Inspection


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...

Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos


A case study in the structural strengthening and concrete repair practices for the ongoing operational efficiency and durability of...

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...

What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry?


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

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...

concrete surface preparation concrete surface preparation concrete surface preparation concrete surface preparation


Concrete may need to be prepared for repairs and overlays, or to clean and/or roughen the surface for the application of a subsequent...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Corrosion Assessment: 8 Corrosion Tests That Help Engineers Mitigate Corrosion Corrosion Assessment: 8 Corrosion Tests That Help Engineers Mitigate Corrosion Corrosion Assessment: 8 Corrosion Tests That Help Engineers Mitigate Corrosion Corrosion Assessment: 8 Corrosion Tests That Help Engineers Mitigate Corrosion


Corrosion testing is one of a corrosion engineer's most important responsibilities. Here we look at the top field and laboratory tests used.