Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pressure Vessels: The Importance of In-Service Inspection

September 13, 2018

Primarily used on closed-loop refrigeration and air conditioning systems, the pressure vessels described here are constantly under attack from a number of processing factors. If those changes should affect the vessels adversely, the subsequent pressure changes will likely weaken a weld seam or cylindrical plate. Monitoring such events, on-site inspections prevent such dynamic processes from impacting these crucially important system fittings.

Read more

What is the Purpose of Plant Equipment Evaluation?

August 27, 2018

If you've ever been inside a setting that's dominated by a predictive planned maintenance program, you know just how detail-oriented this work can become. In plant equipment evaluation, there are literally scores of log books to manage. On a larger site, perhaps a massive chemical processing facility, the books could fill an entire wall.

Read more

In-Service Inspection of Pressure Equipment: Why is this Mandatory?

August 17, 2018

The general public doesn't have time for worrying about pressure equipment. And that's just fine. Anyway, all of the gear has been safely commissioned. They're safely storing high-pressure liquids and state-changing chemicals. High-temperature heat exchangers are at work, and they've also been meticulously inspected. However, although post-fabrication inspections are necessarily rigorous, they don't account for every possible in-service condition. To establish an operational baseline here, we need an in-service inspection.

Read more

Common Causes of Chemical Leaks in Pressure Vessels

July 25, 2018

about day and night. Even a pinhole leak is a danger here, an inconceivable risk factor. In an effort to know-thy-enemy, studies have been conducted into the common causes of those caustic leaks. Why do they occur? Is there an engineering design strategy that will unequivocally address the issue? Let's find out.

Read more

Transportable Pressure Vessel Equipment: Why Health and Safety Inspection is a Must?

July 13, 2018

Looking at transportable pressure vessel equipment, maybe a mobile system that's about to get underway, alarms are going off in the project manager's head. Checklist in hand, a wandering pen is ticking off a line of high-level engineering factors. Not to worry, there's a health and safety certification attached to the rig, so that mandatory check is backed by the full force of a trained inspector's equipment-assessing expertise.

Read more

Compressed Air Receiver Vessels: Safety Inspection and Preventive Maintenance

June 27, 2018

The instant a compressed air receiver vessel goes online, a potentially dangerous volume of air is squeezed into a small space. Air is a harmless gas and the receiver vessel is made out of strong metals. The fact remains, compressed air contains destructive energies when it’s held in a little detention cell. No worries, a safety inspection is about to get the go-ahead.

Read more

Non-Destructive Steps in Pressure Equipment Inspection

June 8, 2018

NDT inspections are an important service. As such, portable equipment is continually in use in all kinds of industrial locales, including petrochemical complexes and chemical processing facilities. Of interest to the on-site workers, there's a desire to know more about the Non-Destructive Testing procedures. Where does it begin? What steps and what tests come into play as the service proceeds? First off, a pair of seasoned eyes is just enough.

Read more

Laundry Boiler Inspection and Maintenance Services in Melbourne

May 28, 2018

Laundry boiler maintenance is a necessarily uncompromising job. Imagine a pressure vessel on a Melbourne high street, a back room setting that's always loaded with steam. On the outside, the laundromat operates like any other business. The staff do their job, clothes are cleaned, and the hiss of steam fades into the background. Only this is a potentially dangerous site. The boiler, pressurized as it is, won't last long without hourly maintenance.

Read more

Fiberglass Tanks and Vessels (FRP): Uses and Applications

May 8, 2018

If steel-plated pressure vessels are stronger than other fluid processing solutions, why would you want to work with any other material? The answer is easy enough to deduce. To make a long story short, some projects just don't need that kind of alloy-reinforced containment strength. It would be an impractical and prohibitively expensive practise, this metallurgical design approach. Another material needs to be optioned, one that calls upon an FRP solution.

Read more

Pressure Vessel Testing Through Non Destructive Methods

April 30, 2018

There are certain industries that are absolutely beholden to the value of safety and thorough testing to ensure a workable environment. In the engineering field, particularly that which is comprised of pressurised vessels, it is extremely important that standards are upheld throughout the fabricating process.

Read more

Tube and Shell Type Heat Exchangers: What are the Differences?

April 13, 2018

Comparative posts always present a challenge. Point in case, there are differences between tube and shell type heat exchangers. Tempting though it might be to just rattle off a list of contrasting vessel characteristics, we want to draw a definitive line between heat exchanger types. So, instead of throwing text against a wall and seeing what sticks, let's properly establish those equipment defining borders.

Read more

Important Aspects of Thermal and Mechanical Design in Tankless Water Heaters

March 30, 2018

Bulky industrial tankless water heaters provide substantial volumes of on-demand hot water. The tank is missing from the shrewdly engineered equipment's material footprint, yet it still occupies a large slice of real estate within its containment site. It's undeniably efficient, this trim unit, but still can't just be installed and forgotten. Before this tankless project receives a seal of approval, it had better satisfy the following commission-relevant criteria.

Read more

Factors that Influence Pressure Equipment Hazard Level

March 20, 2018

As defined by the AS 4343 standards, pressure equipment hazard levels do exist as a living document, one that's meant to clearly identify the risk factors that accompany this field of activity. By risks, we're referring to the immense pressures and volumes that shape this potentially dangerous industry.

Read more

Pressure Equipment Management System Services

February 28, 2018

As a rule, management types operate from behind a desk. Management systems services leave that cosy environment behind. The supervisory body gets down and dirty as they arrange for pressure vessels inspections. Other than that essential duty, the management team regulates the certification process, develops material testing programs, and basically oversee every stage of the vessel's design.

Read more

Pressure Equipment Inspection Services

February 14, 2018

The goal of this essay is to illustrate a few key facts. The lesson we're about to document seeks to illuminate, so it must be free of rhetoric. Cold hard facts are on the agenda, the sort of data that proves a pressure equipment service is more than a briefly addressed assignment. No, this is a finely honed procedural undertaking, a commissioned activity that's backed by a dossier full of formally recorded documentation.

Read more

Differences Between Liquid Pipeline and Natural Gas Pipeline

January 29, 2018

While a liquid pipeline and a natural gas pipeline may have the same purpose, the actual results of their two tasks are quite different. If you spend any amount of time on the internet doing research, you will quickly come to the conclusion that there is a raging debate going on in the manufacturing and energy-related field regarding liquid and natural gas pipelines.

Read more

Design Process Considerations in Pressure Vessel

January 15, 2018

Industrial fabrication shops weigh the following design process considerations when a newly commissioned pressure vessel enters its developmental cycle. First of all, what's the role of this alloy-strengthened storage unit? Then there's the fluid type to resolve, the operating conditions, and a whole array of design issues to crack.

Read more

Recent Posts

Posts 2017

Posts 2016

Posts 2015

Posts 2014

Posts 2013

Subscribe to our Newsletter