integrity inspection Articles

  • Integrity Inspection of Above Ground Storage Tanks

    40 CFR 112.7 requires integrity inspection of containers subject to this regulation. Where applicable, inspection to a nationally recognized standard is required. Where there is no standard, good engineering judgment is allowed. This paper discusses commonly used national standards for inspection and methods of implementing common and less common inspection strategies. It gives owner/operators ...

  • Using pipeline integrity rule for pipeline inspections

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared with other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because it is ever present at the location for its useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Integrity management: how direct assessment is improving pipeline inspection

    Oil and gas pipelines have been around for well over a century, and some of the earliest constructed are still in service today.  Although early pipelines were made of wood, and in the past few decades plastics and composite materials have increased in popularity, the vast majority of pipelines in service today are constructed with steel.  Like any pipe material, steel pipe has its ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

  • Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections – In-Service Robotics Tank Inspections

    This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional procedure for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Industry under a microscope: improving the reliability and sensitivity of inline inspection tools improves overall pipeline integrity

    The oil and gas pipeline industry has been under close scrutiny for a long time. It leads the way as one of the most regulated industries in the world, and for good reason.  With so many safety-related, social and environmental factors at stake, comprehensive regulation ensures rigorous standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of O&G pipeline systems. Global ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • DAM GOOD ROVS - The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program

    Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers in the inspection and maintenance of hydro dam facilities is a practice that will remain central to the effective running of these ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Improving integrity - Bulk Storage

    IKM Consulting’s Alistair Kean reports on recent guidance that aims to improve the integrity of bunds and aboveground storage tanks for petroleum, petroleum products and other fuels. Two new publications, authored by IKM Consulting*, provide the first comprehensive Europe-wide review of the design process for environmental protection, below and within bunds for above-ground storage tank ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Case study - Dallas Water Utilities - Electromagnetic Inspection

    Service: Electromagnetic Inspection Client: Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) Department of Public Works Project Date: May 2009 Type of Pipeline: Water Main Diameter: 72-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 2.95 miles Results: 6 pipe sections with wires broken The 72-inch Simpson Stuart Supply Main, owned and operated by City of Dallas, Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) is a ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Risk-based asset integrity management

    Within the area of management of process plant integrity, there has been a significant shift toward the adoption of risk-focused methods such as reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and risk based inspection (RBI), rather than following traditional preventative maintenance methods and prescriptive inspection intervals. There are various reasons for this trend, but the primary benefit that asset ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - City of Rockville - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

    Service: PureRobotics - Robotic Pipeline Inspection Client: City of Rockville Project Date: July 2010 Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 53,000 feet Results: 3 pipe sections identified at risk Insertion of Pipeline Inspection Robot Pure Technologies (Pure) was contracted to provide robotic pipeline inspection ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • When mastering video inspection data is Synonym of performance

    Situation And Objectives In 2007, following the acquisition of a Geographic Information System (GIS), electricity giant Hydro-Québec decided to undertake a major initiative to supply this new system with information on its public utility assets. The goal was an ambitious one: gather and sort data on over 3,000 assets over a 24-month period. At a time when zoom camera inspection was ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • `Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections - In Service Robotics Tank Inspections,` presented at the 2004 NPRA Environmental Conference

    Abstract This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

    ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. An ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Lafarge Cement In-Company Integrated Lead Auditor Training

    Lafarge required a programme to train their lead auditor team in cross-function auditing for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. In particular, how they integrate with each other and the links, differences and similarities between all three systems.  Based around its own Integrated Management Systems, the initial focus of the course considered the similarities ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • How to integrate ISO 14001 environmental management systems with quality management systems

    Can the Quality and Environmental Management Systems be integrated into one system?Yes, that can easily be done whether you already have your QMS in place or you are starting new. Integration of the EMS and the QMS can result in a substantial cost saving for your organization.With recent revisions and upgrades, the ISO standards have become more compatible with each other. For example, in the ...


    By 14000 Store

  • Integrated SUDS scheme overcomes challenges at low-lying manufacturing facility

    The sustainable drainage system developed by ACO Water Management for Kybotech's new timber processing facility in Nottinghamshire fully integrates a number of SUDS processes to successfully overcome the site's many challenges. Situated in a restricted low-lying position close to the watertable, the system first removes all oil deposits and sawdust carried in run-off from both the handling yard ...


    By ACO Group

  • New Italian norms to regulate the non-destructive inspections in the manufacturing and in the maintenance of parts of hydraulic machinery

    Introduction This paper presents two proposals of norms (standards) which have been discussed by a Working Group of UNI (Ente Italiano di UNIficazione, Italian expression of ISO) during 1998-2000, and will be soon submitted to examination by the technical verification commission of UNI. These proposals aim to provide procedures to perform and evaluate inspections on parts of hydraulic machinery ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

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