Entries by Structural Integrity

News & Views, Volume 52 | Understanding the Effects of Hydrogen Blending on Pipeline Integrity

OIL & GAS SAFETY & RELIABILITY By:  Scott Riccardella, Owen Malinowski & Dr. Pete Riccardella Structural Integrity Associates is focused on evaluating the impact of hydrogen blending on pipeline integrity and establishing a roadmap for our clients to maintain the safety and integrity of their aging natural gas steel transmission pipelines. Hydrogen is widely recognized […]

News & Views, Volume 52 | Online Monitoring of HRSG with SIIQ™

A CASE STUDY ON IMPLEMENTATION AT A 3X1 COMBINED CYCLE FACILITY (ARTICLE 1 OF 3)  By:  Kane Riggenbach and Ben Ruchte SI has successfully implemented a real-time, online, damage monitoring system for the Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) at a combined cycle plant with a 3×1 configuration (3 HRSGs providing steam to a single steam […]

News & Views, Volume 52 | An SIIQ™ Primer

POWER PLANT ASSET MANAGEMENT SI’s technology differs from most systems by focusing on MODELING OF DAMAGE MECHANISMS (e.g. damage initiation and subsequent rate of accumulation) affecting components that, if a failure were to occur, would impact safety and reliability. SIIQ™ is part of the next-generation approach for managing assets through online monitoring and diagnostic (M&D) […]

News & Views, Volume 52 | Forecasting the Life of a Mass Concrete Structure, Part Two

These methods are not only applicable to new structures.  Armed with the knowledge we can gain from record drawings, visual inspection, and non-destructive examination, SI is able to predict the life of concrete structures, new and old, giving key insights into their behavior in the future. HEAT OF HYDRATION In understanding the life of a […]

Structural Integrity Associates and C2C Technical Services Announce the Formation of SI Solutions in Partnership with Jumana Capital

CHARLOTTE, NC – Structural Integrity Associates (“SI”) www.structint.com, a leading specialty engineering consultant in the power and utility industry, and C2C Technical Services (“C2C”) www.c2ctechnicalservices.com, a leading electrical engineering and electrical field service company, are pleased to announce the formation of SI Solutions, LLC (“SI Solutions”) in partnership with Jumana Capital (“Jumana”) www.jumanacapital.com, a Houston, […]

News & Views, Volume 51 | Optical Microscopy Applications and Benefits

By:  Clark McDonald In the world of metallurgical failure analysis, areas of interest on broken parts can be colorful or drab, three-dimensional or flat, and most importantly, very big or very small.  A big part of failure analysis work is telling the story, explaining the failure mode, or in some cases, showing that critical piece […]

News & Views, Volume 51 | Drone Inspections

SI EXPANDED CAPABILITIES By:  Jason Van Velsor and Robert Chambers Structural Integrity (SI) has recently added drones to our toolbox of inspection equipment. Using drones, inspectors are able to complete visual inspections safely and more efficiently. Applications of drones for visual inspections include plant and piping walkdowns, structural inspections and atmospheric corrosion monitoring (ACM) of […]