News & Views, Issue 43 is Now Available!

We are proud to announce that Issue 43 of News and Views is now available, and to offer an educational resource for multiple disciplines across our client base. As technology becomes more and more important to our industry’s future, we pride ourselves on value in our research, experience, and collective knowledge. This issue highlights topics from our Nuclear, Fossil and Oil & Gas business segments, as well as all the other industries we serve.

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  • Attemperator Damage Prevention

    Attemperator Damage Prevention

    Attemperators (aka desuperheaters) are used in fossil and combined cycle plants to protect boiler/HRSG components and steam turbines from temperature transients that occur during startup or load changes. The attemperator sprays water droplets into the superheated steam to ensure that the downstream, mixed, steam temperature will not adversely affect downstream components. Read More
  • Relay Maintenance and Replacement Optimization

    Relay Maintenance and Replacement Optimization

    Relays play an important role in protection and control of electrical equipment in nuclear power plants. Thousands of relays perform various protection and control functions in each reactor unit. Plants normally replace relays “like for like,” especially in safety related applications due to the high cost of modifications. Read More
  • Perforation, Scabbing, and Reinforcement Optimization in an Aircraft Impact Analysis (AIA)

    Perforation, Scabbing, and Reinforcement Optimization in an Aircraft Impact Analysis (AIA)

    A 2016 project utilized a variety of Structural Integrity competencies to analyze a beyond design basis threat at an overseas nuclear power plant. Read More
  • In-Line Inspection: An Improvement Over Pressure Testing for Pipeline Integrity Management

    In-Line Inspection: An Improvement Over Pressure Testing for Pipeline Integrity Management

    Structural Integrity recently performed probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analysis of a gas transmission pipeline for a major U.S. operator. Read More
  • Delivering the Nuclear Promise

    Delivering the Nuclear Promise

    Industry experience to date suggests that 75 percent of safety-related SSCs can be categorized as RISC-3, low safety-significant (LSS). This is important because (a) it provides a focus on safety significance and (b) RISC-3 SSCs are exempted from “special treatment” requirements. Read More
  • Metallurgical Lab Featured Damage Mechanism

    Metallurgical Lab Featured Damage Mechanism

    Large utility-type steam generators inevitably contain a large number of pressure part welds that join components fabricated from different alloys. Read More
  • Metallurgical Lab: Dissimilar Metal Welds (DMW) in Boiler Tubing

    Metallurgical Lab: Dissimilar Metal Welds (DMW) in Boiler Tubing

    As plants age, the need for inspection for service related damage to ensure unit reliability increases. There are several approaches that plants can take to reduce the risk of premature failures and proactively manage their DMWs. First is metallurgical sampling. Based on temperature profiles across the boiler, operating conditions, and operating history, DMWs can be selected for laboratory analysis. Read More
  • TRU Compliance: The Standard for Seismic, Wind, and Blast Certification

    TRU Compliance: The Standard for Seismic, Wind, and Blast Certification

    As the product certification arm of Structural Integrity, TRU Compliance stands for safety and code compliance when failure is not an option. Our clients manufacture cutting edge products that push the limits of operational performance and efficiency in many industries. We help them achieve continued performance during earthquakes, high wind events, explosions, and a host of other extreme events. Read More
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