Since 2007 the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code has included Chapter VII, establishing mandatory requirements for Operation and Maintenance. The key elements of this program are discussed here, and require that Operators outline a detailed maintenance plan for their Covered Piping Systems (CPSs). The Code also requires that operators perform regular Condition Assessments of their CPS ensuring that relevant degradation mechanisms are being covered.
Tetra provides the following services to Owners and Operators of Combined Cycle and Thermal Power Plants:
- Preparation of a B31.1 compliant CPS Maintenance Programme
- Grade 91 and CSEF Risk Assessment
- Fatigue Risk Assessment
- Thermal Impingement/Shock Risk Assessment
- Piping Support Inspection Programme
We additionally provide these programmes and the results from their associated Condition Assessments in the format of a digital, 3-dimensional, Knowledge Management System called PipeVue.