For companies in the energy industry, Adaptive Energy offers specialized material testing and analysis solutions for even the most extreme environments. We take a consultative approach, integrating the very latest ultrasonic, computed tomography, and digital radiography imaging technologies with elegant mechanical and robotic engineering. With timely, customized testing systems we help the energy industry maintain the operation and safety of the nation’s critical power and fuel infrastructure and support new innovations.
Detecting and preventing operational and safety issues in refinery systems and pipelines requires vigilance—sometimes across vast distances. Adaptive Energy creates advanced, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions for petroleum producers, processors and petro-chemical firms. For example, we provide:
- Ultrasonic scanning of petroleum pipes, welds, valves and pressure vessels to inspect for inter-granular stress cracking or corrosion
From coal-fired power plants to wind turbines—whether the technology is old, new or evolving, the scale and complexity of power generation activities demands rigorous inspection and testing to ensure safe and efficient operation. Adaptive Energy has produced innovative test solutions for the power industry, including:
- A material testing and flaw detection system for power plant heat exchanger tubes. Read more
- Design and fabrication of a fast mobile scanner for production control of wind turbine blades, providing quick, automated ultrasonic scanning for joint integrity, delamination, dry fiber areas, porosity, wrinkles and fiber orientation. Read more
Nuclear energy holds the promise of plentiful, clean, and efficient power that supports energy independence. But the risks and stakes couldn’t be higher when public safety is on the line. Adaptive Energy has collaborated with engineers at major nuclear facilities around the globe to help detect risks, analyze failures and prevent future crises. For example:
- One of the nation’s largest storage sites for radioactive waste uses an Adaptive Energy solution to perform critical inspection and crack detection. Deploying a remote-operation crawler with camera and ultrasonic technology, facility engineers can perform visual and ultrasonic tests of the steel sidewalls of waste tanks, while remaining at a safe distance to avoid radiation exposure Read more