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Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Abstract: 

An apparatus and method for inspection of tubes in a boiler is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor adapted to generate and detect guided-waves and a mechanical device adapted to reach into a tube bundle and clamp the sensor onto an interior tube selected for inspection. The mechanical device includes a housing adapted to contain the sensor and an air cylinder adapted to actuate the housing to allow the housing to clamp onto the interior tube.

Patent Number: 
9,146,215
Date Of Issue: 
09/29/2015
Inventors: 

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker