July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
Date July/August 2012
Volume  18
Issue 4
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July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • Announcing a Joint Industry Project on HTHA
    July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal

    We have recently learned of one organized joint industry project (JIP) that was announced at the Spring 2012 API Refining meeting. As information has become available we have decided to present it to our readership.

  • July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Robert C. Davis at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

    At most operating facilities, a significant amount of time, effort, and money is expended on problem flanged joints that repeatedly leak. Joints that are repeatedly tightened online, that require installation of leak clamps, or that have resulted in unplanned outages to fix leaks are costly and unsafe.

  • July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Cliff Knight, P.E. at KnightHawk Engineering, Inc.

    Steam turbines exist in most every major industrial facility. Many of these turbines have been running for years and have been very stable. Typically, after a period of time, the equipment is shut down for maintenance during a planned outage. It is more common than not that the turbine will experience problems after the shutdown and perhaps even failure or high vibration will occur.

  • July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Kent Coleman at Electric Power Research Institute

    Boiler and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) tube failures have been the primary availability problem for operators of conventional fossil-fueled and combined-cycle power plants for as long as reliable statistics have been kept for each generating source.

  • July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    The question of how to set risk targets is a logical one and should be addressed prior to or in the very early stages of RBI implementation. This article will guide readers through the basic elements required to address this question within an organization, as all companies do not have the same risk philosophy and can adapt these elements to fit their own.

  • The Role of Continuous Improvement in Achieving Excellence in Pressure Equipment Integrity and Reliability
    July/August 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    This is the last out of the ten articles in this series. Clearly, Continuous Improvement (CI) has a major role in achieving excellence in PEI&R. All the advances we’ve made over the years in achieving excellence in PEI&R stems from our continuous improvement programs to apply new and better techniques and methods by learning from what has already occurred.

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