As per API 653 regulation, monthly tank inspections are mandatory. Besides this, worldwide inspection services companiesare required to conduct 10-years internal inspection and 5-years in external service inspection.
Monthly inspections must be done by trained professionals only. However, the person may not necessarily be certified. It’s the responsibility of the tank operator to maintain a record of all the inspections done so far and provide it for review by the regulators.
In this blog, we are going to look deeper into the API 653 inspection standard.
Can API 653 Inspections Detect Moisture Under the Insulation?
For tank inspection companies, inspecting heated and insulated tanks are challenging. There could be anything inside the insulation and metal jacketing. There are many instances where external inspections couldn’t trace corrosion under insulation that led to tank failure. When getting an API inspection, make sure it can detect moisture under the metal covering or insulation.
Corrosion Under Insulation – Are There Solutions For Repairing Damage and Preventing Further Corrosion?
What are the Ways to Repair the Tank and Prevent Further Damage?
There are cases where a tank started to leak with just three months of thorough 10-year-out-of-service inspection. The area behind the horizontal insulation …