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First (Step One), before shipping or removing the steam boiler tube for analysis take a picture of the boiler tube or heat exchanger tube in the boiler and the tube sheet that the heat exchanger tube came from. (MAKE SURE THE TUBE IS NOT CLEANED - NEED TUBE 'AS IS CONDITION') When possible include a diagram of there the tube sample was located in the boiler or heat exchanger such as:
The above information is not always provided; however, when the information is given early in the tube analysis the boiler tube analysis results benefit.
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Step Two: 'Dutchman' the boiler tube that is needed for testing and failure analysis. the boiler tube length should normally be a length of 3-feet (1-meter) but not less than 1- 1/2-foot in length. This is also true for a heat exchanger tube or condenser tube. Tap the ends immediately and wrap tube carefully
Step Three: Contact Laboratory .
Step Four: Drop the Steam Boiler Tube Shipping Container off to your nearest shipper.
Ship Steam Boiler Tube to:
AIS Forensic Engineering, PC
Attn: Boiler Tube Testing
212 Elmwood Ave Ext.
Gloversville, NY 12078
Inside the shipment leave a note who to telephone, an email address and a mailing address for correspondence.