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    eddy current testing for tubes?

    does anybody out there carry a scope on their truck and the related probes needed for heat exchanger tube testing? I'm just curious what are the requirements for the scope. thanks

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    No, no HVAC companies I know of due there own eddy current testing. There are companies out there that specialize in this. The scope is the least of your worries, a competent tech that understands what they are reading is far more important IMHO.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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    right on. I've been reading up about it, and from what I see, you're absolutely right. it's the ability to read the display that is the important part. thanks

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    Absorbertek- I believe that Entech in Dallas does.

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    They are the exception to the rule.
    Quote Originally Posted by 19 D Guy View Post
    Absorbertek- I believe that Entech in Dallas does.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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    Eddy Current Testing

    Gentlemen

    I know this is an old thread but I am a new member. A really good eddy current company to use is Engineering & Inspections located in West Palm Beach Florida. Eddy Current is all they do

    Engineering & Inspections
    561-723-3291

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    Quote Originally Posted by absrbrtek View Post
    No, no HVAC companies I know of due there own eddy current testing. There are companies out there that specialize in this. The scope is the least of your worries, a competent tech that understands what they are reading is far more important IMHO.
    We do in fact I think I am the next guy on the list to go for Eddy Current training. Can't wait.

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    Spammer!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Gentlemen

    I know this is an old thread but I am a new member. A really good eddy current company to use is Engineering & Inspections located in West Palm Beach Florida. Eddy Current is all they do

    Engineering & Inspections
    561-723-3291
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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    We found that it was cheaper to hire a company that only does Eddy current testingwhen you consider the cost of the equip, operator training, equip upgrades and operator periodic recertification. Plus that is maybe a tech that could be doing overhauls or service calls. It's a buisness call by management.

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    In my opinion eddy current should only be done by trained EXPERIENCED people .
    Yes anyone can go buy the equipment if you have the money and take the training course and say they are an eddy current tech , but knowing how to interpret the lines and squiggles on the screen takes years of experience of doing it constantly to be good at it .
    You are not going to look too bright if you test a 1000 tonner and say its good and a week later its full of water and ready for the dumpster .
    If you only do a few machines a year compared to someone who does it every day how good do you think you can be ??? the old addage "use it or lose it "comes to mind .
    Also if you have it done by a certified contractor with experience and good equipment who can prove their experience you will look better in the customers eyes . JMHO.
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