August 24, 2015

Veracity offers a cost saving, innovative inspection to address TIL 1971 and 1972 for cracking on compressor wheels

GE recently released Technical Information Letter (TIL) 1971 and 1972 for cracking on the GE 7F/9F compressor wheels. The cracking, originally thought to be limited to the Stage 17 aft face, has been detected on upstream stages. In February, well ahead of the OEM’s TIL, Veracity partnered with one of their customers to develop, proof and field test a process to detect this cracking. This proprietary inspection has the ability to accurately detect and estimate the size of the cracking giving the operator critical information to understand operational risks. 

To address the requirements of this TIL, Veracity can complete the borescope portion to identify visual indications with measurements and report the data to help identify your risk at a fraction of the cost of the OEM.  However, for unparalleled visibility and a greater understanding of operational risks, Veracity can perform their proprietary Ultrasonic Phased Array inspection at your next case-off inspection.  This inspection accurately detects and estimates the size of the indications propagating both radial and axial in orientation. All data can be collected for subsequent inspections for trending purposes and can be completed in one shift.

When you select Veracity, you're choosing an experienced, qualified and transparent NDE service provider. All Veracity technicians are certified ASNT Level II/III in penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and ultrasonic inspections and have an average of 20 years NDE experience. Furthermore, we respect your right to witness any Veracity inspection taking place. 

Users can call or click on the link below to schedule this critical inspection which can be performed during the next scheduled maintenance activity. For information on other services offered, visit