North American Breweries DA Tank Inspection

Rochester, NY

Project Objective

The deaerator storage tank at the North American Brewery was due for a required inspection.

Unique Project Features

The inspector was able to calculate the remaining life for the areas that were identified as damaged, as well as recommend a time for replacement.

Encorus Group Solution

An API-510 Certified Inspector performed the inspection on the deaerator storage tank. The inspector performed internal, external, and ultrasonic thickness testing on the tank. Major deficiencies were found in the form of severe pitting. The Ultrasonic Thickness Testing was performed on the vessel heads and shell. In addition, Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection was performed on all of the internal weld seams.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Internal and external inspection
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
  • Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspection