Technical Services

Technical Services-HPE-BlueHPE’s technical capabilities are invaluable to our customers. Our ability to diagnose and solve problems, coupled with our timely service, affords our customers a level of assurance that is unsurpassed in the industry. Our customers rest in the knowledge that their facilities and equipment will be protected around the clock.

Laboratory ServicesLab Services

Heat Power Engineering and its service representatives are supported by a state-of-the-art analytical, microbiological and metallurgical laboratory. Heat Power Engineering’s laboratory meets all our clients’ specialty needs.

  • Fluid Systems Analysis
  • Routine Water Analysis
  • Standard Methods of Water Analysis
  • A.W.W.A. Standards
  • ASTM Standards
  • W.P.C.F. Methods
  • Custom Developed Techniques
  • High Purity Water Analysis & Metals Analysis
  • Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Gas Furnace Atomic Absorption
  • Flame Atomic Absorption
  • Infrared
  • Inductive Couple Plasma (ICP)
  • Anion Analysis by Ion Chromatography
  • Total Organic Carbon
  • Scanning – Electron – Microscopy/X-Ray – Fluorescence
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Proton Induced X-Ray Emission PIXE)
  • Particle Counts
  • Process & Organic Analysis
  • Gas Chromatography
  • GC/Mass Spectrophotometry

Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 1.58.21 PMCorrosion Monitoring

This is primarily accomplished through the use of corrosion coupons, which are installed in a system and removed after a period of time (typically 30, 60 or 90 days), to determine general corrosion rates.

Another method of measuring rates is with a linear polarization resistance (LPR) monitor which can be a useful tool in providing instantaneous information for specific applications. Corrosion monitoring data supplies information which establishes a baseline for tracking

performance compared with industry standards. HPE follows the guidelines set forth by AWT standards.

Training

HPE provides a system of ongoing training reviews for its customers. A detailed program manual is on-hand for reference, which identifies essential equipment, testing locations, procedures and recommendation, along with a chart for documenting results. On-site training seminars are available to train the owner’s personnel in basic water chemistry and treatment considerations. This provides our clients with a base of knowledge in water treatment which leads to a safer, more efficiently operated program.

Inspections

Scheduled shutdowns provide an excellent opportunity to evaluate the condition of in-plant equipment. Depending on the time and resources available, HPE provides a general visual inspection of equipment along with obtaining any samples for lab analysis; but can readily schedule a complete, thorough analysis using top-of-the-line video equipment for assessment and documentation. This type of analysis can be used to complement eddy-current testing for a more complete evaluation of the water side surfaces.Another method of measuring rates is with a linear polarization resistance (LPR) monitor which can be a useful tool in providing instantaneous information for specific applications. Corrosion monitoring data supplies information which establishes a baseline for tracking performance compared with industry standards. HPE follows the guidelines set forth by AWT standards.

Legionella positiveLegionella Testing

Legionnaires Disease was first discovered and established as a serious health risk in 1976 at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia, at this 221 attendees became sick and 34 eventually died. The disease has actually been around much longer, and is acquired by inhaling mist or vapor carrying the Legionella bacterium into the lungs. Various sources have been attributed to harboring Legionella, including cooling water systems – which is one important reason to have an effective water treatment program in place. Heat Power Engineering provides the expertise to design a program that will minimize Legionella growth and amplification as well as the biofilm that harbors it. HPE also has the capability to perform facility audits to identify risk factors.