Residual Life Assessment
Residual Life of a material is the time during which it retains its fitness-for-service characteristics. Extensive and expansive inspection programmes have to be undertaken, alongside routine operations, in order to monitor the extent of in-service deteriorations. Residual Life Assessment (RLA) studies are conducted on power plant components and their machineries which are subjected to fatigue and/or creep loading conditions.
- Assessment of the service life of the material – evaluation of the microstructure, creep assessment, stress, etc.
- Assessment of the remaining life of the turbine – Boresonic, Linkup Analysis, Stress Analysis, Crack Growth Analysis