Inspection Insights

The Inspector's Approach to Turnaround Execution: Proactive vs. Reactive

Anyone who has been around the turnaround inspection business long enough has surely been exposed to the two primary schools of thought for turnaround inspectors regarding our activity and participation level. I would like to take a moment to discuss them both and hopefully demonstrate why only one is truly correct.

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Inspection Documentation and Reporting

Just about every inspector has the ability to find issues or discrepancies while performing inspections. Alternatively, very few inspectors are proficient at documenting and reporting those findings in a detailed, quantifiable manner.

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Read Sentinel's Introductory Refractory Article Published in Inspectioneering Journal

Our resident refractory expert, Jackson Espinoza, recently authored "What is Refractory? Its Uses / Installation Methods / Anchoring Systems" in Inspectioneering Journal, a reputable industry trade publication.

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Leadership and Mentoring of Young Inspectors

Throughout my career as an inspector and manager I’ve been fortunate to work with inspectors, engineers and metallurgists that provided their time and experience to mold me into the professional that I am today. Without question, this has given me the necessary tools to have a successful career.

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The Evolution of Tubing Inspection Technologies - More Coils Means Better Data

Eddy Current Technology (ECT) has evolved into the Eddy Current Array (ECA). The difference between these two technologies is in the amount of coils designed within the probe body. Most off-the shelf probes are designed with a standard set of coils which interrogate the entire circumference of the tube at one time.

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Performing Cursory External Vessel Inspections during Turnaround

Cursory external inspections should be performed in the early turnaround stages, prior to equipment isolation, to proactively discover and get ahead of potential problem areas.

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Addition of Radiographic Testing (RT) to our list of nondestructive testing services

Radiographic testing has proven to be an effective tool for determining the integrity of weldments, identifying the extent of corrosion in piping and other components (insulated or not), and for many other uses.

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Sentinel Integrity Solutions Inc. to Utilize Eddyfi's SHARCK Nondestructive Examination Tool, First of Its Kind in North America

We are excited to announce the addition of Eddyfi's SHARCK probe to its nondestructive testing technology offerings.

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