November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal
Date November/December 2004
Volume  10
Issue 6
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November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Detection at up to 370C (698F)
    November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal

    Accounts with shop validation on carbon steel samples prior to field trials, on an in-service C 1/2 Mo vessel, were reported at a recent industry conference. The studies were successful in the laboratory and appear to make sense in field trials on a C 1/2 Mo, in-service vessel.

  • November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Julian Speck at TWI Ltd., and Dr. Brian Cane

    Demanding cleaner fuels Environmental regulators drive refiners to introduce bottom-of-the barrel conversion hydroprocessing units, to produce cleaner fuels. These include hydrotreaters and hydrocrackers with reactors that operate at high temperature, and pressure and in the presence of hydrogen. (Catalytic reforming units are in the same category, with respect to the challenge of ensuring the integrity of reactor vessels).

  • November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Richard D. Roberts at Quest Integrity Group

    Reliable "intelligent pig technology" is now readily available to the refining industry which can provide quick / comprehensive inspection to both "convection" and "radiant" sections in process furnace piping coils. Both tabular data formats along with 2D / 3D high-resolution color graphics of the test results are immediately produced on site showing tube/pipe wall thinning, bulging, swelling, and ovality.

  • New API Inspector Certification Endorsement Program (ICEP)
    November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal

    Several new API inspection recommended practices exist in which inspectors need to be knowledgeable and qualified. This article details some of those standards.

  • November/December 2004 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    Unfortunately there is a recurring theme of pressure equipment integrity incidents in the hydrocarbon process industry which has been identified by the API and that is leaks and fires caused by the inadvertent substitution of materials of construction in piping systems - the so called positive materials identification (PMI) incidents.

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