Setting research-based standards for on-line leak repair safetyJun 14, 2018
In partnership with our most progressive customers, TEAM continues to develop robust on-line leak repair procedures that ensure operators are guided down the correct path in terms of piping restraints or strong-backs. These research and operating experience-based procedures are considered to be at the forefront of the industry.
Fragmented valve repair service offerings may increase riskMay 2, 2018
A total valve replacement can consist of full removal and installation with bolting and torquing, on-site or shop machining, weld repair and heat treatment, lapping and grinding of valve seats, and repacking. Much like a shift handover, a maintenance handover consisting of various valve repair activities can be a complex, high-risk activity.
Detect creep damage sooner with matrix phased array inspectionApr 5, 2018
High-energy piping (HEP) systems operate at extreme pressures and temperatures where a number of damage mechanisms can cause wall thinning, cracking, material degradation or other component failures.
Prevent failures due to faulty heat-treating methodsMar 22, 2018
When it comes to heat treating, there is no one option that fits all. Taking this route can cause catastrophic outcomes.
In addition to governing codes, are you following AWS & WRC “recommended practices” for heat treating?Feb 6, 2018
Often, a local spot or “bull’s eye” PWHT configuration is allowed for PWHT of attachment or repair welds. Both the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) and the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) permit the use of local PWHT around nozzles or other pressure boundary repairs or alterations.
Stop treating bolted joints differently from welded jointsNov 6, 2017
Both joints are used on the same line with the same pressure, same processes, same cycling and same stresses. Yet, one joint is often fabricated with a certified technician, tested and inspected, while the other may have a few testing requirements...