Heat Exchanger Leak Detection / Plate Dye-Testing
WCR 100% Dye-Testing is our standard for locating cracks, pinholes, or failures. With proprietary red dye-penetrant saturating the plate surface, and white developer solution covering the reverse side, WCR is capable of detecting even miniscule imperfections. We test 100% of the plates that come in for service, most competitors only test a percentage. Consider that 90% of plates tested have a 10% fail rate. Basically, random checking of 10-20% cannot eliminate all bad plates, which WCR guarantees prior to leaving our facility. Although Dye-Testing is the most time consuming and expensive method for leak detection, WCR chooses the process for its reliability and effectiveness. Early discovery of plate defects alleviates cross-contamination concerns, saving costly down-time in the future.
Other Non Destructive Testing Methods for Leak Detection Occassionally Employed by WCR