Refinery Turnaround Inspection & Maintenance Services

The goal of turnaround planning is to ensure that plant and refinery inspections are completed as safely and efficiently as possible, and that necessary inspections are performed with regard to historical equipment data and known damage mechanisms. Abiding by industry standards and governmental regulations, MISTRAS helps clients meet these objectives.

Our multi-disciplined personnel help develop and execute inspection and maintenance plans designed to maximize safety and minimize downtime during refinery turnarounds. Our teams provide solutions for all stages of the turnaround process, including conducting inspections, performing light mechanical repairs, and potentially recommending long-term monitoring solutions.

At the conclusion of the turnaround process, MISTRAS produces a comprehensive inspection report for each piece of equipment involved in the turnaround. These reports detail the inspection results and the work that was completed, inform the client of any anticipated work to be expected at the next service interval, and recommend solutions moving forward. Clients can then use these reports for both the immediate and long-term management of their key operating assets.

Turnaround Planning

Our turnaround planning teams pride themselves on developing the most effective inspection test plan for each individual client. Starting up to a year before the planned turnaround, we begin reviewing past inspection histories and trends to pin down recurring issues. As the inspection test plan takes shape, we define the major inspection discovery work that will be required during the shutdown, anticipate mechanical repairs that may arise during the discovery process, and establish objectives and milestones.

two men collaborating while performing a refinery inspection

Turnaround Inspection Services

To adapt our inspection plans to each client’s specific needs, we employ proprietary technologies and make use of a wide variety of traditional and advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) inspection techniques, including, but not limited to:

  • Acoustic Emission (AE)
  • Visual Testing (VT)
  • Traditional and Automated Ultrasonics (UT and AUT)
  • Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

Turnaround Maintenance Services

In addition to refinery turnaround inspection services, our multi-disciplined technicians complete a range of mechanical services, including:

  • Coating/Blasting Services
  • Electrical Services
  • Industrial Services
  • Insulation Services
  • Pipefitting Services
  • Welding Services

Refinery Rope Access Services

We’re also able to access hard-to-reach locations that are not inspected and serviced as often as they should be, due to the hazards and costs involved with accessing them. This enables corrosion and other damages to proliferate unchecked. Our rope access technicians inspect and repair hard-to-reach and confined space assets as part of any refinery turnaround program.

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