Inspection / Monitoring


7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels


Pressure vessels may become unusable if leaks are present and the internal pressure decays. It is critical that pressure vessels remain...

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures...

CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service


Monica Chauviere, an expert in the field of corrosion under insulation (CUI), reviews a white paper on the 'Selection of Coating Systems...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on a protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


The authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in the confusion over how coating...

How Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is Changing Sewer and Pipeline Asset Management How Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is Changing Sewer and Pipeline Asset Management How Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is Changing Sewer and Pipeline Asset Management How Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is Changing Sewer and Pipeline Asset Management


New closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras are used by water authorities and underground pipeline operators to inspect pipes, identify...

The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments


Laser scanning (profilometry) is a highly effective and accurate inspection method for measuring changes in geometry of pressurized vessels...

Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities


Non-intrusive inspections of pressure and process vessels are used to determine the internal condition of the equipment without having to...

Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management


Non-intrusive inspections (NII) are increasingly being considered as an alternative to the traditional internal visual inspection (IVI)...

An Introduction to the Alexander Cell An Introduction to the Alexander Cell An Introduction to the Alexander Cell An Introduction to the Alexander Cell


Cathodic protection monitoring measurements are concerned with the equilibrium of electrical potentials. The Alexander Cell establishes...

Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion


NDT inspectors are able to perform inspection services in difficult to access areas, including confined spaces, elevated areas, and on and...

Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines


Advancements in the corrosion field allow us to detect and control corrosion under insulation (CUI) in pipeline systems through...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines


In petrochemical refineries, the majority of pipeline failures are due to three corrosion mechanisms. This article discusses how to survey...

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Erosion corrosion affects critical equipment in aviation and other industries, so preventive measures are needed at the design stage itself...

Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels


Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who...

Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments


These helpful practices allow pipeline operators to get the most out of their External Corrosion Direct Assessments by isolating integrity...

The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys


Close interval surveys are an inspection tool that assesses and reduces the impact of external corrosion on pipelines in order to improve...

Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater


A tale of why I didn’t replace my 35-year-old hot water heater, or why most corrosion mitigation procurement practices are hopelessly...