Kettle inspection service

Our kettle inspection service uses an immersed scanning system that uses ultrasound to measure the kettle wall thickness.

Key benefits of our system:-

  • Accurate instant results at inspection, written detailed analysis delivered within a week
  • Minimal downtime as the zinc remains in the kettle and the service can be performed outside production hours
  • Flexible system means that our engineers can focus on any specific areas of concern you may have
  • Rapid response.  If an issue with your kettle has occurred, such as an explosion or overheat, we will endeavour to be on site as soon as possible
  • Measuring up to 3.1m deep  (subject to physical restrictions)
  • Over 10 years of experience in the galvanizing inspection industry gives our technicians an excellent knowledge base.

Process

The ultrasound probe is mounted on a framework that sits on top of the kettle (with or without enclosures), whilst the furnace is working. An inspection can be completed within a day as there is no need to remove the zinc from the kettle and will be arranged to ensure minimal loss of production.  Our working hours include weekends, a holiday period, or even overnight.

The probe is inserted into the molten zinc and can scan all parts of the kettle wall.

The results are interpreted on a PC and later presented to the client. The ultrasonic inspection report is provided by a specialised ultrasound technician. The measurements taken are accurate to +/- 1.5mm.  

Kettle Profile Results

The ultrasonic inspection report is provided by a specialised ultrasound technician. The measurements taken are accurate to +/- 1.5mm.

  1. Results gathered onsite electronically.
  2. We aim to provide a detailed report within one week

The full report provides an in-depth review of each wall surface, along with a graphical representation. To see an example of an inspection report, please click here.

If you would like to see what our customers think of our services please follow this link to our testimonials and case study page.