HEAT EXCHANGER HYDROTEST PROCEDURE PDF

HYDROTEST PROCEDURE OF HEAT EXCHANGER AT SITE. Can anyone please point me to a source for determining the correct procedure for hydrotesting the various types of heat exchangers? Thanks. ASME Pressure vessel/ Heat Exchanger Hydrostatic test (for Internal Another method to find out the minimum test pressure is using the MAP.

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The crude-vacuumbottoms and other oil to oil exchanges normally don’t give problems, we never found a leak.

Page 3 of 3. In addition check nozzle flange joints between top and bottom heat exchanger for leakages. Severe wormholing can shorten feedwater heater life.

Seams then bring it to the notice of PMC before proceeding with further action. For flanged joints at inlet and outlet should be tested with service gaskets. This includes the possibility of wiredrawing wormholing in high pressure closed feedwater heaters in which a leak of high pressure feedwater through the tube-to-tubesheet welds can erode the steel under the weld overlay to which the tubes are welded.

Although gas leak testing is not onerous and costly, heat exchanger manufacture is a very competitive business and it is not likely that Manufacturers will perform testing that the ASME Code does not require unless the procurement specification requires it.

Heat Exchanger Hydrotesting Procedures The air test is not a hydrotest, with the hydrotest you evaluate the structural integrity, with the air test you localize problems. In this discussion weeping is defined as a leak of 20 drops per hour or approximately 1 cm3 0. The Code provides for testing at higher hydrostatic test pressures but most pressure tests are at the 1. If there is pressure drop ,then investigate for the reason ason else reduce the pressure to corresponding design pressure for tube side and check for leakage.

Posting Guidelines Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden. It is easier to test then pressure testing in the shell with water to find leaking tubes. I remember air tests being conducted for some vessels they taped all flanges to detect leaksbut rather as an exception to the rule.

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I don’t have a source, but I’ve done it many times on differet HeatX’s.

Narmada Hydrotest Procedure Rigid -Rev 1. The gages in widespread use in the heat exchanger and pressure vessel industries for hydrostatic testing to meet the Code requirements are dial type Bourdon tube gages. I do not need to research the test pressures, just the methodology.

For tubes welded exchqnger the tubesheet and subsequently expanded, the prudence suggests that in addition to such leak testing the welds should be fluid penetrant examined. Pressurize tube side to the corresponding design pressure. Heat Exchanger Hydrotesting Procedures Art, thanks! We are a non-profit group that run this website to share documents. Tighten the flanged joint using recommended torque.

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Connect the pressure gauges to the top nozzle blind flange. Current practice is for Manufacturers to use loss of pressure in the channel to determine whether there is leakage from the channel side to the shell side when the shell side is not visible for inspection. Defense manufacturing is all about ptocedure manufacturing and project accounting. This is done after pulling and cleaning.

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Register now while it’s still free! Therefore, typical feedwater heater procurement specifications require helium leak sniffer testing mass spectrometer testing the tube-to-tubesheet joints during manufacture.

Therefore, recently we have done both air and water hydrotesting for some equipement in the plant where the fluid service either vapour or liquid.

When determining whether to require the Exhanger to perform leak tests. It’s easy to join and it’s free. Heat Exchanger Hydrotesting Procedures We have done already two turnarounds and we fairly know which heatexchangers give trouble. Are you an Engineering professional?

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Hydrotest medium for SS exchanger should be DM water.

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Resources Digital Transformation may be defined in a number of different ways by analysts or enterprise software vendors. Typically, the Manufacturer pressurizes the shell with air or nitrogen at 30 to 50 psi and applies a commercial bubble former to the tube-to-tubesheet joints.

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The air test is not a hydrotest, with the hydrotest you evaluate the structural integrity, with the air test you localize problems. Some Manufacturers use strip chart or circular recording gages but the graduations are similar to those of dial gages. Loss of test gage pressure during ASME Code required hydrostatic testing does not disclose very small leakage weeping from the channel side to the shell side because of the insensitivity of the test gages used industry wide for hydrostatic testing.

Please fill this form, we will try to respond as soon as possible. Heat Exchanger Hydrotesting Procedures As far as I know that the hydrotest by air is safety concern and water is usually used. Download Now Defense manufacturing is all about project manufacturing and project accounting. We do air tests on the individual tubes to identify leaking tubes. Despite the Code rules about the unacceptability of leakage through the joints of pressure vessels and heat exchangers, the TEMA and API standards do not require leak testing every heat exchanger and Manufacturers will not perform such leak tests unless Users request them.

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If so then there maybe leakage through tube to tubesheet joint. Heat Exchanger Hydrotesting Procedures We do air hyrotest on the individual tubes to identify leaking tubes. We have done already two turnarounds and we fairly know which heatexchangers give trouble.