LA LÍNEA VERTICAL performs chimney inspection according to CICIND procedures

At La Línea Vertical we are specialists in the interior inspection of chimneys. We use modern automated systems that reduce the risks for our technicians and improve the quality of the results.

La Línea Vertical has been a member of the International Committee on Industrial Chimneys (CICIND) since 2005, applying its procedures for the inspection and maintenance of these key structures.

Industrial chimneys allow gases from a furnace, boiler or any other combustion installation to be discharged into the atmosphere. Due to the high temperatures they withstand and the chemical aggressiveness of the gases they expel, combined with unfavourable atmospheric conditions, these installations suffer significant deterioration. In order to remain operational and safe throughout their designed service life, chimneys must be regularly inspected and maintained.

La Línea Vertical carries out inspections on the basis of pre-established and planned systems (except for emergency inspections following failures or accidents), following the recommendations of organisations such as the CICIND. The reason for planning and studying the work is twofold: on the one hand, the time for the inspection is limited, as it generally coincides with a shutdown, and, on the other hand, there is great difficulty of access, which also limits the auxiliary resources that can be used.

During the inspections, the state of conservation of the chimneys is analysed before the shutdown and repairs are carried out, if necessary.

Nowadays, La Línea Vertical performs chimney inspections by any procedure, such as visual inspection, physical inspection, sampling, ultrasonic thickness measurement and bolted joint testing.

Depending on the needs and configuration of each chimney, the best option for its inspection is chosen: ascending scaffolding systems, motorised or manual suspended scaffolding systems, access systems using vertical work or automated inspection systems with 360º camera.

In this way, the variety of the methods we use for inspection and maintenance, following the CINCID indications, means that we can better adapt to the circumstances of each chimney so that the result is optimal, always working as safely as possible.