ASME B31.1 places practice requirements on Operators for the maintenance of their Covered Piping Systems (CPSs). Condition Assessments are required on a regular basis, associated with good record-keeping for traceability. Over time this generates large volumes of documentation and inspection history data, therefore a coherent solution to knowledge management is needed.
PipeVue 2.0 was developed by Tetra Engineering to store and organize large amounts of inspection data in one network-based solution, easy accessible for both plant operators as well as engineers planning yearly inspections. PipeVue 2.0 has three modules covering:
- Pipe Hangers & Supports;
- Flow-accelerated Corrosion inspection data; and
- Grade 91 Weld inspection data
The software stores hanger/support setting information (hot/cold), inspection notes, photos, NDT data and associated design documentation (PDF drawings & manuals) in a simple and categorized manner, with 3D-visualization of all components.
The user can add new data and save to a networked database, where it will be instantly accessible for other users. The software is available as a deliverable from Piping Inspections, or independently as a Knowledge Management System for Power Piping. Engineering support from Tetra is available as an option, creating an instant channel between plant personnel and third party engineers.