Fixed Equipment Reliability (FER)

Fixed Equipment Reliability (FER)

Company Profile

Fixed Equipment Reliability (FER) is a leading provider of API and NDE inspection services, helping clients to meet OSHA Regulation 1910.119 requirements for managing the mechanical integrity of equipment to prevent chemical releases. Our approach to success is simple: anticipate our clients' needs and adapt to the changing industry. In the digital age, many inspection departments are switching to cloud-based data gathering using tablets and other mobile devices. To streamline the process of acquiring and analyzing data in our clients' databases (such as Meridium, PCMS, UltraPIPE, and other IDMS Programs), we have developed custom software that eliminates common errors in manual data entry. The process has been successfully implemented in turnarounds and projects alike since the inception of the company. Our team of inspection and quality assurance specialists, with a deep understanding of various data management systems, allows us to stand out from the competition in the field of process management.

In addition to our expertise in inspection and data management, we pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate and adapt to our clients' needs. Whether it's custom software development or field execution, we are committed to delivering top-quality services to ensure the safety and reliability of our clients' equipment. With a team of experienced professionals and a track record of success, FER is the go-to choice for API and NDE inspection services.

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Corporate Headquarters
329 N. 10th Street
La Porte, TX 77571 United States

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Mechanical Integrity Implementation

The FER team has a deep understanding of IDMS programs and extensive experience with databases. They can work on both the front and back end of programs for implementation and optimization, using their real-life field experience to optimize databases for efficiency and code integrity.

Rope Access

Rope access is a safe and cost-effective method for completing tasks such as NDE, insulation, welding, bolt torquing, equipment blinding, painting, and sand blasting. Rope access trades have an excellent safety record and also saves up to 75% of business costs by eliminating scaffolding.

Turnaround Planning and Execution

FER's full-time turnaround team has extensive experience in planning and executing turnarounds, with over 110 completed and a wealth of quality inspector contractors. They have a deep understanding of turnaround coordination, planning, and repair plans.

Advanced NDT/NDE Services

FER provides advanced NDE/NDT services, using trained and certified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to accurately detect anomalies, analyze their characteristics, and assist clients in making cost-effective decisions to prevent asset damage and improve equipment reliability.

Refractory Inspection Services

FER offers refractory inspection services with API 936 certified inspectors and expertise in new engineering designs and installation methods. We provide consulting and problem-solving throughout the installation process and offer API 936 shop surveillance to ensure quality assurance.

Tank Services

FER provides full API 653 tank inspections. These services include coordination and supervision of tank construction ensuring code compliance at every juncture. FER provides AUT crawlers, MFL, and tank floor evaluation.

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