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AINDT & SPE Joint Technical Evening – To breach or not to breach? That is the question we address with FEA and advanced inspection!
September 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Advances in inspection and analysis software are making it more practical to proceed directly to Level 3 fitness for service to gain an in-depth knowledge of a damaged item’s integrity.
Continuous operation of pressure piping and vessels is synonymous with increased productivity. Live pressure equipment also presents a significant, yet manageable, hazard to personnel. Plant design and material selection aims to minimise degradation of in-service pressure equipment, however, damage is inevitable in many cases. Hence there is a strong requirement to justify safe operation of damaged equipment; this is formally known as fitness for service (FFS) assessment. When damage is identified it is crucial to demonstrate not only whether the item is safe to operate but how much further degradation can be tolerated and what this means for the future of the asset.
About Tyron Kimble, he is an integrity engineer with Sonomatic based in Perth. Since joining Sonomatic in 2008, Tyron has gained experience in non-intrusive inspection (NII) planning and evaluation, statistical analysis of inspection data and integrity assessment. Field experience with NII has helped Tyron to work closely with inspection and integrity activities.