When working with ALS, our clients can be confident knowing their high-risk pressure equipment is inspected effectively, with safety front of mind.
Pressure equipment, including pressure vessels, boilers and high-energy piping are often operating with potentially hazardous contents under high pressure service conditions. This equipment can range from simple construction compressed air systems through to some of the most critical, hazardous or high-risk items within an industrial process plant.
When such equipment is present, pressure equipment owners need to incorporate plant integrity inspections and testing into their asset management and integrity plans to certify their serviceability throughout the asset life cycle. With ALS's AICIP or API certified inspectors, integrity inspections by ALS can ensure:
- The relevant laws and legislated statutory obligations are met, including Workplace Health and Safety, Mines Safety, Regulations, Code of Practice for Plant, and specific requirements for Major Hazard Facilities.
- Conformity and compliance with relevant standards, including manufacturing and in-service inspection, for example AS/NZS 3788 and AS/NZS 4343.
- Optimisation and long-term savings of inspection programs by application of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and targeted planning of effective inspection and testing.
- Cost-effective holistic asset integrity services that support equipment owners to manage a safe, reliable plant during fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, overhaul, repair and maintenance.
The ALS Approach
Whether inspecting pressure vessels or whole pressure systems, our clients can be confident working with our highly experienced inspectors and integrity engineers.
We deliver an asset inspection service which is supported by important elements including:
- Fabrication inspection and in-service inspection in accordance with Australian codes and standards or equivalent international standards.
- Non-destructive testing in accordance with codes and standards.
- Plant Risk Assessment, and Risk Based Inspection (RBI) following the principles of recognised standards such as API 580 and API 581.
- Advice, education and assistance guiding our clients to meet their obligations for Design Registration, Item Registration, hazard-level assessments, and asset registers.
- Conformity assessment of pressure equipment to AS3920.
- Engineering Fitness For Service Assessment (FFS) of defects or other in-service damage to API 579, BS7910 and B31G.
- Laser scanning of pressure equipment with regards to FFS Assessment.
- Pipe stress analysis and finite element analysis of pressure equipment.
- Procedures and supervision for pressure welding and repair.
- Metallurgical failure analysis and root cause investigation to mitigate against repeat incidents.
- Consultancy for coatings and corrosion protection.
- Evaluation, design and execution of on-line inspection methods or Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) scopes of work, to save plant downtime and shutdown costs.