5 entries found for "Inspection"

  National Regulation 13 in Brazil

by Paul Sheriff, 3/31/2021

Tags: Inspection Mechanical Integrity Regulation

Although Risk Based Inspection is well recognised as a good practice it has not been adopted by every country in the world. Brazil in particular has its own Regulatory Standard known as NR13 which it uses to set out some minimum time-based safety standards for the management and inspection of steam boilers, pressure vessels, some metal storage tanks and their interconnecting pipes. Hopefully the adoption of Risk Based Inspection is not far away.


  A Practical Way to Incorporate the New PHMSA Underground Gas Storage Requirements Into your MI Program

by Michael Hurley, 3/11/2021

Tags: Damage Mechanisms Inspection Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Regulation Risk Analysis Risk Based Inspection Risk Management

PHMSA has out a new rule for underground natural gas storage facilities (UNGSFs). This is practical approach to incorporating gas wells into your mechanical integrity program with the rest of your surface and subsurface assets.


  Other Benefits of Risk Based Inspection Implementation

by Travis Gaston, 6/9/2020

Tags: Data Collection Data Validation Human Factors Inspection Risk Based Inspection

Aside from the direct benefits of implementing a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program such as cost savings, optimized inspection planning, and reduced risk, RBI programs have a number of other benefits. This article looks at some of these secondary benefits including equipment verification, better organization of data, deeper understanding of facility status, and improved inter-team collaboration.


  Insights on Improving Inspection Effectiveness

by Don Conger, 7/30/2019

Tags: Data Collection Inspection Risk Based Inspection

Don Conger, Senior Consultant at AOC, discusses the inherent subjectivity of evaluating inspection effectiveness. Too much subjectivity can lead to inconsistent results in your inspection effectiveness evaluation. This subjectivity can be mitigated through up-front activities including training, documentation, quality control, and planning.


  Announcing Our New Inspection Services Group

by Scott Jones, 3/26/2019

Tags: Inspection Office Life

Scott Jones, President of AOC, talks about our decision to add an Inspection Service Group to our team. This addition to AOC is indicative of our continued commitment to providing high quality services to our clients and partners.