Tag: boiler tube failures

Boiler Overhaul Project awarded to Thielsch Engineering

Thielsch Engineering was recently awarded a $2.76MM contract for the overhaul of Boiler No. 1 at Naval Station Newport located in Newport, Rhode Island.  Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport is home to 50 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Army Reserve commands and activities. Newport is the Navy’s premier site for training officers, officer candidates,

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Corrosion Fatigue in Boiler Tubes

In the early 1980s, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) identified 22 mechanisms that could result in the failure of a boiler tube. One of those mechanisms involved corrosion fatigue. At that time, this mechanism was not well understood. Moreover, there were no permanent solutions to address this mechanism. In 1992, approximately 10 years after

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As Presented at ASME 2016 – Code Compliance for CPS (video with slides)

We have all heard the term, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” In the case of power plants that squeaky wheel tends to be boiler tube failures. Unfortunately, piping is quiet, until it ISN’T. It goes without saying that high-energy piping systems are essential to the safe and cost-effective operation of power plants. Unfortunately, the

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Failure Never Happens Out of the Blue

In the competitive energy market of today, many plant engineers and managers find themselves tasked with minimizing the risk of failures of their critical components while simultaneously maximizing the reliability of the unit. Juggling these responsibilities, the average plant manager is wearing multiple hats at any given time, many of which can be outside of

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