March/April 2008 Inspectioneering Journal
Date March/April 2008
Volume  14
Issue 2
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March/April 2008 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • March/April 2008 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    Over the years many in the oil and gas and chemical industry inspectors, engineers and managers have asked, "What happens at API meetings?" With the important regulatory and business initiatives in place and developing it is a good time to answer that question.

  • How to Prepare for an OSHA NEP Audit
    March/April 2008 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) (1) is now well underway, with 17 of 81 targeted refineries having been reviewed so far (2). OSHA launched the NEP in 2007 after the deadly incident at BP Texas City. As of March this year, OSHA claims to have uncovered 146 violations so far and recommended nearly $1 million in fines.

  • In-Service Above Ground Storage Tanks Inspection Robotics Technology Update
    March/April 2008 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Vincent Summa at TechCorr Inspection & Engineering

    A unique technique for inspecting the floors of aboveground storage tank's (AST) emerged in the late 90's based on in-service robotic technology. The technology has come a long way since then, with new inspection and tank cleaning capabilities, greater operational efficiency and a much broader user base. The number of tanks inspected using in-service robotics has now exceeded the 700 mark.

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