Challenges Faced Due To Undetected Corrosion
Research shows that power plants and oil and gas infrastructures are rapidly aging and approaching their ‘end of life’ due to a lack of timely-appropriate maintenance and quality inspection, causing billions of dollars worth of damage.
When maintenance is not completed thoroughly enough, undetected corrosion can lead to plant or machinery shutdowns.
With regular and accurate checks as well as sufficient identification and testing in place, it becomes easier to highlight problems, such as metallurgy issues, thermal fatigue, and more, in a timely manner. Asset Integrity Assurance has the power to improve plant reliability and safety while reducing unplanned maintenance and repair costs.
Practice Effective Asset Integrity Management
An effective Asset Integrity Management system (AIMS) determines whether a particular asset can perform its required task efficiently without causing any harm to the health and safety of those that operate it as well to the environment it operates in. It is essentially a tool of reference to ensure that the people, systems, processes, and resources that are in place and use will perform the required tasks over the entire life-cycle of a particular asset.
A well-planned Asset Integrity Assurance strategy should be applied to the entirety of an asset’s life, right from the design phase through to operation, mothballing, decommissioning and replacement. It should aim to maintain assets in a fit-for-service condition while extending its remaining service life in a reliable, safe, and cost-effective manner.
It is important to remember that an Asset Integrity Management System cannot exist in isolation. In order to successfully implement an effective Asset Integrity management system in a dynamic operating environment, all stakeholders must have a consistent and unified understanding of the essentials of asset integrity and how they can be applied in their day-to-day operations.
Experience the Cortec® Benefit
Corrosion Protection is one of the most critical elements of your overall Asset Integrity Assurance program. With Cortec’s Asset Integrity Engineering Solutions, you can rest assured that your systems are complying with the Safety, Health and Environmental policies in industries such as Oil and Gas, Power Generation and Mining. This can help increase plant availability and reduce leakages and unplanned maintenance. Cortec® engages with best-in-class integrity firms to support the delivery of the following services:
- Corrosion Risk Assessment and Planning
- Corrosion Studies
- Corrosion Consultancy
- Coupon and Prove Retrieval and Analysis
- Cathodic Protection
- Concrete Durability and Service Life Modelling
- Monitoring and Measuring Performance (KPI/Reporting)