We provide a comprehensive service in Asset Integrity Management (AIM) for pressure systems, delivering risk-based programmes to focus inspections where they are most needed, to mitigate regulatory, process safety, environmental and commercial risks.

We provide inspection strategies and workscopes that enable compliance with statutory requirements and industry good practice, coordinating and delivering all site inspections (including non-destructive testing), as well as integrity assessment, weld repair solutions, component life extension and failure assessment.

Our inspection service

TÜV Rheinland is a leading provider of technical services worldwide.  Our Risktec AIM team has extensive experience in providing inspection, integrity assessment and welding guidance for pressure parts in the power and oil sectors.  Our people are client-focussed, quality-driven, industry experts with a practical, common sense approach.

We manage the integrity of pressure systems to:

  • Ensure compliance
  • Identify and resolve potential sources of unplanned unavailability
  • Optimise the use of inspection opportunities and the client’s resources

We support the delivery of planned outages / turnarounds and breakdowns through:

  • Coordination of the inspection scope and third party contractors
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Visual examinations
  • Integrity assessment
  • Component life management
  • Weld repair advice

Our comprehensive services are designed to offer our clients flexibility, enabling them to maximise their ability to respond to ever-changing market conditions.

Our AIM capabilities are underpinned by a thorough understanding of the relevant regulations, and practical experience of pressure system design and operation, degradation mechanisms and integrity assessment. As such, Risktec is able to act as ‘owner’s engineer’ for a wide range of clients, helping them manage their plant integrity risks and support postponements of examinations and increases in examination intervals, while ensuring regulatory compliance. This provides clients with greater operational flexibility against a background of challenging market conditions.

We also produce novel weld repair solutions, which can address degraded austenitic and ferritic materials, for example. These provide significant added value to clients during outages, turnarounds and breakdowns by minimising downtime and allowing greater planning time for component repair or replacement.

Our inspection and integrity management services

Outage / turnaround strategy flexibility

Extension of inspection periodicity
Postponements of examinations
‘Limited certificate’ inspection workscopes
Phasing of statutory examinations
Tailored inspection workscopes to suit client operational requirements

Breakdown and incident support

Out-of-hours inspection, integrity advice and repair support
Metallurgical condition assessment
Failure investigation
Plant data analysis
Identification of emergent risks

Welding integrity

Weld repair solutions, specialising in service-degraded steels (including Grade 91)
Welding guidance, including review of third party welding procedures
Welding inspector services, e.g. review of welder qualifications, heat treatment requirements, etc.

Inspection and assessment

NDT, including specialist techniques
Visual examinations
On-site metallurgical replication, material composition and hardness testing
Materials testing
Component life assessment and life extension
Plant modification and design review support

Key benefits

Key benefits of working with Risktec include:

  • Impartial and independent advice
  • Improved plant integrity, reliability and availability
  • Bespoke inspection schedules to match clients’ operational requirements
  • Industry-specific NDT techniques to detect and characterise defects
  • Coordination of inspections to ensure planned downtime is minimised
  • Prompt integrity assessment – run, repair, replace
  • Novel weld repair solutions
  • Out of hours support and rapid response, including breakdowns