Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Services

Intertek provides Asset Integrity Management and life management support to infrastructure, facilities, and equipment through the conception, design, construction, commissioning, operations, and decommissioning phases.
 

In-Service Inspection

Intertek’s certified inspectors and examiners are available to support your In-Service Inspection needs within the refining, petrochemical, oil and gas, and power industries.
 

Surveying Services

Intertek onshore and offshore surveying services help customers meet engineering, construction, and asset record challenges. 

Engineering Services

Intertek’s engineering services offer world-recognized expertise in the fields of engineering and litigation support to the energy, petrochemical, power generation, chemical, and construction industries. 

Integrity Management Software

Intertek’s extensive database of software tools is used in a variety of applications and industries.
 

AWARE Software: improve the reliability and safety of equipment by organizing every aspect of inspection activities. 

 

 

 

 


Intertek's Inspectioneering Content

The Hierarchy of a Fixed Equipment Asset Integrity Management Program
September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

Did you ever wonder where you fit into the entire hierarchy of a fixed equipment asset integrity management (FE-AIM) program? Or who is responsible and accountable for what aspects of FE-AIM at your site? All the way from top management down to those doing the work at the field level? That’s what I will try to address in this article.

Highlights from API’s 2016 Spring Refining Standards Meeting: Subcommittee on Inspection (SCI)
May/June 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

This brief article contains updates and highlights related to the Subcommittee on Inspection (SCI) at the 2016 API Spring Refining Equipment and Standards Meeting.

Creating an Effective Inspection  Recommendation Management System
March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Mark Bell at Ethos Mechanical Integrity Solutions, and John Reynolds at Intertek

We have seen many different inspection recommendation management systems. Most of them struggle to effectively manage all inspection recommendations. However, a few of them are excellent. What makes an effective system?

A Tale of Two Operating Sites – The Difference in Quality of Two FEMI Programs
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

Once upon a time in the land of Ooze, there were two processing plants that boiled oil to make fuels and various other valuable petrochemical products. On one side of the river, rests a site called Perfecto Process Plant, while just across the river lies another plant called InZayna Zylum.

5 Major Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity Failures –  What Happened and Why?
July/August 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

Rarely is there a new and unknown cause of a major Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI) failure in the petrochemical and refining industry. This article briefly summarizes five major fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) failures from the petrochemical and refining industry.

The Top 10 Reasons for FEMI Failures in the Hydrocarbon Process Industries: Part 2
November/December 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

Based on my 45+ years of experience working with fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) issues in the refining and petrochemical processing industry, this article summarizes what I believe are the top 10 reasons why pressure vessels and piping systems continue to fail, thus causing significant process safety events (e.g. explosions, fires, toxic releases, environmental damage, etc.).

The Top 10 Reasons for FEMI Failures in the Hydrocarbon Process Industries: Part 1
September/October 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

Based on my 45+ years of experience working with fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) issues in the refining and petrochemical processing industry, this article summarizes what I believe are the top 10 reasons why pressure vessels and piping systems continue to fail, thus causing significant process safety events (e.g. explosions, fires, toxic releases, environmental damage, etc.).

The Three Tiers of Most Fixed Equipment  Mechanical Integrity (FEMI) Programs
May/June 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

There are typically three tiers to pass through for most fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) programs before they reach excellence in FEMI. In my 45 years in the FEMI business, I have observed FEMI programs in all three tiers (phases).

July/August 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

I have written numerous technical articles addressing how to improve your fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) program. This time I will deviate from the FEMI technologies and methodologies to address a topic that may be equally important to improving your FEMI program – managing your manager(s).

May/June 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

One of the reasons we continue to have too many fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) events in the refining and process industries is the lack of understanding and appreciation by site management for the hazards posed by the 101 FEMI issues.

January/February 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

A new API Individual Certification Program (ICP) will be offered soon to certify inspectors who perform quality assurance (QA) surveillance and inspection activities on new materials and equipment for the energy and chemical (E&C) industry. It is being developed by the API with the assistance of numerous, experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) involved in source inspection activities.

Event
November 15, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek on November 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM(CDT) and 2:00 PM(CDT) to discuss API 653 specifications and the importance of tank maintenance for keeping tanks reliable, safe and compliant. Microbiological contamination testing, tank calibration, 3D laser scanning, dimensional control and mobile inspection data management software will also be discussed.

Event
October 18, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek on October 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM(CDT) and 2:00 PM(CDT) to discuss some of the many failure analysis and forensic engineering techniques that support owners and operators in their efforts to ensure continued asset performance and more importantly the safety of site personnel.

Event
July 19, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek on July 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM(CDT) and 2:00 PM(CDT) to discuss key safety training and inspection techniques to help you, your personnel, and your equipment maximize productivity and minimize downtime.

Event
May 10, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek on May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CDT) and 2:00 PM (CDT) to discuss some of the many advanced NDT techniques, how they are used, why they are needed, and the benefits of using them versus conventional techniques in certain circumstances.

Event
June 14, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek on June 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CDT) and 2:00 PM (CDT) to discuss the complexity of not only recruiting qualified technical personnel, but also the added responsibilities, such as securing visas and work permits, negotiating local employment regulations, and ensuring national and international tax compliance.

Event
April 12, 2016, WEBINAR

Join the experts at Intertek AIM on April 12, 2016 for a live webinar at 10:00 AM (CDT) and 2:00 PM (CDT) to discuss extending asset life cycles, maximize operational productivity, and maintain safety.

Event
July 28, 2015, Spring, TX, USA

Presented by Intertek, this 3-day training course will help attendees prepare for the API Source Inspector exam. The preparatory course will closely follow the study guide and will enhance attendees’ knowledge, understanding and preparation for the exam. Courses held July 28-30 and August 4-6. Exam enrollment ends June 19.

Intertek Selected to Help Develop the World
News
Intertek, June 1, 2016

Intertek has been selected to deliver surveillance and quality assurance services to Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organization responsible for providing Europe’s contribution to building ITER, which when complete, will be the world's largest tokamak.

Intertek strengthens non-destructive testing services with acquisition of Hi-Tech Testing Services Inc (Hi-Tech)
News
Intertek, December 2, 2015

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has announced the successful completion of the transaction to acquire Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), under which Hi-Tech Testing Services, Inc. (Hi-Tech), a provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) services in the U.S. and part of PSI, will join Intertek's Industry Services business line.

Intertek agrees to acquire PSI for $330 million
News
Press Release, October 14, 2015

Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Professional Service Industries, Inc.

News
Press Release, April 30, 2015

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced that its USA-based Asset Integrity Management (AIM) In-Service Inspection group surpassed four million work hours without a lost-time accident or injury in January 2015.

News
February 4, 2015

Intertek has acquired Adelaide Inspection Services Pty Ltd, an Australian NDT service provider, for a total cash consideration of AUD 12 million (USD 9.3 million).

Blog
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.

Blog
February 2, 2015 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The development of advanced NDE techniques/tools is one of the reasons the inspection trade has taken significant steps forward in the last couple decades; and the advancements appear to be accelerating.  One of the many ways to keep up with advancing NDE technology is to attend the semi-annual NDE task group meetings at the Spring and Fall API Refining and Equipment Standards Meetings.  In fact, that T/G is planning to document many of the advanced NDE...

Online Article
March 7, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

Updated editions of both API 570 and API RP 580 were recently released by the American Petroleum Institute.