A leaking pipeline can cause an inordinate amount of legal, safety and environmental risks, which is why oil and gas companies delegate a large percentage of their time and resources toward detecting and preventing leaks. While operators look to put more miles of pipelines into production, some face regulatory hurdles in certain regions, which forces companies to rely on aging [...]
Since the new approach Directives, when the European Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment (PPE) was published, only the harmonized standards have been renewed, but not the root document for the CE certification of PPEs. After years of work of experts from all the European [...]
Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. In other words, when the inspection or test is completed the part can still be used.
Keeping downtime to a minimum is vital to downstream oil and gas operations. The oil and gas industry relies on nondestructive testing techniques to determine the lifecycle of production assets and minimizing downtime. Such techniques also play a key role in plant safety. Inspectioneering Journal wrote that it is important for pipeline and refinery owners to have a thorough understanding of [...]
LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) programmes are intended to reduce fugitive emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), with the resulting occupational risk reduction and wastage reduction of raw materials and products. This service is targeted at companies that use raw materials or products containing volatile organic compounds and aims to: Determine the diffusion of fugitive emissions of organic compounds. Reduce the [...]
Various standards, codes and regulations in the downstream oil and gas industry require periodic testing of plant systems and components to ensure conditions and processes are safe and reliable. Nondestructive testing is vital to determining safety and reliability of equipment. The data and information such testing provides helps determine the service life of components or materials within complex systems. Such techniques are [...]