What is Eddy Current Testing?

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Eddy Current testing is a method of nondestructive testing that is based on the principals of electromagnetism. When an eddy current probe in the close proximity of a test material is energized at a given oscillating frequency, eddy currents are induced in the conductive test material by means of electromagnetic induction. This technique requires no […]

NACE Coating Inspectors Can Avoid Common Project Challenges

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Industrial coatings for steel and concrete are vital to the integrity and operation of the structures, machines, and systems in which they are found. Regardless of initial build, retrofitting or repair/inspection, a NACE coating inspector plays a vital role. The nature of that role as a quality control technician responsible for observing and reporting the […]

The Process of Optimizing Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Plans

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While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has highly specific guidelines for monitoring the effectiveness of nuclear power plant maintenance, the efficiency of the maintenance plan can vary widely, thereby increasing risks of overall cost versus profitability measures. Consequently, increased efficiency in nuclear plant maintenance plans is vital to optimum operation. There is essentially one primary […]

The Merrick Group Completes Cooling Tower Cleaning and Maintenance at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

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The Merrick Group returned to the KAPL Department of Defense/Department of Energy site in October of 2014 to continue work on the MARF cooling tower where a list of projects were completed safely and successfully. The Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) on the bank of the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, New York has a long […]

Cooling Tower Cleaning and Maintenance

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Power plants that rely on direct and indirect hyperbolic stack natural draft cooling towers must ensure that they are always operating at peak efficiency. Consequently, regular cooling tower cleaning and maintenance performed by expert personnel is imperative in order to achieve that goal. Cooling tower cleaning is one of the most important procedures you can […]