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Mechanical Integrity

Ensuring the integrity of equipment throughout the entire life cycle

For operators of chemical, oil and gas processing plants and facilities, mechanical integrity is a critical concern. Facilities and equipment are subject to a variety of stresses as they age. These stresses can lead to equipment failures, adversely impacting production activity, and potentially exposing workers to safety risks.

What is Mechanical Integrity?

An effective mechanical integrity program begins in the design phase, evaluates equipment at installation, regularly assesses the condition of equipment, and identifies when equipment inspection/maintenance is required. Mechanical Integrity is the combination of regulatory compliance, codes of construction/inspection, best practices in operations/maintenance, and safety. This proactive approach can extend the performance life of expensive facilities and equipment and prevent equipment breakdowns.

Our Mechanical Integrity Services at a Glance

TÜV SÜD PetroChem specializes in mechanical integrity inspection programs for piping systems, pressure vessels, tanks and all related components to ensure their continued integrity for service. In addition, we implement and audit worker safety programs that meet the regulatory requirements of OSHA 1910.119 and API-recommended practices.

Our Mechanical Integrity program includes:

  • Policy and Procedure review
  • Compliance Auditing
  • Process reviews
  • Vendor shop inspection
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) services
  • Evaluation of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) results
  • Skilled Risk Based Inspection teams
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) Services
  • Complete piping classification and systemization
  • In-house engineering expertise
  • Experienced management

Why TÜV SÜD For Your Mechanical Integrity Needs?

TÜV SÜD’s mechanical integrity program is recognized as the standard in the petrochemical industry. We are also a leading provider of advanced nondestructive testing and evaluation services and pioneered the use of long-range guided wave ultrasonics in inspection services. In addition, TÜV SÜD laboratories and testing facilities can perform quality inspections on almost any form of ferrous material, component or product assembly.

TÜV SÜD PetroChem has been synonymous with quality inspection services in the energy and chemical industries for more than 30 years. We’re part of the global network of TÜV SÜD and have access to a complete range of product testing, certification and audit services. From unbundled risk evaluations to management systems and product testing, we deliver what other inspection companies cannot.


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