It’s a common misconception that pipes are in pretty good shape unless there is something visual on the pipe exterior that suggests otherwise.
Our team was at a fossil power plant in Texas for an annual pipe testing with our tool, the LIXI Profiler. As we walked through the plant, I stopped at a feedwater heater pipe that was about eight inches in diameter.
A six foot section of pipe at a beverage plant was perplexing – it had been welded into an older pipe, yet measured as thinner than the original.
After speaking to a group of plant managers at a national beverage company, one of them invited us to his cold storage warehouse in New Jersey.
Mike (System Operator): I manage the industrial refrigeration pipe system at a Midwestern ice cream manufacturer.