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External Steam Reformer Tube Inspection Solution Increases Reliability and Minimizes Unplanned Downtime

August 22, 2013 SEATTLE--()--Quest Integrity Group, a global leader in the development and delivery of advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and software products, recently developed a high definition animation featuring MANTIS™, its external steam reformer tube inspection solution. MANTIS conducts reformer tube inspections using proprietary tube creep sensors. Combined with data analysis, remaining life assessment, proprietary materials database, temperature correction software and advanced engineering capabilities for customized solutions as required, Quest Integrity’s unique Reformer Care Solution enables operators to optimally manage these critical assets.

MANTIS detects, identifies and quantifies a variety of failure mechanisms such as cracks and fissures caused by creep strain, as well as bulging, swelling and manufacturing flaws. Since MANTIS travels the full tube length at a speed of 2 feet per second (0.61/meter), each tube is inspected on average in less than one minute, minimizing reformer down time. Quest Integrity’s engineers analyze the collected inspection data to assess fitness-for-service (FFS) from Level 1 to Level 3 in accordance with API-579 and ASME FFS standards, allowing plant engineers to safely manage and often extend tube life.

"The MANTIS animation features one part of our integrated Reformer Care Solution, which enables our clients to minimize the risk of unplanned downtime and maximize tube life. The inspection data, advanced engineering and remaining life assessment capabilities that Quest Integrity offers for steam reformers provide our clients with a solution for optimal asset integrity management,” said Barry Fisher, Director of Syngas Resources, Quest Integrity Group.

Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company (NYSE: TISI), is a global leader in the development and delivery of asset integrity and reliability management services and solutions for its clients. Solutions consist of technology-enabled, advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and products that help companies in the refining and chemical, pipeline, syngas and power industries reduce operational and safety risks, improve operational planning and increase profitability. Quest Integrity Group is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Houston, Denver, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands.

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