Materials Asset Integrity

With our experience, BakerRisk provides appropriate technical advice, engineering design support, and inspection recommendations to improve equipment length of life and reliability. We also provide a wide range of services in materials engineering, mechanical integrity assessments, and material failure analysis and prevention for equipment and structures. These services are carried out in our well-equipped materials laboratory using optical and scanning electron microscopes, hardness testers, and fracture analysis and inspection equipment.

We offer expertise in assessing the mechanical integrity of industrial equipment and structures to ensure equipment reliability and manage risk. During a mechanical integrity assessment, our multi-disciplined engineering staff work together with plant personnel to evaluate equipment and process parameters that affect equipment and structural integrity.

Materials Asset Integrity
API specifications applicable for such assessments include:
  • API 579 – 1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service
  • API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
  • API 570 – Piping Inspection Code
  • API 571 – Damaged Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment
  • API 576 – Relief Valves
  • API 653 – Storage Tanks
  • API 941 – Steels for Hydrogen Service and Elevated Temperatures

In addition, we provide third-party laboratory examination at our Materials Laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. BakerRisk’s Examination Room is suitable for housing interested parties of up to 20 individuals and their photographic equipment. When metallurgical or destructive analysis is required, the work will be performed in the BakerRisk Metallurgical Laboratory or at another BakerRisk testing facility.

BakerRisk characterizes materials and identifies causes of failure in our San Antonio Laboratory using state of the art microscopes.
BakerRisk characterizes materials and identify causes of failure in our San Antonio Laboratory using state of the art microscopes.
BakerRisk has experience performing many types of mechanical integrity services, such as:
  • Assessing heat and fire damage, as well as conducting a fire hazard analysis
  • Identifying potential damage and degradation mechanisms
  • Evaluating potential brittle fracture concerns such as cold embrittlement
  • Recommending special emphasis programs such as Wet H2S, environmental cracking, and High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)
  • Providing recommendations for inspection procedures and intervals based on plant inspection reports
  • Performing analysis based on non-destructive inspection methods
  • Determining remaining life of piping exposed to elevated temperatures
  • Assessing tank and pipe wall thinning due to erosion or corrosion
  • Developing mechanical integrity programs
We specialize in solutions for the following industries:
  • Chemical and Ammonia
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Pipeline and Transportation
  • Power Generation
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceutical

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