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September/October 2013, Latest Issue
TRENDING ARTICLESNon-Intrusive Inspection of Above Ground Storage Tanks and Its Use in a Tank RBI Program
Maintaining the mechanical integrity of above ground storage tanks (AST’s) is the focal point of tank inspection programs. Performing internal inspections is an integral part of a tank integrity program, however, deciding when to take a tank out of service to perform an internal inspection is not an easy determination to make.Executive Q&A with Ryan Sitton, President and CEO, PinnacleAIS
Earlier this year, our friends at Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services hosted a webinar entitled Mechanical Integrity Assessment: Why Bother? The broadcast included discussions on the history and value of asset integrity programs, as well as the evolution of the processes and methods necessary to ensure these programs achieve the objective of decreasing risk to improve safety. We have selected a small sample of these exchanges to present to you because we feel they provide important information regarding the need for mechanical integrity assessments in our industry.Unconventional Options for Restoring Degrading or Failing Assets
Composite repair systems can be a great option for owner/ operators to extend the life of their assets without disrupting operations.FFS using 3D Structured Light and Pipeline Integrity
Even though oil and gas pipelines and their related facilities are generally safer for people and the environment compared to other means of transportation, occasional leaks and failures due to corrosion and other defects have become an issue in maintaining pipeline integrity.A Discussion on the Piping Thickness Management Process - Part 5: Circuit Thickness Data Analysis
This article is the fifth of a series of articles that will focus on one critical sub process within a PEIP that is key in managing the integrity of process piping; Thickness Monitoring Programs for Internal Corrosion.Pipeline Integrity Management Dashboard
Now, more than ever, pipeline owners and operators are under intense scrutiny to ensure safe and dependable pipeline systems.Compliance: Do you have what it takes?
It is important for your company to step back, look at its compliance program, and objectively evaluate whether the program has what it takes to effectively detect violations of the law.Mitigating "Dimensional Drift" in Industrial Construction Work Processes
The goal in chemical process design is to produce a plant design that is optimal with respect to cost and performance. Plant performance involves a broad range of criteria.Digital Radiography - Assessing Image Quality
The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is used in imaging science to assess the reliability of imaging systems to produce different spatial frequency. In digital radiography, it can be used to detect frequency responses of different inspection conditions.The Challenge of Inspection and Assessment of Critical Piping Systems in Chemical Plants
Inspection and fitness-for-service assessments of critical in-plant piping systems are a concern for the chemical industry. This presents a potentially insurmountable task and discovery of a number of areas where the condition is at risk.