November/December 1998 Inspectioneering Journal
Date November/December 1998
Volume  4
Issue 6
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November/December 1998 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • November/December 1998 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    In Part 1 of this article, in the last edition of the IJ, I introduced the work process that we use to assess the effectiveness of our pressure equipment integrity (PEI) management. It involves a self-assessment workbook filled out by site personnel, which is in turn reviewed and validated by a team of company auditors from outside the site. I also introduced the seven major categories of assessment that we conduct.

  • November/December 1998 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Michael Twomey at CONAM Inspection Inc., and Jay N. Rothbart at Conam Inspection Inc.

    We have been asked many times by existing and prospective users of PCMS (a computerized, inspection database management system), how many TMLs (Thickness Management Locations) should be installed per piping circuit. These inquiries must be addressed indirectly, because each specific site differs in its operation, mission and objectives. We firmly believe it is up to each site to make choices based upon their own circumstances. When pressed on the issue we have pointed toward a couple of papers published or generated within our User Community. While these provide cookbook methods, they do not encompass all the issues facing the User Group. Based upon the continuing questions in this area we decided to provide a review of the issues.

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