|IndianOil has full-fledged Inspection Departments in all its refineries, comprising qualified mechanical/metallurgical engineers, to monitor the health of static equipment. Its R&D Centre also offers support in conducting detailed health assessment of units. The Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for carrying out health assessment and material failure analysis.
A thorough inspection of all equipment, along with specific, elaborate inspection of critical equipment, can also be carried out using visual and non-destructive techniques such as thermography and radiography. If required, the Applied Metallurgy Group of the R&D Centre conduct micro-structural analysis to assess the health of equipment. The facilities available include microscopic examination, chemical analysis by alloy analyser, scanning electron microscopy, in situ metallography, micro-hardness testing, etc. Based on the inspection studies, recommendations are made for short-term and long-term remedial actions.
IndianOil's inspection teams have a deep understanding of the complexities of all the process units of modern refineries and can offer comprehensive inspection services of a highly professional nature.