Vendor Qualification

Our vendor qualification service helps our clients focus on the complete elimination of any deficiencies in design, manufacturing, or processing. This ensures that plant owners and operators are confident that the equipment entering service will perform as intended by the design.

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Inspection & Non-destructive Testing

We offer a comprehensive range of conventional NDT services, including:

  • Visual inspection incl. hangers and supports, hot and cold walk down
  • Laser mapping incl. piping systems and turbine rotors
  • Metallographic replication
  • Magnetic particle (MPI)
  • Dye penetrant (DP)
  • Boroscopy
  • Rotational inspection
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT) incl. wall thickness and oxide thickness measurement
  • Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT)
  • Remote field eddy current testing (RFET)
  • Pulsed eddy current (PEC)
  • Low frequency electromagnetic testing (LFET)
  • Balanced field electromagnetic testing (BFET)

This in addition to our advanced inspection services, including Electrical Discharge Sampling Equipment (EDSE), Integrity Scanning Force Microscope (I-SFM).

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Risk Based Inspection & Maintenance

Our Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) procedure known as ‘Riskfit’ is used to identify and measure the risk areas. This allows optimised allocation of inspection and maintenance resources.

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Reliability Centred Maintenance

Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is an engineering framework that uses predictive maintenance techniques to empirically devise optimum maintenance regimes with greater reliability and cost efficiency in operation. We design and implement RCM programs for plants and major critical systems, or review and update existing programs, for optimum plant performance.

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Defect & Crack Assessment

We offer defect assessment for high temperature plant components including pressure vessels, piping, and turbines. We have also developed our own defect assessment software ‘Crackfit‘, in collaboration with European industry, based on the internationally recognised High- temperature Defect Assesment (HIDA).

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Fitness for Service

We assess the fitness for service of plant components and material under operating conditions, which can confirm that a material or component is safe to use, give advanced warning of in-service failures and resolve disputes between suppliers and operators.

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On-Line Monitoring

On-line monitoring represents an economic means of practically assessing the true condition of plant or equipment in-service. We can identify optimal locations and techniques; install sensors, (incl. thermocouples and strain gauges) and complete data acquisition and analysis. We also have developed cutting-edge Electrical Potential Drop method.

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Combined Cycle & Heat Recovery Steam Generators

Combined-cycle and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) units lead a life complicated due to rapid starts, thermal transients, cycle chemistry issues, and improperly designed attemperator systems. We help clients deal with the resulting tube failures, flow-accelerated corrosion, piping expansion damage, weld cracks, and other consequences as well as training to improve the plant performance.

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Power Plants Inspection & Asset Integrity

Our Power Plant Inspection services are an integral part of our asset integrity offerings. These services provide clients with the necessary insights to make informed decisions regarding the operation and maintenance of their power plant, including pressure parts, boilers, turbines, and other critical components. By conducting thorough inspections, we assist clients in managing the risks associated with their operations and ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of their power plant assets.

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Stress Analysis

We offer in-house finite element (FE) modelling of plant components. FE modelling can help in several circumstances – at the design phase, when looking for stress concentrations and deciding the placement of welds, and in life assessment to determine stresses operating in more complex geometries such as headers, rotors etc.

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Probabilistic Life Assessment

We provide realistic estimates of component remaining life. Our probabilistic life assessment methodologies provide more accurate results than the more commonly used deterministic life assessments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Power plant life assessment is the process of evaluating the condition of power plants and associated equipment to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently. It involves a range of techniques such as data modeling, stress and fatigue calculations, and fracture mechanics analysis to assess the condition of components and identify any potential issues. Benefits of power plant life assessment include improved plant quality and reliability assurance, optimized operations, and reduced risk of downtime or failure.
Design modifications can be a cost-effective way to improve the reliability and longevity of power plants and associated equipment. Techniques such as creep analysis, fatigue damage assessment, and crack propagation analysis can be used to identify potential failure modes and recommend modifications to reduce the risk of failure. Additionally, replication, hardness testing, ultrasonic testing, and magnetic particle testing can be used to inspect and maintain equipment and identify potential issues before they become serious problems.
The process of inspection for power plants and process plant equipment typically involves a range of techniques such as visual inspection, non-destructive testing, and risk assessment. The goal is to identify potential issues such as corrosion propagation, stress and fatigue damage, and other forms of wear and tear that can lead to failure or reduced efficiency. Regular inspection and maintenance can help identify these issues before they become serious and optimize operations to improve overall plant performance.
Data modeling can be a powerful tool for predicting and managing the performance of power plants and related equipment. By using data to model stress and fatigue calculations, creep damage, and other potential issues, engineers can identify areas for improvement and recommend optimization techniques. This can help improve plant quality and reliability assurance, reduce risk of downtime or failure, and ensure that equipment is operating at peak efficiency.
Risk assessment is an important part of any inspection process, as it helps identify potential issues before they become serious problems. By assessing the risk of corrosion propagation, stress and fatigue damage, and other forms of wear and tear, engineers can recommend design modifications or other solutions to reduce the risk of failure. This can help optimize operations, improve plant quality and reliability assurance, and reduce the risk of downtime or costly repairs.
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