The NWT Laboratory offers an analytical scope applicable to the power industry and
beyond. NWT has a radioactive license and can receive radioactive materials.
NWT has developed proprietary techniques to determine items such as resin leakage for
condensate polishers and cations in a high boric acid matrix. The laboratory has
been instrumental in determining reduced nitrogen and sulfur compounds in locations such
as closed cooling water and reactors.
The laboratory has also been employed to help determine the source of contaminants in
power plants. From that work, a greater understanding of rubber, lead and chemical
inhibitors has been achieved. Recently the NWT laboratory has developed expertise
for the evaluation of paint according to ASTM procedures.
NWT also routinely analyzes cations and anions in the steam cycle at sub-ppb levels to
percent concentration levels. Results of these analyses can be used to determine
hideout return, condensate polisher efficiency and condenser leakage.
Metals analysis for corrosion product transport, titanium transport and sludge evaluation
is another sector of NWT's laboratory capability. NWT has the capability and
know-how to effectively produce meaningful metals results.
NWT employs a wide range of procedures to evaluate ion exchange
resin for those clients that need assistance with condensate polisher
evaluations. Additionally, NWT has extensive experience as a neutral laboratory to
determine if manufactured resin meets purchasing requirements.
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