Instructions on Shipping Your Boiler Tube to 'Get a Free Consult'

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Boiler Tube Failure Analysis - What To Do Before Shipping Boiler Tube

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:

  • Type of boiler and location in Boiler
  • Heat Pass location and flow direction
  • Elevation such as at the steam drum (how close)
  • Type of boiler tube: screen wall tube or furnace wall tube, boiler bank, generating bank, superheater (radiant, convection), economizer.
  • Boiler pressure, temperature, steaming rate, operating hours
  • Diagrams or drawing sheets showing location(s)
  • Boiler Tube material (what it is supposed to be)
  • Boiler Tube repair history
  • Description of steam boiler water treatment program

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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Preparing Shipping BoilerTube and Tube Shipping Instructions:

Boiler Tube Shipping for Failure Analysis

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 Forensic Testing Laboratory at 518-620-3685 and have our 'Boiler Tube Shipping Container' shipped to you! Our shipping container will have a pre-paid shipping label inside for easy shipment of your boiler tube.

Step Fourth: Take paper and stuff tightly at one-end for a depth of 1/2-foot. While at the end cover the end with corrugated box scrap and make sure it is large enough to fold over the sides. Now, tape generously the corrugated end to the PVC so no cardboard is exposed. This step provides reinforcement.

Step Five: Drop the Steam Boiler Tube Shipping Container off to your nearest shipper.

Ship Steam Boiler Tube to:

Boiler Tube Testing
212 Elmwood Ave Ext.
Gloversville, NY 12078<

Telephone USA: (518) 62o-3685

Inside the shipment leave a note who to telephone, an email address and a mailing address for correspondence. /