Excellent Opportunity to Join a New Group Sponsored Project "Feasibility Study of Drones & Miniature Robots for Power & Process Plant Inspection"

ETD, together with its industry sponsors, are planning to start a new multi-client Group Sponsored Project (GSP) at the start of 2018. The mere size of industrial plant (such as, for example, power plant boilers and HRSGs, burners, ducting etc.) means that visually examining various parts needs time, costly scaffolding and hazardous climbing. Some preliminary investigations on the use of commercial drones, with basic modifications for safe operation, are now being considered by some industrial plants. Similarly, the use of small robots or robotic arms that can help to inspect difficult to access areas or operate in environments that are hazardous can save cost, money and lives.

The aim of this short term (up to six months duration) feasibility study GSP “Drones and Robots for Inspection” is to investigate automated devices available in the market and those being developed by universities, research institutes or SMEs and make recommendations for appropriate and cost effective devices (which may even be used as consumables, for example, 3D printed drones with light plastic frames and safety cages) for industrial inspection. Please click on the image below to see a brief of the proposal.

The benefit of joining this GSP, in which costs are shared, is that each participant gains the results of the whole project at a fraction of the total project cost.

As this is a feasibility study project the costs involved are very small. For the detailed proposal and costs involved please contact us.

ETD Now Provides “Obikou” for P91 High Temp. Pipe Repair and 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. The technology has especially been developed and tried in power plants on Reheater P91 pipes.

“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 4 or more. It simply involves quickly reinforcing potentially vulnerable or creep damaged seamless or seam welded pipes and bends with multiple layers of a thin stainless steel strip that is wound/wrapped around a pipe thus halting/ reducing the development of creep damage by introducing compressive stress and thus reducing the operating tensile/circumferential stress. Please click on the image below to see a brief of the proposal offering this service.

References on the R&D work carried out in support of Obikou, Japanese plant experience and other details can be provided on request. Please contact us.

Wuhan Conference Videos Form

In April 2016, ETD organised a 3-day International Conference on ‘Experience with the Manufacture, Welding, Quality Control and Use of T/P91-92-93 and T/P23 Steels’ at the Wuhan University, China. Each presentation was recorded.

Please fill out the form below and click submit to receive the link and password for the recorded presentations of this Conference. 

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.