionally high-quality data
  • Captures and reports location of flaws detected
  • Identifies and quantifies numerous failure mechanisms commonly found in convection and radiant coils
  • Inspects full range of pipe or tube diameters found in fired heaters and steam generators — typically 2 to 14 inches (51-356mm) NPS
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  • Improves heater reliability and decreases failure risk
  • Improves maintenance accuracy through remaining life assessment
  • Eliminates the need for most conventional NDT methods
  • Minimizes offline status with time efficient inspections
  • Field reports typically generated within 24 hours of inspection completion
Intelligent Pigging of Refinery
  • Process or fired heaters
  • Steam generators
  • HRSG boilers
  • Steam reformer convection sections
  • Steam cracker convection systems
  • Various coil configurations (serpentine, arbor, etc.)
  • Multiple fired heater tube diameters throughout coil length
  • Fired heater coils containing plug headers (mule ears)
  • Coils connected via common headers using Quest Integrity’s Header Delivery System (HDS)
Furnace Tube Inspection
  • Industry-best resolution and flaw detection capabilities
  • Inspects heater and steam generator coils of any length in convection and radiant sections
  • Negotiates unlimited short radius 1D 180° return bends and plug headers (mule ears)
  • Travels and inspects bi-directionally
  • Negotiates coils attached to common headers, eliminating the need for costly modifications
  • Provides exceptionally high-quality data
  • Captures and reports location of flaws detected
  • Identifies and quantifies numerous failure mechanisms commonly found in convection and radiant coils
  • Inspects full range of pipe or tube diameters found in fired heaters and steam generators — typically 2 to 14 inches (51-356mm) NPS
3d tube
  • Improves heater reliability and decreases failure risk
  • Improves maintenance accuracy through remaining life assessment
  • Eliminates the need for most conventional NDT methods
  • Minimizes offline status with time efficient inspections
  • Field reports typically generated within 24 hours of inspection completion
Intelligent Pigging of Refinery
  • Process or fired heaters
  • Steam generators
  • HRSG boilers
  • Steam reformer convection sections
  • Steam cracker convection systems
  • Various coil configurations (serpentine, arbor, etc.)
  • Multiple fired heater tube diameters throughout coil length
  • Fired heater coils containing plug headers (mule ears)
  • Coils connected via common headers using Quest Integrity’s Header Delivery System (HDS)
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