Condition Monitoring & Diagnostic Technology
Condition Monitoring is an integral part of a reliability centred maintenance strategy and is often referred to as Predictive Maintenance. TIS starts the predictive maintenance process by reviewing clients’ existing strategy with the aim to identify any areas of optimisation, if required. Further Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality (HSEQ) assessment and Asset Criticality Analysis are carried out to determine the best inspection techniques for each machine or system.
Structural Health Monitoring
All structures weaken as they age, strained by the effects of extreme cold, corrosion by water and salts, movement by various forms of loading and undermined by flooding. Such weaknesses can cause catastrophic failures, many of which can be avoided if the health of the structure is monitored, evaluated and maintained.
Structural health monitoring (SHM) involves using various non-destructive examination techniques to identify flaws in structures. During this activity, sensors installed in a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment collects data which is later analysed to allow engineers and inspectors to observe any changes to the health of the structure, be they new defects, or the deterioration of existing flaws.
An objective assessment can be made of a structure's ability to safely and efficiently perform its intended function using reliable data. These in turn allow operators to better plan and prioritise their maintenance programmes to ensure that their structures are able to do their job safely and efficiently.
Third Party QA/QC Inspections
One of the major driving factors of business success is Quality. Technical inspection services provided by TIS are utilised to validate the quality of phase/stage deliverables. TIS receives clients work scope together with a copy of Quality Management Systems QMS (including operational/project schedule) and other supporting documents. Appropriate techniques and resources are allocated and mobilised to carry out tasks as per schedule. These documents are reviewed and any optimisations identified and implemented where required with emphasis on engineering best practises and standards. Inspection reports are submitted to client on time to avoid delays to projects and operational progress.
TIS starts the structural health monitoring inspections by reviewing client’s requirements (including work packs) against applicable national and international standards and make suggestions where required. Further Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality (HSEQ) assessment and Asset Criticality Analysis are carried out to determine the best inspection techniques for each structure. We use the following techniques to monitor the performance of machinery or systems whilst in/off service:
- Vibration Analysis
- Acoustic Emission Testing
- Visual Inspection
- Lubrication Analysis (Ferrography, Spectrography etc.)
- Ultrasonic Test (UT)
- Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
- Penetration Test (PT)
- Radiographic Testing & Interpretation (RT&I)
- Visual Testing (VT)
- Eddy Current Testing (ET)
- Weld Inspection (WI)
- Guided Wave
TIS operates a database portal where all completed inspection reports can be accessed. Where certain assets are deemed highly critical to our customers process, TIS is able to install an online monitoring system where real-time data can be assessed and analysed at any point in time.
TIS has a dedicated group of highly skilled and industry certified engineers and state-of-the-art equipment to carry out Structural Health Monitoring workscopes. Our capabilities cover various industries.
- Minimised maintenance costs
- Reduce operational risk levels
- Allows the use of full cycle capacity of machinery
- Optimised maintenance and service activities
- Allows preventive action to be taken when needed to avoid consequence of failure
- Increased reliability and production
- Assists in root cause analysis
- Enhanced Safety
- Eliminates unplanned shut downs up to 85% in a typical plant with proper implementation
- Continuous monitoring process
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Improved safety and reliability
- Independent reports of quality
- Increase quality assurance success level
- Indirectly influence operational/projects progress by prompting tasks owner of pending inspections or testing.
- Identify areas of continuous monitoring and improvement
Engineering Project Management
TIS operates a projectized operational structure making Project Management a vital part of our organisation. Our project management office (PMO) combines best practices and international standards as well as guidelines to develop our organisational process assets which are utilised for successful contract delivery. From initial enquiry through to project initiation, we ensure that no stone is left unturned to get the scope right the first time to minimise risk of scope change during the project lifecycle. Our services cover the entire project lifecycle:
- Monitoring & Control
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