July 2011

Leak History 18 – Superheater Leak

July 6, 2011

The tube leak occurred in a 102MW, tangent tube boiler equipped with 20 metalborne waveguides and sensors. The metalborne waveguides are mounted on 4” x 4” waveguide plates that attach to the boiler. The waveguide plates act as a collection point for acoustic activity. The amplitude of the signal increases with the noise generated by [...]

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