Pulp & Paper
Our technically skilled and experienced staff of over 4000 technicians, engineers and managers deliver solutions to ensure operations run smoothly and safely. We leverage our 40 years of experience to choose the right technology and personnel for each job, ensuring cost-effective, reliable inspection results.
Acuren provides innovative solutions to avoid expensive unplanned shutdowns.
Pulp and paper processes involve high temperature, high pressure, corrosive environments and high speed rotating equipment to convert wood to pulp to paper. To maintain efficient, safe and economical operations, maintenance shutdowns are scheduled. At these times, Acuren’s teamwork, knowledge and efficiency can be an essential part of evaluating critical assets such as boilers, digesters, piping, tanks, pressure vessels and rotating equipment.
Our project managers and engineers have worked with clients in most pulp and paper mills in North America. They will act in any capacity as part of your team to help develop safe, cost-effective and efficient inspection plans. Our specialists understand the complexities of running large jobs on tight timetables and are experienced integrating nondestructive testing crews with plant maintenance operations. If your project requires an advanced skill such as an experienced eddy current technician, a corrosion engineer, heat treat or stress relief on site, or a rope access technician for work at heights, Acuren will ensure your schedule is met and quality, affordable results are achieved.
Beyond the range of traditional nondestructive testing services, Acuren offers National Board certified inspectors and engineers, mechanical integrity (compliance to PSM), reliability engineering including vibration analysis and laser scanning, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), owner-user integrity management systems, project and turn around nondestructive testing supervision (i.e., administration, safety/quality, planning/scheduling) and audit services. Our engineers are leaders in welding, corrosion, Fitness for Service, Finite Element Analysis, failure analysis and off-shore quality assurance for the pulp and paper industry.
Pulp & Paper Mill Inspection Services
- Piping, Vessels and Tank Inspections
- Power Boiler Inspections, High Energy Piping and FAC Surveys
- Recovery Boiler Inspection and Analysis
- Digester and Ancillary Vessel Inspections
- Phased Array UT of Boiler Tube welds
- Evaporator Effect Train Inspections
- Ultrasonic Thickness and Examinations of Welds, Forgings, Castings
- Paper Machine Components, Dryer Cans, Suction and Couch Rolls Recovery
- Advanced crack sizing using Phased Array UT, TOFD
- Corrosion Mapping – Internal/External
- Stress-Corrosion Cracking Detection, Sizing and Monitoring
- Third Party Inspection, NDE Review/Auditing of Repairs and Construction projects
Richardson Oilseed is one of Canada’s oldest and largest fully-integrated crushing, refining, processing and packaging operations. In the absence of timely manufacturer support for a critical equipment issue, the full time onsite Acuren Condition Monitoring Specialist was able to diagnose and provide a detailed correction path on a defective trunion bearing.
During a planned outage ultrasonic testing and visual inspection revealed that a significant portion of the pump box floor either needed to be repaired, or cut out and replaced.