Codes & Standards Inspection

Practically all materials and equipment have federal, state and local codes that mandate performance requirements. Violating codes in products and processes can result in hassles ranging from unscheduled plant shut-downs to incurring costly legal penalties. BAY Technical Associates is well known and respected for our expertise in conducting code-compliance inspections, including API 510, API 570, API 653, ASME Section VIII and ASME Section IX Welding Procedure Specifications. Interpreting and explaining the ASME standards and API codes is the core of our entire business.

Inspections

  • API 510, API 570 and API 653 Inspections
  • Boiler Inspections and Pressure Vessel Inspections
  • Evaluation of Boilers for Continued Service and Repair Requirements
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Inspection Enhancement Capabilities
    • Ultrasonic Thickness (UTT) Measurements
    • Liquid Penetrant (PT) Examination
    • Visual Inspection (VT)
    • Infrared Examination
    • Airborne Ultrasonics (Examples: electrical arcing in closed panels or leaking steam traps)

 

Case Study: Inspection of Used Equipment

A used pressure vessel was being considered for purchase and needed to be inspected for code compliance.

Solution:

BAY Technical was contracted to perform inspections on the vessel. Our inspectors traveled to the vessel location and performed a thorough external and internal inspection. We subcontracted one of the premier non-destructive examination (NDE) companies to assist us with the inspections. The NDE results were reviewed and the report submitted to the client, which allowed their engineering staff to make an informed decision about purchasing the vessel.

Case Study: Insurance Evaluation

A large insurance company requested an inspection for galvanized coiled steel that was damaged by moisture and subsequently rejected by the end user due to corrosion. The coils were located at a salvage company, where the inspection would need to be performed. 

Solution:

The insurance company contracted BAY Technical to perform the inspection at the salvage yard. The inspection revealed extensive “white rust” corrosion of the coils. We reported our findings back to the insurance company and included photographs of the damage. This resulted in a timely and fair settlement insurance claim.