Historically, a facility’s inspection schedule was organized based on the American Petroleum Institute (API) 510, 570, and 653 codes. Based on these codes, many facilities would wait up to five or 10 years to inspect specific assets and piping across the plant. In many occasions, this type of inspection strategy resulted in unexpected costs and unscheduled downtime. Instead of approaching inspections reactively, facilities should develop proactive and strategic inspection plans to ensure safety, avoid unplanned failures, and optimize time and resources.
PinnacleART understands that no two facilities are the same. That’s why our inspection services provide customized strategies based on our clients’ specific needs. PinnacleART’s team of engineers and inspectors work closely with companies that want to incorporate predictive damage studies and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) models into their inspection programs, as 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 analyses; implementing RBI, reliability, and asset integrity management software packages; and more.