February 2018 Technology Newsletter

Please click on the image below to access the latest edition (February 2018) of ETD's Technology Newsletter. This illustrates various power and process plant activities, new technologies and methodologies developed for plant inspection, integrity and life assessment through our Third Party and Group Sponsored Projects (GSPs).

Also in this newsletter you will find information on our next Conference & Training Course which will take place in London in July 2018. The Conference will be on Power Plant Operation & Flexibility and will be preceded by two optional 1-day Training Courses on 'Power Plant Operation, Maintenance & Materials Issues' & 'Power Plant Long & Short Term Preservation'.

Offer of Both Traditional and Innovative Plant ‘Inspection’ & ‘Life Assessment’ Services

In this Plant Services Brochure you will find useful and interesting information on ETD’s plant inspection and integrity/ life assessment services. These include:

a) Traditional NDE inspection: Using, for example, Boroscopy, PAUT (Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing), EMAT (Electromagnetic Acoustic Testing), PEC (Pulsed Eddy Current), LFET (Low Frequency Electromagnetic Testing), Replication (including replica assessment), Hardness testing, Wall Thickness profiling, Oxide Thickness measurement etc.

b) New state-of-the-art Innovative NDE Inspection Techniques: Developed through ETD’s collaborative joint industry projects. This includes equipment such as (details later in this brochure): a) Portable spark erosion ‘boat sampling’ machine (called EDSE), b) Portable Scanning Force Microscope (SFM) for on-site early stage nano and micro level damage detection especially in materials like P91, c) ‘Obikou’ pipe reinforcement technique which offers creep life extension of creep damaged seamless or seam welded pipes, by simply and quickly reinforcing them with multiple layers of a thin high-temperature alloy strip, and, d) Our newly invented first of its kind portable ‘precision’ hardness tester, called ‘Smart Sleeve’, which improves the accuracy of the ‘MIC 10’ or other portable hardness testers.

c) Integrity/ Life Assessment: In addition to inspection, ETD offers independent and impartial plant safe remaining life assessment using both deterministic and probabilistic techniques. It has its own software for crack assessment, RBM/ RBI and carries out routinely both root cause failure analysis (RCA), replica and life extension/ assessment for pressure parts and turbine components and RCM.

Details of the services and opportunities being offered can be seen by clicking on the image.

Excellent Opportunity to Join New & Active Group Sponsored Projects

ETD are planning to start four new multi-client or Group Sponsored Projects (GSPs) at the start of 2018. This is a good opportunity to consider how you can benefit from this offer of being involved in any of these four projects, or a currently running project, for a fraction of the total project cost. Apart from the data and reports/guidelines produced there is much learning through other project partners and experts during the on-going discussions and six-monthly project meetings which partners can attend in person or by Skype/ Video-Conferencing etc.

Details of the projects and the opportunities being offered can be seen by clicking on the image.

September 2017 Technology Newsletter

Please click on the image below to access the latest edition (September 2017) of ETD's Technology Newsletter. This describes various power and process plant activities, new technologies and methodologies developed for plant inspection, integrity and life assessment, material quality checks, issues with P91 & P92 Steels, new industry (third party and Group Sponsored) projects and other initiatives such as ETD’s plant services for inspection and life assessment.

Special acknowledgement must go to page 9, which provides information on ETD’s various forthcoming Training Courses and Conferences during 2017. Particular mention must be made of our upcoming 2-day Conference on Fabrication and Use of P91 Steel: International Industry & Plant Experience. (preceded by a 2-day Training Course on P91-P92 Issues) which will be held in Australia next month.

ETD's Invitation to Join New & On-Going Group Sponsored Projects (GSPs)

In response to the needs of the international industry, ETD Consulting regularly launches new multi-client projects which are open to all.

ETD has excellent expertise through its in-house R&D, plant service/technical consulting and project management experience and links with plant manufacturers, plant operators, service providers and researchers from around the world. The company is thus in an ideal position to conduct such projects on behalf of project partners/sponsors and bring together plant experience from best run plants and the latest technology development in Europe, Japan, USA and elsewhere.

The benefit of joining these GSPs, in which costs are shared, is that each participant gains the data and results of the whole project at a fraction of the total project cost. All work is carried out by ETD and its expert staff/ consultants but the sponsors determine its direction.

Please click on the image to access more information about each of our GSPs

ETD Now Provides “Obikou” High Temperature Pipe Strengthening Service

As a result of a partnership agreement with a Power Company in Japan, ETD now offers this unique patented technology service worldwide (including Japan) for the creep life extension of high temperature, high pressure pipelines, especially those already showing creep damage. 

“Obikou” is an on-site service for power, process and other high temperature plant and has shown to achieve creep life extension by a factor of about 4. It simply involves quickly reinforcing a potentially vulnerable or creep damaged pipe with multiple layers of thin high-temperature alloys strip that is wound/wrapped around a pipe thus halting/ reducing the development of creep damage. Details can be seen in the ETD's “Obikou” Newsletter by clicking on the image (right).

References on the R&D work carried out in support of Obikou, Japanese plant experience with Obikou, and other details can be provided on request. Please contact: enquiries@etd-consulting.com.

January 2017 Technology Newsletter

Please click on the image below to access the latest edition (January 2017) of ETD's Technology Newsletter. This describes various power and process plant activities, new technologies and methodologies for plant inspection, integrity and life assessment, material quality checks, issues with P91 & P92 Steels, new industry (third party and Group Sponsored) projects and other initiatives such as ETD’s plant services for inspection and life assessment.

Special recognition must be for pages 1-4 which discuss ETD's offer of new patented technologies for the inspection, monitoring, repair and life extension of high temperature plant components. These are particularly, but not exclusively, suitable for P91 and P92 components. References and details can be provided on request.

Also on page 9, please see information on ETD’s various forthcoming Training Courses and Conferences being held in the UK, Italy and Australia during 2017. Particular mention must be made of our popular series of HIDA conferences - HIDA-7 (followed by a 2-days Training Course on Crack Assessment in Industrial Componentswhich will be held in the UK in May 2017.

Please Note Limited Time Offer: ETD is now offering its Reports / Guidelines at 50% of the announced price for a limited time. This will only apply to orders received and paid for during the months of January and February 2017. Please click here to see the list of Reports. The list contains live links to see the report contents and other details.

July 2016 Technology Newsletter

ETD Consulting's July 2016 Technology Newsletter is now available for free download! It includes information on the following- 

  • Recent Completed Projects & Publications.
  • New Group Sponsored Projects (including P91 & P92 studies).
  • Consulting, On-site & Outage Services.
  • 2016 & 2017 Courses & Conferences.
  • Latest European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) News.

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April 2016 Technology Newsletter

ETD Consulting's April 2016 Technology Newsletter is now available for free download! It includes information on the following- 

  • Recent Completed Projects & Publications.
  • New Group Sponsored Projects (including P91 & P92 studies).
  • Consulting, On-site & Outage Services.
  • 2016 & 2017 Courses & Conferences.
  • Latest European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) News.

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