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As the industry continues to collect more data, many facilities are unable to confidently leverage it to drive better reliability decisions because they do not collect the correct type or amount of data, which leads to unknown risks.

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This is the first article in a new column. In each article, the author will explore how different parts of organizations can partner to discover new efficiencies, improved equipment integrity, and opportunities to capture additional margin.

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Like many processes, root cause analyses are only as good as the information being used. If critical data about the failure mechanism is lost during repairs, then this information will be unknown to the group trying to determine the root cause(s).

Authors: Inspector Frank
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In this Reynolds Wrap Up, the author will summarize his key takeaways from a recent robotics event, including interesting applications, challenges that robotic inspection suppliers still face, pros and cons of robotic and UAV inspection, and more.

Authors: John Reynolds
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Have you ever wondered why, even though inspection reports are one of the primary keys to a good MI program, they are so rarely reviewed? One of the things I always find when reviewing a program is the lack of concise inspection history.

Authors: Mike Hurley
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This retrospective takes a quick look at two of the most popular topics that were covered in Inspectioneering Journal last year: the accuracy of thickness readings and corrosion under insulation.

Authors: Greg Alvarado
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When you are dealing with an inspection technique that is poorly understood and a company representative that is downright combative, you get a perfect storm that can quickly lead to that particular technique losing its credibility.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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Temporarily or permanently installed thickness monitors can help to overcome shortcomings and uncertainties associated with manual ultrasonic inspections and can lead to significantly improved maintenance and asset replacement forecasting.

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Tyler Alvarado inspired people to try and be more engaged in their work and in their lives. To be passionate. He was the main reason this series of articles exist, because he inspired and challenged me to write them.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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A summary of some of the important topics that were discussed at the API Fall 2020 Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting that was held via virtual conferencing.

Authors: John Reynolds
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Tyler was a natural leader who made the people around him better. Inspectioneering would not be what it is today without his leadership, passion, and dedication to advancing the industry we’ve all grown to love.

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Tired of wasting precious time in meetings? Inspector Frank discusses the reasons why useless meetings occur while offering a military-inspired approach for determining when a meeting is needed and how to hold ones that are efficient and effective.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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Who is Inspector Frank? It is a valid question but I don’t want it answered specifically for some obvious reasons. I will share what I can though...

Authors: Inspector Frank
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Trying too hard to bring attention to the myriad concerns of a robust equipment integrity program can end up backfiring on you. You don’t want to be the “inspector who cried wolf” with no one listening when you actually have a problem.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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A summary of some of the important topics that were discussed at the API Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting that was held via virtual conferencing.

Authors: John Reynolds

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