Leak-detection in coal-fired power stations

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Instrotech - a Comtest Group Company - has designed and developed at the request of and, in consultation with the South African Power Utility (where 93% of all electricity is currently generated using coal) an advanced acoustic leak detection system called Inspecta FFT, to detect boiler tube leaks in coal fired utilities as well as in oxygen plants and gasifiers.

This technology and equipment is now in use in power stations worldwide, where the early detection of tube leaks to reduce down time and prevent consequential damage is vital. According to the World Coal Association, the importance of coal to electricity generation worldwide is set to continue, with coal fueling 44% of global electricity in 2030. (Source IEA 2010).

The Inspecta installed base includes power stations in South Africa, Germany, Australia, Turkey, India, Malaysia and China. Authorised distributors in these countries are on hand to provide all the services required to provide high levels of pre- and post-sales support as well as any spare parts required to keep the systems running efficiently.

Instrotech – local manufacturer and distributor of a range of process control instrumentation and specialised systems to the South African and international markets.

For more information on Inspecta FFT, acoustic leak detection system, contact Instrotech on 011 462 1920 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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