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API 1104 Welding recommendation for pipeline

Welding Code and standard There are 2 Welding code or standard that widely used in Oil and Gas facilities. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) section 9 provide welding requirement and specification used for Boiler, Pressure Vessel, Process Piping, Power Piping and other facilities. This section 9 is very famous and well known in engineering, welding and inspection community arround the world. API 1104 The second book is API 1104. This standard covers the gas and arc welding of butt, fillet, and socket welds in carbon and low-alloy steel piping used in the compression, pumping, and transmission of crude petroleum. petroleum products, fuel gases, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen and, where applicable, covers welding on distribution systems. It applies to both new construction and in-service welding.The welding may be done by a shielded metal-arc welding, submerged arc welding, gas tungsten-arc welding, gas metal-arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, plasma arc welding,[…]

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what is CMMS preventive maintenance software?

What is CMMS Preventive maintenance software?

I have worked in the maintenance team for more than 10 years at 2 different companies. Both of them use CMMS to help manage maintenance activities. The CMMS I have used is Avantis and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE E1). My job function is as a maintenance engineer and planner who is often involved in maintenance strategy evaluation, RCM assessment, and Planning & Scheduling. CMMS is very useful to give users immediate insight into the state of his maintenance needs with comprehensive work order schedules, accurate inventory forecasts, and instant access to hundreds of invaluable reports. CMMS solutions make maintenance management easier by empowering users with information that they can make the most informed decisions possible. What is CMMS stand for? CMMS stands for Computerized maintenance management system. CMMS is software that maintains a database of information about maintenance activities in a particular company. This maintenance activity information is intended to[…]

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how to develop dissimilar metal or galvanic corrosion prevention

what is dissimilar metal or galvanic corrosion prevention? Corrosion is a process of damage to a material due to environmental influences. This is a natural process in metals. Corrosion in metals and equipment in the oil and gas industry results in financial losses, pollutes the environment and can endanger human safety. Engineers and scientists do a lot of research on corrosion to prevent and control the corrosion rates. On this occasion, we will discuss Galvanic Corrosion or known as dissimilar metal corrosion. This corrosion occurs when 2 different metal or alloy metals in the same environment and interconnected. This corrosion occurs because of the potential difference between the metals so that one metal functions as the anode and the other metal functions as the cathode. The principle of galvanic corrosion is the same as the electro-chemical principle of electrodes (cathodes and anodes), electrolytes and electric current. Metal that functions as[…]

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IDMS Integrity Database Management System best practice 3 (asset management software)

IDMS integrity database management system best practice we will continue the previous article about IDMS integrity database management system best practice. Previously we talk about design code, inspection method involved and trending. now we will focus on Risk Based Inspection feature. IDMS integrity database management system best practice : upload Risk Based Inspection assessment One of Asset integrity Engineer job is conduct Risk based inspection for all fixed equipment. Risk Based Inspection assessment involve many job functions such as Asset Integrity engineer, Inspection specialist / API inspector, Corrosion engineer, operation folk and also IDMS Specialist. there are 3 type RBI methods i.e qualitative assessment, quantitative assessment and semi-quantitative assessment. In qualitative assessment, the SME (Subject Matter Expert) make a score of Pof (probability of failure) based on their expertise. They can say a carbon-dioxide pipeline is higher corrosive than a “high purity” crude oil pipeline.  They do not need to[…]

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