Inspectioneering
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
Date March/ April 2017
Volume  23
Issue 2
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March/April 2017 Article Index

The Piping Integrity Management Challenge
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Fernando Vicente at ABB, and Laza Krstin at ABB

Myths, challenges, and good practices related to process piping integrity management activities that help inspection and maintenance managers make the right decisions to develop cost-effective piping inspection plans without compromising the asset’s reliability or performance.

Executive Q&A with Clay White, Director of Mechanical Integrity for Phillips 66
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

Inspectioneering Founder and Chief Editor, Greg Alvarado, recently had the privilege to sit down with Clay White, Director of Mechanical Integrity for Phillips 66 (Downstream), to discuss the world of fixed equipment reliability in the refining and petrochemical industry.

An Overview of Flare Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Ibrahim Kodssi at ADGAS

Flare systems provide hydrocarbon facilities with safe and efficient discharge of relief and waste gases by controlled open flame burning. This article provides information on the selection, inspection, and maintenance of various types of flares.

The Impact of Drones on Industrial Facilities
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rami Mattar at Amerapex Corporation

Application of drones in industrial inspections is not new, although it is still performed by only handful of companies. Market penetration of this technology in the industrial space has been relatively slow.

A History of In-Line Inspection Tools
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Matt Ellinger at DNV GL

The purpose of this article is to describe the various in-line inspection (ILI) technologies that are currently available to the market. The pros, cons, and applicability of each type of tool will be discussed in greater detail.

Safe Operation of Aging Hydrogen Generation Plants
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Vibha Zaman, P.E. at Asset Optimization Consultants, and Leomar Penuela at Asset Optimization Consultants

This article discusses the use of the RBI methodology supplemented by a well-designed IOW program to assess and manage aging in fixed equipment and piping in hydrogen generation units.

Using Rolling Averages for IOW “Informational” Monitoring
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By A.C. Gysbers at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) have a subset of operating variables that are important for degradation monitoring, but may not have direct operational controls. Per API RP 584 Integrity Operating Windows, these are known as IOW Informational Limits, which are often neglected or misunderstood by operations or technical personnel within a plant.

Understanding Code Compliant Ultrasonic Testing
March/April 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Bob Lasser at Imperium, Inc.

Ultrasonic phased array allow for a variety of structures to be inspected without radiation or taking equipment out of service. Codes are now being developed which allow phased array systems as an acceptable inspection technique for many procedures.

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


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