Convection Section Failure Analysis and Fitness-for-Service Assessment
By: James R. Widrig, Quest Integrity
As seen in the November/December 2017 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.
How to Assess Crack Failure
By: Greg Thorwald, Quest Integrity
As seen in Machine Design Magazine, November 2017.
Be Prepared - Preparatory Site Visits Reduce Project Cost and Risk When Planning the Intelligent Pigging of Oil Terminal Wharf Pipelines
By: Geert Bontekoe and Laurie Todd, Quest Integrity
As seen in the Winter 2017 issue of Tanks & Terminals Magazine
Pipeline Pigging Q&A
World Pipelines asked a number of companies to discuss issues regarding pigging for oil and gas midstream pipelines. Quest Integrity's Dan Revelle offers insight on the industry.
Risky Business - Mitigating High Temperature Hydrogen Attack
By: Chris Jones, Charles Thomas, and David Keen
As seen in the September / October issue of World Fertilizer Magazine
Custom ILI Tool Inspects Unpiggable Multi-Diameter Pipeline
Special report by Quest Integrity, featured in World Pipelines.
Baseline Inspection Provides Head Start on Heater Reliability and Longevity
Special report by Quest Integrity, featured in Hydrocarbon Engineering.
Method for Assessing a Deformed Spillway Gate
By: Vitor Lopes Garcia and David Osuna, Quest Integrity
As seen in the July 2017 issue of Hydro Review Magazine
Advanced Buckling Analysis of a Reactor Tank Supported by Four Legs
By: Michael Turnquist, Quest Integrity
As seen in the July/August 2017 issue of Inspectioneering Journal
Optimizing Critical Fired Heaters, Now Easier than Ever
Special report by Quest Integrity, featured in the May 2017 issue of Chemical Engineering.
Quest Integrity Pipeline Q&A
As seen in the April 2017 issue of World Pipelines Magazine.
A Closer Inspection - How Highly Developed Inspection Tools are Used to Identify Tubular Damage
By: Charles Thomas and Dan Drabble, Quest Integrity
As seen in the March/April 2017 issue of World Fertilizer Magazine.
Predicting the Future of ILI Tools
By: Robert De Lorenzo, Quest Integrity
As seen in the February 2017 issue of World Pipelines Magazine.
My Pipes are Corroding! When Should I Repair?
By: Michael Turnquist, M.Sc., Quest Integrity
As seen in the November/December 2016 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.
ILI and Hydrostatic Testing - Mastering Multitasking
By: Rusty Jackson, Manager, Quality & Training at Quest Integrity
As seen in the October 2016 issue of World Pipelines Magazine.
Hydrostatic testing is often the preferred method of inspection for ageing pipelines, sometimes due to limited data. This has raised questions about the ability of inspection tools to successfully navigate the pipeline. In the case studies presented in this article, an ultrasonic inline inspection (ILI) was performed in conjunction with the hydrotest.
Choosing the Right Smart Pigging Technology - Lessons Learned
By: Tim Haugen, Process Inspection Service Line Director, Quest Integrity
Empirical Guidelines for Fitness-For-Service Assessment of Wicket Gates
By: Eric Scheibler, Senior Consulting Engineer and Global Hydropower Manager, Quest Integrity
Matt Clemmer, Hydro Generation Engineering Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority
As seen in Hydro Review, Volume 35, Issue 7.
A cascading wicket gate failure at one of its 1940s-era plants prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority to develop fitness-for-service evaluation criteria, using as a basis technical studies at its 124-MW Hiwassee facility.
Fired Heater Health Monitoring and Reliability Management in Challenging Times
By: Tim Hill, Principal Consulting Engineer at Quest Integrity
As seen in the March/April issue of Inspectioneering Journal.
The reliable operation of fired heaters is critical to the successful performance of any petroleum refinery. Because they operate under such extreme conditions, the life of furnace tubes is often limited by creep, corrosion, and oxidation. This article covers many essential elements for optimizing the performance and reliability of fired heaters.
Reformer Performance and Tube Life Management
As seen in the January/February 2016 issue of Nitrogen + Syngas Magazine
The steam reformer is widely accepted as being the most complex and energy intensive part of any ammonia, methanol or hydrogen plant, and as such, it is important to ensure that it is operating and maintained under the best possible conditions. This will enable the operators to produce the maximum achievable levels of product, extend reformer tube lives and increase energy efficiency.
Inspecting Fired Heaters with Plug Headers: Obtaining Complete Data to Maximize Life
By: Quest Integrity
As featured in Hydrocarbon Processing.
Recent advances in ultrasonic-based intelligent pig technology allows for the inspection of fired heater coils that include plug headers, without requiring costly coil modifications such as radial or deflector inserts.