Mechanical Integrity

Ensuring the Integrity of Equipment and Protecting the Safety of Workers

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

An effective mechanical integrity program regularly assesses the condition of equipment and identifies when equipment maintenance is required. This proactive approach can extend the performance life of expensive facilities and equipment and also prevent equipment breakdowns. An on-stream process safety management program complements these benefits by giving workers clear guidance on acceptable practices, thereby helping to prevent workplace injuries.

Our services at a glance

TÜV SÜD America, Chemical Oil and Gas specializes in mechanical integrity inspection programs for piping systems, pressure vessels, tanks and all related components to ensure their continued integrity and fitness 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 specific expertise includes:

  • Project estimates based on verified field data
  • Skilled inspection teams
  • Vendor shop inspection
  • Fully auditable systems
  • Complete piping classification and systemization
  • In-house engineering expertise
  • Experienced management

Why choose TÜV SÜD America?

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 services, and pioneered the use of long-range guided wave ultrasonics in inspection services. And TÜV SÜD laboratories and testing facilities can perform quality inspections on almost any form of ferrous material, component or product assembly.

TÜV SÜD America, Chemical, Oil and Gas 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 AG, 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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