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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.

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.

Understanding Inspection Data Management Systems, Part 2: Selecting the Right IDMS
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June 6, 2018 By Efrain Rios at Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC

In the industry today, there are numerous applications being used to manage asset integrity information, i.e. data and records associated with design, construction, corrosion, inspection, process chemistry, and degradation remediation. In the second blog of this 5-part series, the author covers the most prominent steps in an IDMS selection process and the key areas beyond core functionality that must be considered to ensure that the right IDMS is selected.

Understanding Inspection Data Management Systems, Part 1:  An Overview of Common Issues and Causes
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April 16, 2018 By Efrain Rios at Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC

In the industry today, there are numerous applications being used to manage asset integrity information, i.e. data and records associated with design, construction, corrosion, inspection, process chemistry, and degradation remediation. As the first article in a 5-part series, this is intended to provide readers with an overview of inspection data management systems (IDMS), how they help support mechanical integrity assessments, and some common challenges that users face.

Reynolds Wrap Up:  API Publishes Helpful Guide on Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI) Standards
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February 27, 2018 By John Reynolds at Intertek

In 2017, a joint-initiative from API and AFPM released a helpful brochure that summarizes all the key API standards that deal with fixed equipment mechanical integrity. It describes the latest edition of 42 API standards addressing FEMI issues, including fabrication, construction, in-service inspection, engineering evaluation, maintenance, and more.

Partner Content

ASTM International in partnership with the Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI), launched the Common NDE Methods eLearning Course to serve as an introduction to the nondestructive examination (NDE) methods outlined in the ASME Section V. Click to find out more.

8 Common Infrared Measurement Errors
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February 19, 2018

Infrared (IR) thermometry has been used for over forty years to monitor tube metal temperatures in refining and chemical furnaces. Recently, IR thermometry has been criticized in the industry for delivering inaccurate readings; however, this is often due to poorly applied and interpreted results. Several of the most common IR measurement errors include...

Washington OSHA Releases Draft Language for its PSM Standard for Refineries
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February 7, 2018 By Daniel J. Grucza at Hunton & Williams LLP

Last October, we saw the State of California implement its “PSM for Refineries” standard and now the State of Washington’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) appears to be following suit, releasing draft language to adopt a rule of its own. This new chapter will only apply to Process Safety Management (PSM) for petrochemical refining facilities.


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