March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
Date March/April 1997
Volume  3
Issue 2
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March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    Dr. David Wang, Shell Oil Company, reviewed the status of PERF project 95-11, Advanced Acoustic Emission for On-Stream Inspection, with NACE task group T-3L-14 (acoustic emission), at the Corrosion '97' conference in New Orleans, LA, on March 10, 1997. This project is still open to membership.

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Del Underwood at Det Norske Veritas

    Continuing with the theme "a billiard ball on the end of a fly rod," this month we will look at one alternative to mounting a heavy block valve on a small diameter nipple in vibrating conditions. A popular situation is where the purpose of the branch is to feed process control metering, which is generally located some distance from the product flow line.

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    This is the second in a series of articles on piping inspection. In the last article, I enumerated four inspection issues that I believe contribute to inadequate piping mechanical integrity in the hydrocarbon process industry.

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    The API Commitment on Refinery Equipment (CRE) has chartered a task group to develop an API recommended practice (RP 580), which will detail all the vital aspects of Risk-Based Inspection. This standard will not detail or propose any one specific RBI procedure, but will detail all the important aspects, issues and concerns that a valid RBI procedure could and/or should consider.

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    "The times they are a changing." Our business paradigm is going through tremendous changes, as most of our readers can attest to. Look at the mega-mergers looming and happening in the petroleum business along with the tight margins most of them operate on.

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