ALS’s Structural Engineering and Inspection services ensure key assets remain reliable, 365 days a year.
History has seen poor structural integrity management to blame for major plant failures globally. When such failures occur, there can be catastrophic losses to life, production, and reputation as well as severe environmental impacts and severe financial losses, both immediate and enduring.
The effective management and monitoring of structures is key to ensuring a consistently safe and productive plant which avoids such catastrophes. ALS’s structural engineering and inspection services are here to help clients maintain their structural integrity and avoid disaster.
The ALS Approach
Our clients look to ALS to gain confidence that their structures are being properly managed, inspected, repaired and remain in line with all applicable legislation and comply with regulatory standards.
ALS follows a stepped approach to structural inspection, based on the principles of multiple Australian and international standards for risk-based inspection, as well as asset management standards PAS 55 and ISO 55000.
When engaged for structural integrity work by a client, our skilled engineers and inspection staff practically approach the management of structural inspections and associated engineering investigations. Our experts work alongside highly experienced engineers who oversee the critical steps where needed.
Engaging structural inspection and engineering through ALS ensures that:
- The right inspection and access solutions are selected, including Remote Digital Visual Inspection, rope access and remote piloted aircraft and 3D laser scanning.
- The right inspection scopes are selected on the basis of statutory and risk-based inspection processes.
- The structural inspection reports are provided in a detailed or focused form, as required by the client.
- The data is provided in accessible and sortable formats to maximise the ease of interpretation and transfer of data into the client’s asset management systems (CMMS).
ALS has experience delivering a range of structural engineering and integrity services. Within this range, ALS maintains core capability in strain gauging and finite element analysis, both used to better understand the stress conditions of any structure under load.
Structural Inspection Standards and Codes
ALS's structural inspection and engineering services comply with many standards and codes to ensure our clients are effectively meeting their obligations. These standards include:
|AS 4100||AS 3600||ISO 13822||AS/NZS 1170|
|AS 1418||AS 1554||AS/NZS ISO 31000||AS 3990|
|AS 1657||ISO 13824||AS 2550|