The UK refinery and chemical industry turnaround season is now upon us..
Thousands of bolted flange joints will be disassembled and remade in hazardous process areas across many sites.
It still bewilders me that there are insufficient site joint integrity procedures to follow…and that the work is carried out by incompetent personnel…using uncontrolled methods of bolting…
Of course it’s not all doom and gloom as there are many UK assets that are taking the subject seriously and comply to regulations and industry standards. But for every one COMAH site that is compliant, there’s another that sadly isn’t.
Are you compliant?
Are you turnaround ready?