Meeting the challenge with ADT Priority MultiWeld
With just one operator, the inspection project was sure to be a challenge to stay on schedule.
In general, small diameter pipes can be difficult to analyze due to the thin wall thickness, extreme curvature and the prominent ultrasonic response and mode conversions from geometric reflectors.
With ADT Priority MultiWeld, Dreifeld was able to complete 1604 boiler tube weld inspections in just 8 days. This was a tremendous accomplishment over the estimated 50 days it would take to RT the welds.
By utilizing ADT Priority MultiWeld, multiple weld data sets could be processed simultaneously. On average, Dreifeld was able to scan and analyze 200 welds per 10-hour workday.
On their most productive day, the operator was able to scan and analyze 320 welds utilizing ADT. One benefit of ADT Priority MultiWeld is that the results are sorted from most severe to least severe, allowing the operator to prioritize analysis and reporting.