Asset Integrity is at the core of all manufacturing operations in the United States and is closely tied to business performance. Rapid ageing of proprietary infrastructure in manufacturing industries increases the risk of failure and can lead to unsafe operations and manufacturing downtimes with potential for liability lawsuits and negative financial consequences. Furthermore limited budgets make infrastructure upgrade decisions difficult. Responding to a crisis can dramatically and unexpectedly increase expenses due to premium pricing along with significant negative impact to brand image. Industrial accidents can impact employees, the environment and the communities it operates in.
To circumvent these problems an asset integrity program based on process safety management (PSM) guidelines are critical to maintain continued safe operations of any processing facility. Utilizing a proactive approach and increasing reliability inspections can provide a low cost solution by periodic monitoring of components and also facilitate targeted use of funds. This approach also impacts positively the environment and community.
At Accutec, we use a 2 step approch to provide solutions:
Technology Based Solution: Utilize technology to maintain data on various process components and track them through the design, installation, operation and maintenance processes. We can monitor asset life cycle and provide solutions on predictive maintenance. Our services include:
- Data Collection & Analysis per RBI guidance
- Mapping & Report Generation
- Isometric Development
- Remaining Life Evaluations
Inspection Based Solution: The most critical aspect in maintaining asset itegrity is to perform periodic inspections on components. Utilizing well established industry standards and practices, our inspection services include:
- API 510 Inspections for Pressure Vessels
- API 570 Inspections for Process Piping
- API 653 Inspections for Storage Tanks
NDE/NDT Services include:
- Ultrasonic Testing – Conventional & Advanced
- Magnetic Partice Testing
- Liquid Penetrant Testing
- Electromagnetic Testing – Conventional & Advanced
- Visual Inspections
- Leak Testing
At Accutec, our services are tailored individually to each customer to maximize efficiency and asset integrity. We can provide services to create new programs, modify or support existing programs. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach and can customize our program based on the requirements of our clients.