The LIXI Profiler provides you a complete data set with 360° coverage and saves time and money by testing hundreds of locations per day on your in-service feedwater piping system.
Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Internal degradation of pipe wall thickness due to high velocity liquid droplets entrained in a vapor process stream at impacting the pipe. Usually occurs at flow direction changes such as elbows, tees, and reducers. FAC is the most common type of degradation found at both fossil and nuclear power plants.
Cavitation Formation of vapor cavities in a liquid. Cavitation can occur at valves when they are used to throttle water-flow at a power generation plant. Wall loss due to cavitation can resemble an interior surface that appears as if it was intentionally machined away.
The following are damage mechanisms and system components that are detected and measured by the LIXI Profiler for utility companies that use process piping:
Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
Your inspection report, which is used for follow up maintenance and to satisfy operational and regulatory requirements, includes visual, quantitative and qualitative data of each individual scanned location.