Industrial Inspections Articles

  • Marsden point oil refinery - Case study

    Project: Lining of floors & walls in Crude Oil Tank Location: Marsden Point Oil Refinery, New Zealand Owner: New Zealand Refining Company Engineer: Greg Bracey Sauereisen Representative:  Greg Wiggins, Pacific Concrete Protection Ltd. Products: No. 501 Conoweld ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Master hand hole (MHH) Plug welding recommendations - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin advises owners and operators of B&W equipment on the recommended seal welding procedure for Master Hand Hole (MHH) plugs. Problem MHH plugs are available in carbon steel (SA-181-70) or 2!4Cr-lMo (SA-182 F22 CL3) for installation in various header and piping materials. Some seal welding methods have resulted in weld ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Pump Maintenance in 7 Easy Steps

    When things are running smoothly it’s easy to overlook common maintenance chores and rationalize that it’s not worth the time to regularly inspect and replace parts. But nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that most facilities have several pumps performing a variety of functions that are integral to the successful operation of the plant. If a pump malfunctions it ...

  • Managing metallic pipe: a white paper on the significant developments in metallic pipe inspection approaches, services and technologies

    Traditionally, many utilities have been managing their aging metallic pipelines using a replacement approach, which prioritizes a pipe based on its age and failure history. While in some cases, pipe replacement is both financially defensible and necessary, age and failure history alone do not provide enough data to determine if replacement of a pipeline is necessary. In fact, the U.S. ...

  • Case Study: TankCam® Demo for Major Oil Client in Australia

    Tanknology, Inc. – the US based global leader in forecourt testing – is featuring a series of case studies that showcase significant projects performed by Licensees in its worldwide network. In the summer of 2016 Tanknology Australia completed a TankCam® demo for a large Major Oil company at a new retail fueling site on the Western outskirts of Sydney. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Element Inspection Criteria for Couplings

    Baldor-Dodge Raptor’s easy to assemble, patent-pending split rubber element significantly decreases total cost of ownership and extends driven equipment life. Designed for drop-in interchangeability, the Raptor offers easy installation and reduced maintenance in an innovative design. When it is time to inspect or maintenance the coupling, it is important to know what to look for so elements ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Handling Bulk Foods? Inspecting Them Can Save You Money

    A new white paper from Mettler-Toledo explains how bulk food inspection systems can protect consumers and minimise the risk of expensive product recalls by eliminating physical contaminants. Bulk food product inspection systems are specifically designed to inspect a wide range of loose, bulk foods at various stages of the production process. Despite frequently inspecting loose ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • New White Paper Explains How to Improve Safety Inspection of Pumped Food Lines

    A wide range of processed food passes through pipelines everyday, from meat and poultry to dairy products, and fruit and vegetables to confectionery. However, contamination detection in pumped products can prove challenging. Safeline X-ray's brand-new white paper entitled "Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products" explains how metal detection and x-ray pipeline inspection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Looking for Clues: Hamilton Demonstrates Value of Condition Assessment Program During Investigation of Critical Watermain

    In late 2015, the City of Hamilton, Pure Technologies (Pure) and Robinson Consultants worked together to perform an external investigation of a pipe section in the Woodward Greenhill Transmission Main (WGTM) to gain understanding of what was causing degradation in a specific geographical area. A 2014 condition assessment ...

  • Aircraft Engine Remote Visual Inspection

    An aircraft MRO center was in need of an easy to use borescope for use in a wide variety of applications on both turbine and piston powered aircraft. The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) from RF System Lab was selected because of its unique combination of features and very competitive price. Using the VJ-ADV, technicians are now able to conduct engine and airframe inspections quickly and easily, documenting ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Down Hole Motor Inspection

    There is an old familiar proverb about how “for want of a nail, a kingdom was lost”. The moral of this story is that the failure or lack of even a small item can, in certain circumstances, have a very big impact. A drilling operation uses lots of very expensive equipment and supplies, and requires the expertise of several very qualified workers. Ask anyone in the industry, and they ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Comparison of different radar-raingauge rainfall merging techniques

    The improvement of precipitation estimation with the use of radar-raingauge rainfall merging techniques is influenced by several factors, such as topography, storm types, raingauge network density for adjustment, data quality and the rainfall accumulation time. However, the influence of the raingauge network configuration on the performance of radar-raingauge merging methods is often ignored. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The importance of wastewater force main management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...

  • Black Box for Electrical Machines

    Abstract This article describes a specific monitoring system for electrical machines, called black box for electrical machines (Electrical Machines Black Box, EMBB).  Detailed analysis about problems of harmful working conditions that can occur on all electrical machines has been made. Based on these data and on measurement and control ...

  • The Importance of Wastewater Force Main Management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...

  • Digital management of video inspections gives Hydro-Québec a new vision of its electrical facilities

    Situation And Objectives 2007: Hydro-Québec deploys its Geographic Information System (GIS) to map a portion of its underground network of electrical facilities. While importing the corresponding data, the project team is forced to reckon with the monumental nature of the task at hand, as they come up against incomplete data, unwieldy paper files and non-standardized information. ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Replacement of Two Separator /Absorber Units at an Acid Regeneration Plant

    If professional engineers were asked to define a perfect world, their answer would no doubt include projects that were blessed with a clear and precise description of the requirements, a viable schedule, availability of materials, and a reasonable amount of design freedom. Of course there is no perfect world, so engineers must work with restrictions that vary from difficult to almost impossible. ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • A step closer toward maintenance-free gear

    Abstract—A difficult-to-predict electrical failure is the continuity failure. Pressure junctions are common problem sources for continuity failures. Available tools to search for pressure-junction problems include low-resistance testing, temperature monitoring using physical contact between sensor and heated part, pyrometer temperature monitoring, infrared photography, and visual ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • FE model updating of welded structures for identification of defects

    A non-destructive evaluation procedure for identifying defects using finite element (FE) model updating based on natural frequencies is presented in this paper. Welded structures that are intended to represent a common configuration used in automotive body construction are investigated. The first procedure is to find the measured natural frequencies of both benchmark and defective structures, by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural durability

    A multi-environmental time similarity (METS) theory for durability assessment and life prediction is presented in this paper. The METS theory is able to connect the field inspections and the indoor accelerated tests by introducing a third reference site, which has certain service life and similar aggressive environment to the study objective. Thus, the correlation between the field inspection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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