Inspectioneering
May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
Date May/June 1997
Volume  3
Issue 3
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May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index


  • May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    In the Jan/Feb issue of the IJ, I mentioned how important the Management of Change (MOC) process is when it comes to maintaining safe, leak-free piping systems; stating that we in the inspection business cannot do it alone; that is, we taint the integrity of piping systems without a lot of help from operating personnel and operations support engineers.

  • May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Brear at ERA Technology Ltd., John Williamson at ERA Technology Ltd., and Bobby Wright, P.E. at Stress Engineering Services

    Reformer catalyst tubes are commonly manufactured from high strength, creep and corrosion resistant alloys. They are relatively thick walled and are usually produced by centrifugal casting. Their lives are limited by creep, driven by a combination of internal pressure and through-wall thermal stresses generated by operational transients. The typical composition for alloys for reforming service is 25/20 Cr/Ni with the generic reference HK40.

  • May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    Case 1: Fuel Gas to Boilers in boiler house: in 1992 two flanges were installed for installation of knock blinds. No degassing was completed. Both welds were radiographed and noted as acceptable. Case 2: Alky Unit Flare Header: No degassing completed in 1993 on multiple tie-ins. All of these tie-ins were radiographed and noted as acceptable. Case 3: Alky Unit flare Header: No degassing completed in 1993 on multiple tie-ins, all of these tie-ins were radiographed and noted as acceptable.

  • May/June 1997 Inspectioneering Journal

    A paper entitled, "Turnaround Scope Development Through Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Analysis," prepared by Shailendra K. Gupta and John E. Paisie, both senior reliability engineers with Sun Oil Company, Toledo, OH, USA, was presented at the recent NPRA Maintenance Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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