How Often Should Vessels Be Inspected?
How old is your distillation vessel? The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) specifies that pressure vessels shall be inspected at 1/2 of the remaining vessel life, or 10 years, whichever is less. Whenever the remaining life is less than 4 years, the inspection interval may be the full remaining life, up to a maximum of 2 years. The inspection interval will be established by the inspector based on vessel condition and corrosion rates found during the first and consecutive inspections. If your distillation vessel has never been inspected, now would be an excellent time.
What’s Included in the Pressure Vessel Inspection Service?
Our certified NDT technicians and licensed engineers will provide a comprehensive inspection of your processing equipment and provide the information to take preventative measures, optimize efficiency, avoid failure, increase service life and reverse corrosion. Lifetime and functionality are affected by operating conditions, water conditions, and maintenance procedures. Upon completion of the inspection, operators will be presented with documentation of inspection and results.
- Eddy Current
- Remote Field Heat Exchanger Tube Evaluation
- Ultrasonic Thickness Test
- Articulating Boroscope
- Magnetic Particle
- Liquid Dye Penetrant
- Vacuum Leak
- Alloy Identification (On-site)
- Corrosion Analysis
- Remaining Life Calculations
- Coating Analysis
Technician Qualifications Include: Certified NDT Inspectors, Certified Welding Inspectors, Certified API 653 Inspectors, Field inspections are supported by a complete materials testing laboratory and registered professional engineers, Knowledge and experience with applicable codes, standards and regulation including American Petroleum Institute (API) standards-510, 570, 653 and NBIC.