Inspectioneering
September/October 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
Date September/October 2009
Volume  15
Issue 5
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September/October 2009 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index


  • September/October 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    Knowing what needs to be accomplished in order to achieve excellence in pressure equipment integrity (PEI) is one thing, but knowing how to organize it all for success is quite another. I have previously written numerous articles for the IJ about what all needs to be accomplished (1-2). In this article (and 10 articles to come with more details) I will show how to organize all this \"PEI stuff\" to achieve overall success in order to make sure that everything that needs to be accomplished, is accomplished using management systems (MS) and work process (WP) descriptions.

  • Obtaining Leak Free Bolted Joint Operation by Returning to Basics
    September/October 2009 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Warren Brown at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Wayne McKenzie at Syncrude Canada, and Shane Ryan at Syncrude Canada

    Leakage of pressure vessel and piping bolted joints in refineries is an unnecessary hazard, with high associated cost, that can be easily rectified using currently available technology. There have been advances in gasket testing technology in recent years that have allowed great improvements to be made in the specification of gaskets for refinery applications. This minimizes the likelihood of joint leakage and results in reduce operating cost. In addition, there have also been advances in joint assembly procedures that have enabled significant reduction in joint assembly times, while resulting in a better final gasket stress distribution and therefore lower likelihood of leakage.

  • September/October 2009 Inspectioneering Journal

    A U.S. refiner said it is examining pipes and systems at its U.S. facilities in the wake of a May 2009 fire at a 178,000-barrel-per-day refinery.


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