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Inspection: Best practices for inspecting guyed structures

Guyed structures are common in petrochemicals, oil and gas and chemical industries. Half of the installed flare structures at many facilities are guyed. Various routine inspection programs are in place to examine these structures. This work describes some very basic checks, which should be in place to maintain their mechanical integrity.

Anwer, A., Contributing Editor

Guyed structures are common in petrochemicals, oil and gas and chemical industries. Half of the installed flare structures at many facilities are guyed. Various routine inspection programs are in place to examine these structures. This work describes some very basic checks, which should be in place to maintain their mechanical integrity. Before proceeding to inspect guyed structures, major components need to be listed (FIG. 1). These include: Guy wire Guy attachment Anchor Structure. Inspection programs must be developed based on these four components. FIG. 1. Typical guyed structure. The most important component in a guyed structure

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