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

    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...

    Authors: Del Underwood
    March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    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.

    Authors: John Reynolds
    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...

    March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    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.

    Authors: Greg Alvarado

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