February 2020

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Inspection: A practical approach to internal inspection of pressure equipment

Internal inspections of pressure equipment involve a full inspection of the equipment. Inspection engineers and inspectors depend heavily on internal inspections to retrieve useful data, which includes information on active degradation mechanisms, corrosion rates, remaining equipment life, failure occurrences and failure expectations, among other critical details.

Anwer, A., Contributing Editor

Internal inspections of pressure equipment involve a full inspection of the equipment. Inspection engineers and inspectors depend heavily on internal inspections to retrieve useful data, which includes information on active degradation mechanisms, corrosion rates, remaining equipment life, failure occurrences and failure expectations, among other critical details. The results of these internal inspections are also important to operations, process and maintenance teams. Operations and process personnel are curious about the internals of pressure equipment, including information on catalysts and/or other media levels. Maintenance departments are interested to know if the pressure equipment is

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