Inspectioneering
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
Date January/ February 2017
Volume  23
Issue 1
Return to Journal Index
Subscribe Today for Full Access

January/February 2017 Article Index

Piping Inspection – Much More Than Thickness Monitoring
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Israel D. Martinez at ORPIC

Evaluating remaining wall thickness of an asset is not enough to ensure its continued safe operation. Proactive strategies should be implemented to assess the entire environment affecting an asset’s condition, including the development of more effective inspection plans.

January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal

Historically, if asked when or how likely an austenitic series stainless steel component is to crack, corrosion engineers usually answered “very” or “maybe” or, later, “I didn’t see that coming.” With the introduction of API’s formal risk assessment methodology, that situation has changed over the past 20 years.

Top Integrity Challenges: Oil and Gas Surface Facilities
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Abdelmounam Sherik at Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center, Mark Rosa, PE at Harvard Business School, and Abderrazak Traidia at Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center

This article summarizes a comprehensive survey conducted by the Research & Development Center (R&DC) of Saudi Aramco to understand top corrosion damage mechanisms experienced by its operating onshore surface facilities.

Risk Management (RBI/Reliability) in a Lean Operating Environment and Uncertain Future
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Edwin A. Merrick, PE at The Augustus Group

This article presents a perspective on the human factor and emphasizes the value of using risk tools at all levels in the organization to help provide management focus during times of severe economic pressure.

Identifying Common Mistakes in Inspection Interval Determination
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Chuck Provost at Sentinel Integrity Solutions

Some facilities lead the industry with streamlined RBI/IOW programs, and some facilities are just implementing standard calendar-based programs. Both are still susceptible to inspection interval gaps.

Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Drive Improvements in Reliability and Maintenance
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By David Aldrich at North Highland, and Teri Mendelovitz at North Highland

This article covers where to start, what to look for, and how to execute a data and systems-focused performance improvement project that can drive large overhead savings.

Fifty Important Roles & Responsibilities of the Plant Corrosion/Materials Specialist
January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By John Reynolds at Intertek

In this article, the roles and responsibilities of the corrosion and materials SME will be outlined as I see them, fully recognizing that there is probably no one person out there with all the knowledge and skills suggested herein.

January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Justin Nickel at PK Technologies

Today’s intelligent technology can provide is interoperability, mobile data collection, cascading questions, picture referencing, photo annotation, data funneling and cost savings. Take a closer look at some of the benefits intelligent technology can provide.

Fitness for service: a powerful tool to keep your plant running safely
Partner Content

FFS assessment techniques are applicable to a wide range of damage types: LTA's, cracks, creep damage, dents, and more. These are very powerful analytical tools that often allow operators to not only keep the plant running, but to keep it running safely.


Inspectioneering Journal

Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

Company Directory

Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

Job Postings

Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

Event Calendar

Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

Industry News

Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.

Blog

Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.

Acronyms

Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.

Asset Intelligence Reports

Download brief primers on various asset integrity management topics.

Videos

Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.