IRIS – Internal Rotary Inspection System: This is an ultrasonic technique for condition assessment of tubing of all materials with a tube wall thickness greater than 1mm. The technology can precisely measure remaining wall thickness from corrosion, erosion, pitting and wear associated with baffle supports. However it requires a very high standard of cleaning and is a much slower technique than the ECT or RFT test methods.

It is not possible to detect cracking with IRIS. The system uses a rotating turbine head with a transducer sending a single into tube wall via an angular mirror. The image displayed can be seen as a B-Scan (Cross-sectional view) and also in a C-Scan (Development of Longitudinal axis of tube).

  • Most ideal for ferromagnetic heat exchanger tubes, but IRIS can be used on any metallic material
  • Very accurate wall thickness measurement technique
  • Sensitivity to both internal and external defects
  • Flexibility as a back-up to remote field, magnetic flux leakage and eddy current inspections

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