January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal
Date January/February 2007
Volume  13
Issue 1
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January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • 99 Diseases of Pressure Equipment: Brittle Fracture
    January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    In previous parts of this series, I have covered many corrosion and degradation issues, some environmental cracking diseases, metallurgical degradation mechanisms, issues associated with welding and some external corrosion problems. In part 14, I’m going to cover one of the most insidious “diseases” associated with process equipment that can and does cause catastrophic pressure equipment failures: brittle fracture.

  • January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal

    Since the publication of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156, "Petroleum and natural gas industries- Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production," in December 2003, the ISO Maintenance Panel set up to maintain this widely used standard and the Oversight Committee, NACE Task Group (TG) 299, has reviewed and approved 15 proposals for change to the standard.

  • January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal

    NACE International has approved two highly anticipated standards dedicated to the control of internal pipeline corrosion.

  • January/February 2007 Inspectioneering Journal

    On July 20, 2003, a release of chlorine gas from the Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) chemical plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, resulted in injuries to seven plant workers and issuance of a shelter-in place advisory for residents within a 0.5-mile radius. On July 29, 2003, a 1-ton cylinder at the same plant released its contents to the atmosphere, fatally injuring a plant worker by exposing the worker to contaminated antimony pentachloride. On August 13, 2003, two workers at the plant were exposed to hydrogen fluoride requiring hospitalization for one of those workers.

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