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Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC): What's At Risk & How Do We Detect It?
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Hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC), a type of wet hydrogen sulfide (H2S) damage, is a condition commonly observed in the oil refining, petrochemical, ...
Technology for HTHA Detection
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In a previous blog, we discussed High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) - what it is, how it occurs, and briefly touched on modern detection ...
It's Earth Day- Robots to the Rescue!
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Happy Earth Day, Earthlings. We, the Robots, are here to help! As the world momentarily pauses in celebration of Earth Day, let’s reflect on the ...
Non-Intrusive Inspections and How to Accomplish Them with Automation
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Automating Non-Intrusive Inspections Provides Faster Inspections and Better Results Pressure vessels and other process equipment are traditionally ...
What is High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) And Who is at Risk?
Mar 31, 2021
On April 2, 2010, at the Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company in Anacortes, Washington, employees were in the final stages of bringing three of six ...
Women’s History Month: The Leaky Pipeline & A New Revolution
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As March comes to a close, we reflect on the trailblazing women who led the way to change by celebrating Women’s History Month and the theme of ...
Unconventional Weather Impacts on Energy Infrastructure
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In mid-February, unprecedented winter storm Uri left several million Texans without heat, power, and water, disrupting energy systems and sending ...
Top 5 Reasons Industries are Turning to RUG for Piping Inspections
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We are witnessing an inflection point in the approach to inspecting piping assets in the oil and gas industry, as well as other process industries. ...
A Better Fractionator Overhead Line Inspection Strategy
Nov 10, 2020
Robust Inspection Data Delivered Without Taking the Unit Offline An overhead system is one of the most vulnerable parts of a crude oil distillation ...
How to Achieve a Higher RBI score with RUG
Oct 30, 2020
Understanding the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Confidence Scoring System Driven by API 580 and API 581 standards, the first Risk-Based Inspections ...
What is Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (and why should you care)?
Oct 8, 2020
RUG - the R stands for Rapid and/or Robot Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (aka RUG) is an innovative inspection process of creating data-rich visual grid ...
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