Assessing integrity and repairability

Needs

A high level of disponibility of equipments + Reduction of Opex & Capex + Innovation

Solution

Operational Performance

Customer needs

Diagnosis of 3 spherical gas tanks, 4,000 m3 capacity, and periodical requalification.

Customer benefits

  • The project allowed to develop a reliable methodology for assessment of integrity of LPG tanks
  • Advanced NDT reduced the overall costs

Cetim answer

Cetim recommended to start with an overall acoustic emission to determine critical areas.

Delivered results

  • Acoustic emission test
  • Advanced NDT method to investigate flaws
  • “Boat-shaped” sampling to investigate roots
  • Drafting of welding repair procedure
  • Calculation of residual life time
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