Safety is key in the (petro)chemical sector. Quality control of the processes and using the correct materials and techniques go hand in hand. In addition, this industry requires a robust technological solution due to, among other things, the application of high temperatures and pressures, the presence of corrosive media and the complexity of the installation.
As a corrosion expert, METALogic specializes in facing challenges within this sector through a comprehensive service with the emphasis on quality. When you think of (petro)chemicals in Belgium, you often immediately think of the port of Antwerp. We provide our services to many partners in this industrial hub thanks to our expertise and local proximity.
The benefits of working with METALogic:
Knowledge of potentially occurring degradation mechanisms is essential to extend the lifespan of an existing plant. After all, appropriate inspection techniques can be proposed on this basis. To minimize the risk of failure and to use inspection costs effectively, a RBI (risk-based inspection) methodology can provide a solution.
We guide you through the entire process, starting with the collection of the required data, the expertise, and team sessions to finally arrive at an inspection planning. With our own developed software CorLife™ we also ensure that the whole is manageable, clear and always up-to-date.
Regular inspections of aboveground storage tanks and vessels are necessary to keep the risk of leaks within limits. Traditional inspections often require an internal examination. However, an internal examination carries extra risks for people, the environment and the device itself. Water and oxygen can initiate or promote corrosion processes. With acoustic emission the device can be tested without taking it out of service. Acoustic emission also gives a 100% control of the casing.
When damage is detected, it can be further investigated in our metallographic lab via a destructive failure analysis. We carry out numerous investigations to find the root cause of the failure or material degradation.
In addition, our inspectors will also visit your premises to determine/investigate degradation or to monitor the condition of a material in a non-destructive way. Via replica, an impression of the microstructure can be taken to determine, for example, degradation due to exposure to high temperature.
Curious about more? Feel free to contact us, our experts are happy to help!