Baseline inspections are commonly used for code compliance verification, however, they also provide excellent opportunities to initiate a corrosion monitoring database.
We understand the importance of accurate baseline data and the effect it can have on prediction accuracy and integrity resource allocation.
Prediction of inspection, maintenance and repair activities require detailed knowledge on deterioration rates. Common practice can include using nominal wall thickness as a replacement for accurate baseline measurements. However, large variations (i.e. mill tolerance) can occur, resulting in inaccurate deterioration rates, incorrect scheduling of activities and significant increased life cycle cost.
With asset life cycle cost in mind, long-term benefits can be achieved when baseline inspections are performed correctly. Prior to baseline inspection, Next Advanced Solutions determines the optimal condition monitoring locations based on potential damage mechanisms and employ specific inspection procedures to ensure accurate and repeatable data.
Next Advanced Solutions offers highly qualified and experienced inspectors and NDT technicians as well as state-of-the-art inspection technology to conduct baseline inspections. These services include, but are not limited to:
- Code compliance verification (e.g. pipe schedule, flange ratings, mill tolerance, etc.)
- Positive material identification (PMI)
- Condition monitoring locations (CML)
- Inspection isometrics
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)