Digital 3D X-ray Images Save Glow Plugs

Are you a grill master or a weekend warrior? Do you know about the advantages of pellet grilling? What in the world does this have to do with anything we do at Nel Pretech you ask. Ok, we’re getting to that. You see, there is a glow plug which provides ignition for the fuel in the pellet grill. We have a client who reached out to us because their glow plugs were failing. Maybe you’ve read the complaints or had some issues yourself. Nel Pretech was determined to find the problem. We put our Zeiss Metrotom 800 CT Scanner to work to obtain a digital 3D x-ray image of the glow plug.

This allowed us to analyze the interior components of the glow plug. The customer was concerned about internal damage, breakage, or separation. By using the CT scan of the image, we were able to determine a wire break inside the heating device without damage to the part. Now the client can can investigate the root cause of the glow plug failure and fix the problem. Pellet grillers rejoice! Let the grilling recommence!

If you are wondering more about pellet grilling like we were, here is what we learned after getting the ignition part. Pellet grills are versatile in regards to the different cooking methods you can utilize. For instance BBQ, smoking, grilling, roasting, and baking? Hmm, that last one is intriguing. Pellet grills can also preheat fast. You can regulate the temperature more accurately. There are a multitude of pellet “flavors” to choose from, too. If that’s not enough for you, just check out the barbecue bible This guy is a pro.

To learn more about analyzing interior components on parts and Nel Pretech’s accuracy, turnaround time, and the digital 3D x-ray image click here: