We provide onshore and offshore industrial equipment inspection and assessment services.
Engineering works responsible for control of equipment physical integrity, acting preventively to ensure safe working/operation conditions for a previously determined period.
Systematic Equipment Inspection activities originated in the United States at the start of the 20th century, when the high demand for fuels and chemicals led to continuous industrial processing and increase in the severity of operating conditions, with subsequent unscheduled stops in industrial plants and accidents due to equipment faults. The activity was regulated and inspected from 1919, when the National Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels Inspectors was created with this purpose.
In Brazil, formal creation of this field took place in 1958, at the Refinaria Presidente Bernardes, Cubatão, after a series of accidents. From then on, Equipment Inspection departments were created in the other operating refineries (Petrobras and private companies) and the rising petrochemical industry. Nowadays, the equipment inspection culture is a widespread practice in major oil, petroleum and chemical industries. Due to legal enforcement, inspections were implemented in other installations that use boilers and pressure-working equipment.