Blog: Asset Integrity Management

Should I repair or replace my equipment? Can it remain in operation? A fitness-for-service approach.
Fractured Crankshaft - Could it have been avoided?
Why did my stainless steel leak?
18 April 2017

Why did my stainless steel leak?

What you should know to avoid failures. More…

Tools for Preventing Boiler Tube Failure: Part 2
Primer for Equipment Life Optimization Programs
07 February 2017

Primer for Equipment Life Optimization Programs

First Steps, Common Approaches, and Expected Benefits More…

Cost Control of Operations and Maintenance (COSTCOM)
31 January 2017

Cost Control of Operations and Maintenance (COSTCOM)

A real-time cost analysis tool for power plant operations supports owners' and operators' capital planning, operations training and decision making. More…

Cost-Effective Condition Assessment of Steam-Cooled Boiler Tubes
Lubrication Storage and Handling Practices
Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data
19 April 2016

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data

Laser scan surveys are conducted for the purpose of performing retro-fits and upgrades to piping, processing plants, offshore facilities and vessels such as FPSOs. CAD models generated by laser scan surveys allow piping engineers and designers to make necessary changes in a safe environment, with the knowledge that new parts will fit in the desired location on the initial installation. Please click for more information. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3
05 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3

3D laser scanning techniques are used in a variety of industries to ensure safe introduction of new components, improve industrial processes and assist with modular installation. In part 3 of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how 3D laser scanners are used to optimize conveyor belts and railway clearance surveys as well as self-propelled modular transportation systems. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2
01 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2

Modern ship building is a modular process, often large parts and components are fabricated in multiple ship yards. 3D laser scanning can be deployed to as-build such components at separate yards and visually bring them together to check for clashes. In part two of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how we use the very latest advances in clash checking software and techniques to enable fast and efficient checks. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1
25 March 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1

Interferences and collisions between components or objects (such as piping) can cause project delays and increase costs. Intertek 3D laser scanning services help detect these clashes before they happen. More…

Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 2
Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 1
How do you select the non-destructive examination (NDE) locations for your piping systems?
05 January 2016

How do you select the non-destructive examination (NDE) locations for your piping systems?

Prevent creep failures and high inspection costs by optimizing the NDE locations in high energy piping (HEP) systems at power plants More…

Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1
06 October 2015

Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1

Fitness-For-Services : Engineering analyses for the evaluation of "crack-like" indications More…

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events
29 September 2015

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events

Protect your assets by preventing water induction events More…

Getting the Full Picture?
08 October 2014

Getting the Full Picture?

Virtual Immersion into an Accurate, Digital Representation of Site More…

Should you care about power plant cycling?
26 December 2012

Should you care about power plant cycling?

Before we say too much on this topic, let us define the term “power plant cycling”. Cycling refers to the operation of electric generating units at varying load levels... More…