Inspection


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...

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management


A model for material management called Corrosion Knowledge Management (CMK) may be applied by both corrosion experts and non-corrosionists...

Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools


In this case study, oil and gas offshore facility operators confront the high cost and safety issues associated with retrieving corrosion...

How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools


Substandard tools are insufficient for monitoring and testing pipelines or other equipment in the refining and process industries. The...

How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets


Metal corrosion is inevitable, but it can be monitored and measured with corrosion coupons. The right tool facilitates inserting and...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2)


In Part 2 of this series, nondestructive testing techniques for detection of corrosion under insulation are explained and compared.

Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1)


A renowned corrosion expert provides a technical overview of changes to AS/NZS 2312.1:2014 'Guide to the protection of structural steel...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1)


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

CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged


A common myth is that if the jacketing is intact then there can’t possibly be any corrosion under insulation (CUI). Helpful advice for...

Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors


Inspectors with previous marine experience tend to have a better feel for the ebb and flow of a project—however, even experienced marine...

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Proper pre-planning and deciding what data to collect are essential to the efficacy and cost effectiveness of both baseline surveys and...

8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program


From understanding operating conditions to managing data and planning maintenance, here are best practices that are required to effectively...

Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification


Before writing a protective coating specification, an independent survey must be done to assess the condition of coatings and substrates,...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems


In order to ensure corrosion control of underground or submerged metallic structures, periodic function testing and troubleshooting of...

What is Quality Control? What is Quality Control? What is Quality Control? What is Quality Control?


Quality control on a job site is often standardized by regulatory agencies in a way that makes it completely objective, and hence...