Condition and Life Time Assessments

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Condition and Life Time Assessments

Condition and life time assessments are becoming even more important as utilization of equipment in energy and processing industrial plants is increasing, while the period of operation between maintenance revisions are being prolonged.

Condition and life time assessments require an integrated approach involving a large number of influencing factors to be analyzed. Damage causes, material properties, corrosion mechanisms, strength and structural integrity are examples of topics. At Inspecta, we have with all the necessary skills, having worked with condition and life time assessments for three decades for the majority of Sweden's major production facilities in the Energy, Process and Forestry, Paper and Pulp industries.

Our approach means that we, together with you, the plant owner, execute a thorough survey of your equipment’s condition. Critical components are identified by risk-analysis based methods. Studies of operational and damage history, previous test results, performing materials testing and analysis, welding technology assessments and strength calculations all contribute to a very comprehensive picture. The resulting status assessment of the plant provides you with a clear picture of remaining life span and resistance to any further damage that may occur. Thus, maintenance and repair operations or new investments can be planned in due time. From a technical perspective we give answers to whether to 1) continue operation, 2) repair, or 3) replace.

When a conversion or an extension of the facility is planned, condition and life time assessments form a natural part of the basis for your decision. Life time analysis also provides guidance on how an appropriate test and inspection program should be designed for the components, and if and when further investments need to be made.

Our condition and life time assessments give you the opportunity to stay ahead!

Benefits

  • Contributes to decision making on whether equipment needs replacement or not
  • Provides a basis for assessing the residual life
  • Contributes to decision making on essential measures in connection to rebuilding or expansion of facilities
  • Provides input to the design of testing and inspection programs