Source Inspection Blog

This Blog is my mini-journal about newly published articles, and they are instantly indicated here as they being posted on the website. See below for last published articles:

Mar 24, 2017

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Mar 05, 2017

Dry Film Thickness based on SSPC-PA 2

Paint dry film thickness measurement is addressed on SSPC-PA 2 and provides information to how to average the readings and determine DFT acceptability.

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Mar 04, 2017

Surface Dust Test After Sandblasting

The surface dust test is performed after air blowing on the blast-cleaned surface and is done based on procedure outlined on ISO 8502-3.

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Mar 04, 2017

Surface Profile Measurement by Replica Tape

The surface profile measurement by replica tape (Press-O-Film or testex tape) is performed after sandblasting to make sure the sandblasted surface has adequate profile.

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Mar 04, 2017

Air Compressor Blotter Test

The air compressor Blotter Test is performed before sandblasting process. The test can be performed with white absorbent paper.

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Mar 04, 2017

Chloride Testing / Bresle Bresle Patch Method

The most of the coating specification requires that chloride testing ( Bresle Bresle patch Method) being performed before sandblasting.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 7 Brush-off Blast Cleaning (NACE No. 4)

SSPC-SP 7 Brush-off Blast Cleaning allows for a great amount of the original coating to remain on the surface and to roughen the surface prior to applying the new coating system.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 6 Commercial Blast Cleaning (NACE No. 3)

SSPC-SP 6 commercial blast cleaning (NACE No. 3) allows for stains or shadows up to 33 percent of each unit area of surface to remain.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 10 Near-White Metal Blast Cleaning (NACE NO. 2)

SSPC-SP 10 Near-white metal blast cleaning (NACE NO. 2) is to be used to clean unpainted or painted steel surfaces prior to applying a new protective coating and max 5% staining is allowed.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 5 White Metal Blast Cleaning ( NACE No. 1)

SSPC-SP 5 White metal blast cleaning (NACE No. 1) is to be used to clean unpainted or painted steel surfaces prior to applying high performance protective coating or lining systems.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 3 Power Tool Cleaning

SSPC-SP 3 power tool cleaning is frequently used when contamination to adjacent areas is a concern by sandblasting or is not feasible.

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Feb 17, 2017

SSPC-SP 1 Solvent Cleaning

SSPC-SP 1 solvent cleaning is a specification that the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has placed in order to prevent premature coating failure.

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Feb 17, 2017

Coating Inspection

The coating inspection article explains about the chloride test, surface profile measurements, wet and dry film thickness measurement, etc.

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Jan 26, 2017

Uninterrupted Power Supply Testing / UPS Testing

The uninterrupted power supply testing (UPS Testing) shall be performed after completion of assembly in the manufacturing shop.

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Jan 25, 2017

DC Power Supply Testing / Battery Charger

DC Power Supply Testing (Battery Charger FAT Testing) shall be performed after successful completion of assembly inspection at the manufacturing shop.

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Jan 25, 2017

Switchgear Testing / Switchgear FAT Test

The switchgear testing (FAT Test) is performed after successful completion of assembly inspection.

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Jan 25, 2017

Power Transformer Testing

The power transformer testing (FAT Test) is performed after completion of the assembly at the manufacturing shop.

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Jan 25, 2017

Gas Turbine Generator Testing

he gas turbine generator testing is performed after successful completion of the assembly at the manufacturing shop.

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Jan 25, 2017

Induction Motor Testing

The Induction motor testing (routine Testing or FAT Test) is performed after completion of assembly by the manufacturer.

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Jan 12, 2017

Centrifugal Compressor Vibration Testing and Analysis

This article describes about centrifugal compressor vibration testing, analysis and limits based on API Std. 617

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Jan 12, 2017

Centrifugal Compressor Testing

The centrifugal compressor testing article explains about compressor mechanical running test and compressor aerodynamic performance test, impeller overspeed, casing inspection, gas leak test etc.

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Jan 11, 2017

Centrifugal Compressor Aerodynamic Testing

The API 617 requires the Centrifugal Compressor Aerodynamic testing being performed based on the requirement of ASME PTC 10 -1997. This article provides you with information about this test.

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Jan 11, 2017

Pump Impeller Dynamic Balancing

The pump impeller dynamic balancing is done based on API 610 requirements. The standard requires the balancing be performed based on ISO 1940-1 to the Grade G2.5

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Jan 10, 2017

Pump Casing Hydrostatic Test

The pump casing hydrostatic test is performed after successful completion of the pump casing inspection.

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Jan 10, 2017

Pump Casing Inspection

The pump casing inspection starts with material inspection, nondestructive testing and ends with hydrostatic testing.

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Jan 09, 2017

Pump Mechanical Run Test

Pump mechanical run test is performed for 4 hours to proves pump work in stable condition and all variables are within acceptance range.

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Jan 09, 2017

Pump Net Positive Suction Head Test

The pump net positive suction head test (NPSH test) isperformed to measure the ability of the pump to avoid cavitation in the inlet section of the pump.

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Jan 09, 2017

Pump Vibration Testing

The pump vibration testing is performed during performance test at different flowrates and also during the mechanical running test at the rated flow.

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Jan 05, 2017

Pipe Three Layer Polyethylene Coating Specification

This content provides a sample pipe three layer polyethylene coating specification and highlights important inspection and testing requirements.

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Jan 04, 2017

What is the Valve Backseat Test?

The valve backseat test is performed in the valve with backseat feature and it is similar to the valve shell test and the valve shall be fully opened and packing gland shall be loose.

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Jan 04, 2017

What is the Valve Seat Leak Test (Closure Test)?

In valve seat leak test one side (valve inlet or outlet) shall be subjected to the hydrostatic pressure and amount of leakage shall be measured on the opposite side of the valve.

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Jan 03, 2017

What is the valve Shell Test (Body Test)?

The valve shell test is conducted by valve manufacturer and based on the requirements of API STD 598 ( Valve Inspection and Testing).

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Jan 03, 2017

What is the Welding Map?

The welding map is the equipment sketch which identifies the welding seams and indicates what WPS shall be used for that particular welding seam.

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Jan 03, 2017

What is the Nondestructive Testing Map?

The Nondestructive testing map identifies NDE method and location of the application on the equipment sketch.

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Jan 03, 2017

What is the nonconformity report (NCR)?

The Nonconformity report is a supplementary document for source inspection report when a nonconformance being observed.

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Dec 23, 2016

What is the Material Test Report (MTR)/ Mill Test Report?

Material test report or Mill test report certifies that the chemical analysis and mechanical properties are in conformance with the specified specification.

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Dec 22, 2016

What is the Maximum Allowable Working Pressure?

This article explains about maximum allowable working pressure and its difference with design pressure in the ASME pressure vessel.

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Dec 18, 2016

What is the Arithmetic Average Roughness Height?

This article talks about Arithmetic Average Roughness Height in industrial surfaces such as flange face etc.

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Dec 17, 2016

What is the normalizing heat treatment?

The objective of normalizing heat treatment is to enhance the mechanical properties of the material by refining the microstructure.

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Dec 17, 2016

What is the non-ferrous materials?

This article provides information about non-ferrous materials properties and applications such as Aluminum, copper, and nickel.

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