Ipsen expands services with wall thickness testing

Ipsen now offers in-the-field ultrasonic wall thickness testing for vacuum furnaces. (Courtesy: Ipsen)

Ipsen has expanded its field service capabilities to include ultrasonic wall thickness testing for vacuum furnaces. The test helps customers verify the integrity of their chamber and determine its remaining lifespan.

“Having a better understanding of the furnace’s condition will result in more accurate maintenance planning,” said Ipsen chief service officer John Dykstra. “Customers can have peace of mind knowing their furnace is safe for operation, while also preparing for future repairs or replacement.”

Vacuum chamber wall thickness testing is a service provided by Ipsen’s field service engineers using an ultrasonic inspection instrument. This non-destructive method requires only the removal of a small amount of paint at each desired test point.

Ipsen’s service team works with the engineering department to determine the appropriate thickness for each chamber wall, and whether it passes or fails to meet the ASME Pressure Vessel Code. When the test concludes, customers receive a detailed report charting the thickness of the chamber wall across a wide range of areas, as well as maintenance and repair recommendations.

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