Historically, a facility’s inspection schedule was organized based on the American Petroleum Institute (API) 510 and 570 standards, which resulted in a largely reactive inspection strategy. Many facilities would wait up to five or 10 years to inspect specific assets and piping across the plant based on these standards. This resulted in unexpected costs and unscheduled downtime. Being reactive in these particular situations often resulted in a dangerous game of wait-and-see when it came to possible chemical leaks or equipment failures within facilities.
PinnacleART understands that no two facilities are the same. That’s why we customize inspection strategies based on the client’s specific needs. PinnacleART’s inspectors work closely with companies that want to incorporate predictive damage studies and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) models into their inspection programs. In turn, inspection strategies are now highly configurable and based on an asset’s specific damage potential and risk, not a standard industry timeline.
Due to the critical nature of today’s inspection projects, PinnacleART inspectors are educated, trained in, and responsible for understanding the latest risk management systems and how their individual roles support comprehensive reliability programs. Our inspectors are well-versed in diagnosing specific damage mechanisms, conducting corrosion analysis, implementing RBI, reliability and asset integrity management software packages and more.