Probabilistic life/crack assessment and preventive maintenance are integral aspects of managing industrial plants to ensure their safe and reliable operation. Industrial plants, comprising various structures and equipment, are subjected to operational stresses that can lead to the development of cracks and degradation over time. Probabilistic life/crack assessment involves evaluating the structural integrity and estimating the remaining useful life of components through advanced inspection techniques, non-destructive testing, and analysis of historical data. This approach considers the uncertainties associated with material properties, loading conditions, and environmental factors to make informed decisions about maintenance and replacement strategies. Preventive maintenance strategies are then implemented based on the assessment results to mitigate the risk of crack growth and structural failures. These strategies include regular inspections, repair of detected defects, and implementation of measures to reduce operational stresses. By employing probabilistic life/crack assessment and preventive maintenance practices, industrial plants can minimize the likelihood of unplanned downtime, optimize maintenance costs, and ensure safe and efficient operation throughout their intended service life.
- 08 May 2023