Heat Exchanger Testing & Inspection Specialists

At WCR UK we provide cutting edge inspection and non-destructive integrity testing of heat exchangers and plate packs to the food, dairy and beverage industry.

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Heat Exchanger Integrity Testing Has Evolved.

Heat exchanger integrity testing is an important procedure for the early detection of internal leaks inside the heat exchange equipment. Without timely identification, there’s a risk of product contamination and spoilage, resulting in waste, unnecessary expenses, and potential damage to reputation.

Introducing the next generation of heat exchanger inspection and leak detection that surpasses current heat exchanger inspection methods in the dairy, beverage and liquid food industries.

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Our Total Quality Performance monitoring and training scheme ensures the staff at WCR and our valued customers benefit from the latest advances in techniques and heat exchange equipment. All our heat exchanger technicians are certified to internationally recognised standards, either PCN or SNT-TC-1A level 2 or 3.

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Why Our Heat Exchanger Testing Leads the Way

Our heat exchanger testing system (Patent Pending) utilises an innovative Helium/Nitrogen gas mix plus dynamic flow in both the detection and contamination circuits and a vacuum to improve results.

Heat Exchanger Testing FAQs

Integrity testing is a preventative field test used to identify microscopic cracks and material fatigue before they develop into harmful leaks. It offers more robust results with a greater level of detail than other standard testing methods.

Integrity testing is ideal for plate heat exchangers (PHEs) and shell and tube models.

We have developed and patented a unique non-destructive testing method for thorough and definitive examination of plate & tubular heat exchangers, using Helium gas. Due to its small atom size and easy detectability, Helium is adept at uncovering pinholes and cracks missed by other tests. This approach allows for the early detection of minor through holes, facilitating preventative maintenance planning with minimal disruption to production. Moreover, Helium disperses safely, leaves no residue, and flows freely through retained water, enabling fast and cost-effective testing.