We are an In-Service Approved Inspection Authority (AIA I-S), however our many years in working with pressure vessels gives us a network of respected authorities in related fields.
It is your responsibility to ensure:
At this point the inspector is able to enter the vessel for internal inspection. Once he is satisfied with the internal and external inspection, pressure vessel preparation continues:
The inspector must witness the pressure test process. Once there is certainty that no leaks are present, the vessel is turned over to the inspector for inline pressure vessel inspection. This process is completed more rapidly than the procedures leading up to it, allowing you to begin using your pressure vessel again quickly if the inspection is passed.
Covers a wide group of analysis techniques used to evaluate welds, structural weaknesses, and properties of material.
It is an area of great value, where the integrity of a item is of concern, we use it with the help of third party practitioners where doubt may exist
We ourselves use visual inspection and ultrasonic thickness testers to see that material has not diminished and check as built dimensions, and to evaluate projected life of the vessel.
When our senses tell us something seems in doubt we bring in the specialists as these are professionals with specialist skills to interoperate the results.
People offering NDT require to be certified and registered.
Other forms of testing include in alphabetic order:
These principals are called for only when concern is raised and only with the owner’s consent.
Your pressure vessel is showing signs of wear and tear. Can it still be used in accordance with adjusted specifications? Your AIA has the qualifications and certifications that are needed to determine this.
Deregulation requires complex engineering calculations by a certified AIA in consultation with design engineers.
We will not deny that a full AIA process will be costly. However, large pressure vessels are also costly, and if they can be repurposed or repaired, it makes sense to undertake the process.
We will advise you honestly and fairly as to which options are best in your circumstances.
Mon - Thu between 07H30 to 17H00.
Fri - between 07H30 to 15H00.