Integrated inspection programs accomplish regulatory compliance, safety objectives (PSM) and reliability determinations as well as assess mechanical integrity and preventative maintenance for cost effective budgeting and scheduling.
The following items are to be included in the Routine Inspections performed by the tank owner:
- General Exterior Inspection
- Tank Security and Vehicular Protection
- Tank Foundation
- Tank Supports
- Ladder, Stairs and Platforms
- Containment Systems and Structures
- Tank/Containment Level Gauges and Alarms
- Piping Systems
- Venting Devices
Routine/Periodic Inspections are generally being conducted by plant personnel, however, often these individuals are not sufficiently knowledgeable with code requirements and what constitutes an “Unsatisfactory” condition. Consider having 3rd party inspectors conduct a brief training session discussing Routine/Periodic inspection procedures while on site performing inspections, prior to demobilization.