Thursday, December 23, 2010

TCR PPSIMTECH presents a paper in Oman

Mr. Ron Selva and Mr. Rohit Bafna of TCR PPSIMTECH presented a paper on Risk Based Inspection with a special focus on Amonia tanks at the FAI – OMIFCO Training Program for Senior Maintenance Engineers in Fertiliser Industry, 18th - 22nd December 2010, Muscat, Oman. This conference was attended by senior inspection personnel from OMIFCO, Adnoc Fertil, Chambal Fertilizers, IFFCO, Deepak Fertilizers, Tata, and other companies in the fertilizer industry from India.


The reliable and proven Risk based Inspection (RBI) technology process developed by PP SIMTECH (UK), with key guidance from API 580/581 and UK HSE,  has been accepted globally as good engineering practice by leading international companies. PP SIMTECH has successfully implemented RBI at BP, Dow Chemicals, GPIC, ADNOC-Fertil, Norsk Hydro, BASF, INEOS.


In India, PP SIMTECH (UK) has partnered with TCR Engineering Services (, India's leading Material Testing, QA and Inspection Company.


rbiAsyst™, a Fully auditable & transparent software system developed by PP SIMTECH, is designed to facilitate the RBI team study and successful implementation of RBI technology process at a plant site.

The RBI team study facilitated by TCR PP SIMTECH and rbiAsyst™ software provides all plant management and operations team to identify and resolve complex item technical issues associated with static equipment including reactors, furnaces, strippers, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reformers, boilers, fired heaters with associated items such as interconnected piping and storage tanks.

Reliable assessment and calculation of risk profile of an item, based on its "active" and "potential" Damage Mechanism ensures that the resulting inspection interval for the item is reliably optimized in a safe and cost-effective manner.

The TCR PP SIMTECH team includes Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgists, Corrosion Engineers, NDT Experts, RBI Experts and Project Managers and provides plants with RBI, Fitness-For-Service (API 579), Material Damage Mechanisms Assessment, Metallurgical Investigation & Failure Analysis and In-service Inspection.

Our approach to risk-based inspection is based on a strong co-operation between the plant personnel and TCR PP SIMTECH experts. The adopted process of guided expert judgment is based on operational experiences and sound technical basis for the evaluation of possible degradation mechanisms.

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