Cost-saving across UK power generation network

A major UK energy supplier used Vector to understand the vulnerabilities and lifespan of components critical to their power plants. These analyses were previously attempted by this team using SEM at the macroscale, with TEM to analyse small areas of interest.

The team generated heatmaps showing the location and classification of nanostructure characteristics across large areas of boiler cooling fins. Vector’s resolution highlighted very early signs of damage, and its large area capabilities accurately measured their distribution and concentration across the whole sample. A far more detailed and accurate outcome than previous techniques.