The Industrial Plant Inspection article provides you with information about in-service inspection of fix equipment in the industrial plants.
The content will introduce you the codes and standards and summaries of important points for each equipment type.
The phrases “Industrial plant inspection activities” refers to the inspection or integrity department in oil, gas, chemical or other industrial plants, which is responsible for carrying out the inspection in an operating unit.
The inspections are done according to the following timelines:
Periodic external inspections
Overhaul or shutdown internal inspections
Emergency shutdown inspections
The inspection department in the industrial plants generally takes care of the static equipment; rotating, electrical and instrumental equipment are not in the scope of the inspection department, and normally, maintenance department takes care of those.
Some local authorities mandate that pressurized equipment be inspected in specific intervals by third party inspection agencies. This is normally called third party inspection of a plant.