Learn more about what we do through our capability statement and why we are the preferred choice by companies who require our services. Asset Integrity Inspections has over 35 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries including major inspections in accordance with AS2550 Pressure Equipment, hoists and winches – Safe use.
A major inspection determines the adequacy and suitability of the crane for continued use and forms an integral part of the plant management process.
Reasons for major inspection
A major inspection of Plant and Equipment is required for compliance with AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS and therefore compliance with:
- OH&S good practice
- AS4801 Occupational health and safety management systems
- Federal, State and Territory OH&S Regulations.
Major inspections ensure continued safe use and aid extended operational life and reduced down time.
When is a major inspection required?
From AS3788, a major inspection of Plant and Equipment is required for:
• Pressure Vessels that have reached the end of their design life and at regular intervals both Internally and Externally.
- Pressure Equipment that are to be re-commissioned or imported and that do not have previous operating records or Pressure Equipment that were designed or built to unknown Standards
- Pressure Equipment to be upgraded or modified
- Pressure Equipment identified as requiring a major inspection as a result of a periodic inspection, or where maintenance records indicate repeated failures of any critical component
- Pressure Equipment that have been damaged as the result of an overload.
A major inspection, as a minimum, covers the continued safe operation. In addition, Asset Integrity Inspections can also provide:
- Full weld procedures (WPS)
- Mechanical testing
The following items are inspected:
- Mechanical and structural adequacy and condition of the Pressure Vessel through visual inspection NDT.
- Compliance with current Standards and good industry and OH&S practice.
To complete the major inspection, Asset Integrity Inspections will work with Plant and Equipment companies (OEM), an NDT company and, if required, an Engineering company to ensure the best possible outcome for you, the customer.
We are able to work with the client’s preferred suppliers or recommend suitable companies to complete the work.
An outline of the typical process is provided below:
- Initial inspection of the Plant and Equipment and documentation
- Identify Flaws or Failure Mechanisms
- Formulate a workable and cost effective solution
- Supervise and Manage the repair process.
- Test for compliance.
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