A local industrial manufacturing facility requested that Induspec perform a process risk analysis on they key processes and infrastructure. One important finding from the audit was that a number of tanks, some of which were pressure vessels, had not been inspected for decades.
Induspec developed a software tool which outlined a detailed inspection process, modelled after the API 653 protocol. Induspec worked with the operation to develop a reasonable schedule for the scaffold erection, inspection and tank cleaning. In addition, Induspec obtained Confined Space Supervisor certification, along with regular confined space training. Induspec invested in the required safety and communication equipment so that Induspec could perform the entire scope of work to minimize overall cost and complexity.
Over the course of two years, Induspec performed extensive tank cleaning and inspection services to the client. Induspec utilized visual and photographic tools, laser levels, ultrasonic thickness gauges and dye penetrant testing along with finite element analysis of structural members to offer a very complete inspection service to the client. Any issues were identified and corrective designs were formulated and Induspec managed the corrective work and issued final reports to the customer by a Professional Engineer.
- Date January 9, 2019
- Tags Industrial