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3 Key Elements for Effectively Managing Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)
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May 14, 2019 By PinnacleART

This blog will walk through practical steps for managing IOWS and will demonstrate what successful IOW management can look like.

Infographic: 12 Things to Do After Discovering Mechanical Failure
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May 9, 2019

What do you do when you first discover a mechanical failure? Maybe your pipe sprang a leak, a drive shaft snapped, or a welded joint fractured, and you need to find out why. This infographic details some steps you can take to avoid critical mistakes.

API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity to Address the Auto-Ignition of NDT Ultrasound Couplants
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April 24, 2019 By Gene Larson at ECHO Ultrasonics

UT couplant auto-ignition is a surprise event that puts the safety of inspectors at risk. In an effort to reduce occurrences, API SCIMI plans to address this issue by including new paragraphs in the upcoming rewrites of API RP 572 and API RP 574.

Creating a Sustainable Future for the Asset Integrity Industry
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April 18, 2019 By Molly Beckel at TransCanada

Young asset integrity management professionals need effective tools to create a sustainable future. YPAC surveyed members to establish a baseline measurement of the effectiveness of their professional development and to evaluate perceived gaps.

Asset Performance Management: Into a New Era of Organizational Memory
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March 12, 2019 By Tim Bisley at Lloyd’s Register

This article outlines current and future challenges for asset owners and operators in the energy and marine industries and how technology will change the way knowledge is captured, stored, and used across organizations for the better.

PDF Download: Inspectioneering Journal 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit Special Edition
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February 11, 2019

The 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit has come and gone. If you weren't able to attend, we've made a copy of our Special Edition Journal available to download.

Top Reasons to Attend the 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit
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January 9, 2019 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit will be kicking off later this month in Galveston, TX. This four-day event will begin with 14 high level training courses offered Monday, January 28th, and then a top notch conference and exhibition running from Tuesday, January 29th through Thursday, January 31st. If you've been then you already know; but if you haven't been, here are the top reasons you need to attend.

A Quick Review of Recent OSHA PSM Citations
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January 3, 2019 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering

The U.S. Department of Labor provides a vast amount of raw data related to OSHA activities (inspections, violations, etc.) through their website. What follows is a quick summary of 2016-2017 OSHA violation data pulled directly from the DOL.

OSHA's Top 10 Safety and Health Violations for 2018
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December 28, 2018 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

At the end of every year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its annual list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. Although the list rarely sees substantial changes, it is important for employers to recognize these common violations and implement the necessary procedures to protect their employees.

Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meetings at the Fall 2018 API Standards Meeting
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December 27, 2018 By John Reynolds at Intertek

A quick summary of some of the important topics that were discussed at the Fall Meeting, including the upcoming API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, subcommittee activities, and progress with the API Individual Certification Program.

Understanding Inspection Data Management Systems, Part 5: The Implementation Hurdle
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October 29, 2018 By Efrain Rios at Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC

In the fifth and final blog of this 5-part series, readers will learn the key obstacles faced in an implementation project and what measures can be taken to help prevent and mitigate their impact.

Fitness for service: a powerful tool to keep your plant running safely
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FFS assessment techniques are applicable to a wide range of damage types: LTA's, cracks, creep damage, dents, and more. These are very powerful analytical tools that often allow operators to not only keep the plant running, but to keep it running safely.

Understanding Inspection Data Management Systems, Part 4: The Importance of Standardization
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September 27, 2018 By Efrain Rios at Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC

In this article, the author discusses how standardizing IDMS usage can help integrity teams perform more efficiently and effectively.

NDT Careers Are on the Rise: Solving the Nondestructive Testing Career Puzzle
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September 13, 2018 By Berg Engineering

Nondestructive testing (NDT) careers are on the rise in today’s economy. These fields are constantly advancing, and there is an ever-growing need for technicians, quality assurance specialists and inspectors as infrastructure in the United States continues to age.

Understanding Inspection Data Management Systems, Part 3: Filling Functionality Gaps Through Development
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August 23, 2018 By Efrain Rios at Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC

There are cases where selecting the best IDMS application for the company means that the end users will not immediately obtain all desired functionality. In some instances, users must forgo desirable features to satisfy more valuable requirements of the company. In this article, readers will learn what to do when critical functionality is sacrificed and why in-house customization is not always a great option. When addressing functionality gaps, there are generally only four paths one can take.

Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meetings at the Spring 2018 API Standards Meeting
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June 25, 2018 By John Reynolds at Intertek

API's biannual meeting pertaining to downstream equipment standards was held in Seattle, Washington this past April. We've summarized some of the discussions and meetings of that you may find interesting, including the 2019 API Inspection and MI Summit, API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity updates, and the API Individual Certification Program.


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