Inspectioneering
September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal
Date September/October 2003
Volume  9
Issue 5
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September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index


  • September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal
    By P.E. Myers at Chevron Research & Technology Co.

    Recently an unnecessary financial incident was caused as a result of an inadequate tank inspection and failure to recognize the hazards of rain entering leaking fixed roofs of storage tanks. A bolted bladder tank upgrade was scoped for miscellaneous repairs including a bladder replacement. The terminal requested a tank inspection but limited the inspection to only certain accessible portions of the tank. The job was then scoped and cost estimated. Later additional funds had to be allocated to fix unanticipated problems that the inspection failed to reveal. These problems included severe internal corrosion of the bladder ring and the entire second course, which now must be replaced, but which was unanticipated after the tank had been inspected and the job cost estimated.

  • September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal

    On September 1, 2003 API has launched an exciting new service for the inspection industry - Individual Certification Program (ICP) Directory, an online listing of certified individuals. The new ICP Directory provides a free and easy to use method for locating inspectors by certification and/or by geographic location. Over the years, API has received many requests to publish the API Individual Certification Programs participants' information, so this program was long expected and much needed. Already since this information was first published on API's website, the ICP Directory drew over 2000 searches. Inspectors' participation in this listing is completely voluntary.

  • API Inspection Benchmarking Survey
    September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    The API Inspection Subcommittee has issued the second edition of their inspection benchmarking survey. We are encouraging as many sites, worldwide, to participate as possible, so that we have the most amount of data available for analysis and conclusions.

  • API TES - Tank Entry Supervisor Certification (TES)
    September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal

    API is currently developing a new Certification Program - Tank Entry Supervisor Certification (TES).

  • RAND Report Released
    September/October 2003 Inspectioneering Journal

    This newly issued (28 August, 2003) document reports the results of discussions with representatives of refining firms, technologies, and services providers, research institutions, and other organizations on current and future trends in the U.S. refining industry.


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