January/February 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
Date January/February 2009
Volume  15
Issue 1
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January/February 2009 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • January/February 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Dan Carnevale at Danatronics Corporation

    Ultrasonic thickness gages have progressed a long way since their early development in the 1960's. The first thickness gages were large and bulky although they used the same conventional longitudinal (compressional wave) techniques still in use today. Thickness gages are used in a wide variety of industries including refineries, power plants, process control, oil and gas, transportation, automotive and manufacturing to name a few.

  • API RP 581 Risk-based Inspection Technology Demonstrating the Technology Through a Worked Example Problem
    January/February 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Lynne Kaley at Trinity Bridge LLC / Trinity Bridge Digital

    This article provides a unique opportunity to guide the reader through API RBI quantitative calculations per API RP 581, Second Edition, September 2008, using real data. The author guides you step by step from input data to final answers including, probability of failure, consequence of failure, financial and risk return and metrics usage, and inspection planning.

  • Pipeline Integrity References Update
    January/February 2009 Inspectioneering Journal

    Progress has been made in this area over the last 5 to 10 years. Here is a listing of helpful references for managing pipeline integrity that represents a lot of that progress and experience. It is by no means exhaustive. To the best of our knowledge the references are current. New editions and addenda may be in progress. It is the responsibility of IJ readers to perform more detailed research before using any of the referenced documents.

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