July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal
Date July/August 2002
Volume  8
Issue 4
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July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Mike Badeen at Phillips 66 Co., Mark Geisenhoff at Flint Hills Resources, and Lynne Kaley at Trinity Bridge LLC / Trinity Bridge Digital

    Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) is an emerging technology available to plant engineers and managers as theyapply risk directed activities to prioritize work and available resources for equipment management. This paper describes the learning of highly experienced RBI users, sharing results of implementation in their plants. The advantages of making and documenting reasonable assumptions will be explored.

  • July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Mark Geisenhoff at Flint Hills Resources

    Risk Based Inspection (RBI) analysis is a powerful tool that all of us can use to help with the complex issues of risk. The opportunities for application are exciting and open the door for new ways of conducting business and focusing resources. Along with these new and exciting opportunities comes the responsibility for all of us to apply RBI in a responsible manner.

  • July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal

    ABSA is the regulatory body governing practices related to pressure vessel and piping integrity for the Canadian province of Alberta.

  • July/August 2002 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Philip Myers at Chevron Texaco

    One of the most important steps involved with regard to tank inspection, using API Standard 653, is establishing the internal inspection interval. API 653 says, "Section Internal inspection is primarily required to: a. Ensure that the bottom is not severely corroded and leaking. b. Gather the data necessary for the minimum bottom and shell thickness 1 assessments detailed in Section 6. As applicable, these data shall also take into account external ultrasonic measurements made during in-service inspections (see 6.3.3).........."

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