Predictive Maintenance / Condition Monitoring

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Infrared Thermography (IR)

IR can be an excellent tool for detection of areas of potential failure of equipment whether they be mechanical, electrical, process or electronic in nature. Our high sensitivity IR cameras offer an insight into the otherwise unseen failure mechanisms, thus contributing to cost savings, increased safety and decreased equipment downtime.

Vibration Analysis

Vibration Analysis is a predictive maintenance technique that detects equipment faults in rotating equipment and piping at an early stage. Machine vibration is a destructive force that can cause critical equipment to fail prematurely. Our vibration analysis service offers excellent value to the asset owner as it provides an insight into machine faults such as misalignment, bearing defects, imbalance etc. These issues can then be further assessed to determine the severity and root cause of the problems. The faults found are pre-emptively addressed through effective and efficient maintenance planning and monitoring resulting in:

  • Lower downtime and Higher Productivity
  • Increased Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • Increased Equipment Efficiency
  • Increased Safety
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Revenue

Oil Analysis / Tribology

In the industry, over seventy percent (70%) of bearing failures are attributed to poor lubrication practices. Oil analysis provides valuable insight into the operating condition of machines by using laboratory techniques to assess oil samples and their properties for wear particles and contaminants. It detects developing or existing faults and prompts the asset owner to implement corrective measures before equipment failure occurs. Benefits of TISL’s Oil analysis service include:

  • Increased Equipment Reliability
  • Reduced Equipment Downtime
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Extended Equipment Life

Laser Alignment

Misalignment is the leading cause for rotating equipment repairs within the industry. Its effects can lead to other mechanical problems such as machine vibration, coupling damage, mechanical seal damage and bearing damage. Over 50% of equipment repair cost owes itself to misalignment related failures. Laser alignment would ensure that rotational centres of the shafts are aligned collinearly, to correct tolerances and offers the highest accuracy and precision of out of all available alignment methods. The benefits of TISL’ laser alignment service include:

  • Reduced Power Consumption
  • Higher Productivity and Increased Efficiency
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Extended Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • Lower Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Revenue

Corrosion Assessment/Condition Monitoring

TISL is the one-stop shop for all your condition monitoring needs when our entire portfolio of services and personnel are taken into consideration. Inspectors are all trained to international standards in cross-functional areas such as NACE, API, ASNT and AWS ensuring nothing is overlooked when making assessments on assets. We regularly conduct piping and structural condition monitoring surveys on both onshore and offshore facilities utilizing cloud-based inspection software to build historical data on the condition of the asset over the entirety of its lifecycle. Our ultimate goal is to help clients save money, decrease repair downtime, manage maintenance and increase safety in the most proactive and effective way possible.

Creep Testing

Creep testing can give asset owner’s an excellent insight into remnant life of creep-loaded high temperature systems. This test is particularly useful for:

  • Thermally loaded superheater pipes/tubes
  • Long-term operating stressed high pressure team tubes
  • Heavily and unevenly loaded headers
  • Hot parts of turbine systems
  • Reformer tubes in refineries

DROPS Inspection (Dropped Object Prevention)

A dropped object prevention scheme is employed to ensure a safe working environment free from the potentially life-threatening risk of a dropped object. Our certified DROPS inspectors identify and remove potential dropped objects, as well as, install secondary retention mechanisms using rope access for a DROPS free workplace. We take a proactive approach to this survey offering recommendations and supplying solutions to help our clients achieve their HSE objectives in creating a safer working environment.