Crack Assessment Post Inspection Evaluation

Fitness for purpose examination using API fracture mechanics approach to determine crack acceptability

Our crack assessment services include:

  • Assess the efficacy of reported inspection data
  • Advise on defect acceptance or severity
  • Analyse growth by fatigue or environmental factors
  • Prepare evaluation timelines
  • Provide optimal re-inspection intervals

Pipelines are routinely examined with in-line inspection tools for corrosion and cracking. Often this information is not exploited to provide a cost-beneficial integrity management program.

In order to implement or make the transition to planned preventative maintenance, pipeline assets must be characterized in more detail.

Excavation timelines projected with reasonable and justifiable growth rates provide a platform to economically create excavation and re-inspection programs.

  • Electric resistance welding (ERW) weld defects
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking assessment (SCC)
  • Hydrotest parameters and re-test interval
  • Fitness for purpose assessment – based on fracture mechanics in accordance to API 579
  • Evaluation of In-line Inspection (ILI) anomalies

Pipelines have a cost to install, a life-cycle, a cost to maintain, and then – ultimately – a cost to replace. Minimize your costs with accurate, timely assessments from Lamontagne Pipeline Assessment Corporation.

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