September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
Date September/October 2016
Volume  22
Issue 5
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September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • Choosing the Right Smart Pigging Technology – Lessons Learned
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Tim Haugen at Quest Integrity Group

    Although all ultrasonic smart pigging providers claim the ability to detect wall thinning and tube deformations to some degree, the inspection surface coverage, resolution, minimum wall thickness detection and reporting capabilities may vary drastically from one service provider to the next. Knowing your provider’s capabilities is crucial for ensuring the integrity of your assets, as one refinery recently discovered.

  • Detecting and Quantifying Cracks Using Eddy Current Array
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Kimberley Hayes at Olympus

    Detecting, quantifying, and sizing indications characterized as a “crack” in critical equipment have long been the global benchmark of asset integrity programs. Therefore, the increased precision that inspection programs obtain using advanced technologies can dynamically improve the overall assessment.

  • Integrating and Planning Maintenance Activities  in Oil and Gas Installations
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Tata L.N. Murthy at Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd

    For all operators, a system made up of a variety of equipment must be available to carry out continued operations. Planning plays a vital role in the success of major maintenance projects. Integrating all departments in the maintenance plan can save operators time and money, can increase equipment availability, and can help ensure the activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Vanta XRF Analyzer: Redefining PMI, Ruggedness, and Ease of Use
    Partner Content

    The Vanta handheld XRF is Olympus’ first full spectrum PMI analyzer that is IP65 rated and drop tested. The analyzer provides accurate, repeatable material chemistry and alloy grade matching in as little as 1–2 seconds. Operation is simple with an intuitive touch screen and swipe interface. Optional Wi-Fi, with the Olympus Scientific Cloud, provides seamless connectivity for efficient data and fleet management.

  • Program Evergreening and Sustainability Assistance is Key to Establishing Successful Integrity and Reliability Programs
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Kevin Birkby at PinnacleART

    Integrity and reliability personnel at processing facilities are no strangers to initiatives to improve processes in the pursuit of establishing best-in-class reliability programs. It is common practice for operators to enlist help from third parties that specialize in implementation of programs like Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Asset Management.

  • Remote Integrity Monitoring of High Criticality Equipment in Real Time
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Dr. Jake Davies at Permasense Ltd.

    Remote monitoring solutions are making it possible to avoid sending personnel into harsh environments without forgoing the essential data gathering that keeps assets safely operating.

  • September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By James Cheng at Bureau Veritas

    Having a systematic, proven methodology for effectively qualifying suppliers is extremely important. Supplier Technical Assessments, or “vendor assessments,” help buyers evaluate suppliers’ qualifications when considering their capabilities to manufacture specified industrial components or provide the desired services.

  • The Hierarchy of a Fixed Equipment Asset Integrity Management Program
    September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    Did you ever wonder where you fit into the entire hierarchy of a fixed equipment asset integrity management (FE-AIM) program? Or who is responsible and accountable for what aspects of FE-AIM at your site? All the way from top management down to those doing the work at the field level? That’s what I will try to address in this article.

  • September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    Risk-based inspection (RBI) programs and processes are front and center, both as a challenge to get it right, and as an integral tool and process to help us achieve success in risk management and equipment reliability. It has to be implemented, maintained, sustained, and in a state of continuous improvement over time in order to achieve the desired results.

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