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June 19, 2017 By John Reynolds at Intertek

Updates and developments related to the 2019 API Inspection Summit, SCIMI code, standard, and recommended practices, and the API Individual Certification Program (ICP).

8 Essential Features of Field Data Collection Technology
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June 14, 2017 By Ken Latino at GE Digital

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created immense excitement and promise for industrial facilities. Having connected assets that continuously monitor their own health and feed that information back in a way that is timely and actionable will drive business outcomes and help organizations achieve loftier goals. The challenge today is that many of our assets are not yet “connected” or “intelligent,” meaning that they are not yet outfitted with the health monitoring instrumentation that...

OSHA Issues Two PSM Reports for Facilities Storing Highly Hazardous Chemicals
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June 1, 2017 By Nickole C. Winnett at Jackson Lewis P.C.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two reports on the safe management of hazards by small businesses and storage facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals in business processes.

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April 27, 2017 By Tyler Alvarado at Inspectioneering

While the Journal remains the cornerstone of Inspectioneering, we've broadened our scope to work toward a more comprehensive and diverse offering.

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February 27, 2017 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The 2017 API Inspection Summit in Galveston was another big success, as evidences by the critique sheets of attendees. Another attendance record was set with 1406 registered attendees, all of whom had choose among nearly 200 different presentations over the three day span.

Global, simultaneous inspection with Acoustic Emission Testing
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AET is a powerful, non-intrusive inspection technique to verify the structural integrity of pressure vessels, spheres, high-temperature reactors and piping, coke drums, above-ground storage tanks, cryogenic storage tanks, and more.

Announcing Inspectioneering's 2017 Editorial Board
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January 16, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

In 2017 we are adding several new members to Inspectioneering’s Editorial Board. This team of industry subject matter experts will guide the direction of the Journal and other Inspectioneering resources for years to come.

Ring in the New Year by Committing to a Culture of Safety
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January 3, 2017 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 a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, comprised from approximately 32,000 workplace inspections by federal OSHA staff.

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December 29, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The Fall API Standards Meeting was incredibly productive and addressed, among other issues, the API Inspection Summit, balloting for the 11th edition of API 510, and improvements to the inspection section of each damage mechanism in API RP 571.

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October 27, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

I hope by now, everyone is aware that the next API Inspection Summit will be held again at the Galveston Convention Center from January 31– February 2, 2017.

The Future of NDT Looks Bright from ASNT's Annual Conference
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October 27, 2016 By Hannah Boon at Inspectioneering, LLC

ASNT’s 2016 Annual Conference took place this week in Long Beach, CA and was a special event celebrating “75 years of Success in Creating a Safer World.” The event brought together over 2,000 technicians, researchers, and other professionals from around the world to discuss ideas, best practices, new technologies, and lessons learned on nondestructive testing (NDT). With more than 200 exhibitors, there was certainly something to gain for everyone in the NDT community.

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October 18, 2016 By Lynne Kaley at Trinity Bridge LLC / Trinity Bridge Digital

Seasoned and knowledgeable inspectors are becoming harder and harder to keep. But using some of the industry documents in a smart way, inspectors with less experience can perform like an inspector with many more years of experience and even develop a great materials specialty with practice.

My, how times have changed...
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October 13, 2016 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering

Over 20 years ago, in the January/February 1996 issue of Inspectioneering Journal, we invited readers to participate in a brief survey concerning industry and non-industry topics. We recently unearthed the results to this survey and I thought our readers might get a kick out of some of the questions and responses.

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September 12, 2016 By Lynne Kaley at Trinity Bridge LLC / Trinity Bridge Digital

Experienced material specialists are in short supply and high demand these days. So if you are lucky enough to have one at your disposal, how can you squeeze the most out of that opportunity?

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August 25, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

Sometimes with our busyness with the “Daily Grind”, we can forget about our most important mission – prevention of a big event caused by an unanticipated fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) failure. Those big events are the ones that get a lot of media attention, cost many tens of millions of dollars, cause big losses of production & capacity, and worst of all, may result in fatalities.

Maximum OSHA Fines for Safety Violations Increase by 78%
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August 25, 2016 By Nickole C. Winnett at Jackson Lewis P.C.

The first increases to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for violations of safety regulations since 1990 went into effect on August 1, 2016. The increases are substantial: the maximum penalties have increased by 78 percent.


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