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Inspection and Maintenance Of Safety Equipment

For Conservation, Safety and Environmental Protection

Ensuring the safety and reliability of your operations is non-negotiable, and at Protectoseal, we take that seriously. Safety and reliability of your operations begins with a simple yet crucial question: Have you inspected your industrial safety equipments? Regular inspections are paramount to maintaining optimal functionality and safety standards. We emphasize the importance of proactive maintenance to mitigate potential risks and ensure your equipment performs effectively.

The Importance of Maintenance

Incorporating these practices into your maintenance routine not only safeguards your equipment but also contributes to a secure and efficient operational environment.

Regular Inspection and Maintenance – Regular inspection and maintenance programs are the lifeblood of effective equipment performance. They ensure not just functionality but longevity and reliability, contributing to the seamless operation of your systems.
Annual Inspection and Maintenance – Ensure a storage tank designed to operate at pressures from atmospheric through 0.5 PSIG is functioning as per the requirement.
Maintenance Timing – Most applications may not demand maintenance in the first year; unusual service conditions may require more frequent checks. Timing is the key to keeping your equipment in top-notch condition. Opting for a run-to-failure approach is not an option. Failure can lead to severe consequences, including property damage or loss of life. Our approach emphasizes prevention over reaction.
Explosion Hazard Prevention – Neglecting inspections and maintenance creates a potential explosion hazard. Prioritize regular checks to mitigate this risk and uphold a safe working environment for everyone.
Preserving Product Condition – Maintain products in good condition, free from damage, corrosion, or blockages. A well-maintained product is a reliable product.
Adherence to Safety Directives – Adhering to ATEX Directives 2014/34/EU and 1999/92/EC is crucial for products used in potentially explosive atmospheres in Europe since July 2003.

KEY MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

Flame Asrrester

Flame Arresters

  • Debris Blockage:
    Dirt and small particles may get deposited in the narrow gaps between the plates of flame arresters causing performance degradation. Regular inspections will help detect and remove debris causing blockages in the arrester element.
  • Corrosion Monitoring:
    Flame arrester components may be exposed to galvanic corrosion or other heavy corrosion due to regular exposure to toxic gases, leading to breakdown and performance degradation. Periodic checks will help you identify any corrosion signs, and immediate action is necessary to prevent structural compromise.
  • Mechanical Integrity Checks:
    Evaluating mechanical integrity is a foundational aspect of maintenance. Any indications of damage, whether from external forces or internal factors, demand swift attention to preserve the arrester’s effectiveness.
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Pressure/Vacuum Relief Vents

  • Operating Conditions:
    Check the operating conditions of pressure/vacuum relief vents. Focusing on factors such as pressure and vacuum levels, temperature range, and the type of gas or fluid being handled will help maintain the pressure/vacuum relief vents in good working condition.
  • Checking Set Points and Calibration:
    See if the vent opens at the correct set pressure and reseats properly after operation. If not, it may require adjustments or calibration to ensure the settings align with the specific needs of the system.
  • Seal Integrity:
    Check that the seals are not cracked, hardened, or otherwise compromised. A faulty seal can lead to leakage or failure of the vent to operate properly.
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Tank Blanketing Valves

  • Valve Calibration:
    Calibrate Tank Blanketing Valves regularly to ensure accurate gas flow rates and maintain the desired pressure within the tank.
  • Seal Inspection:
    Check the valve seals for wear and tear, and replace them if necessary to prevent gas leakage.
  • Corrosion Prevention:
    Implement measures to prevent corrosion on the valve body and associated components.
  • System Integrity Checks:
    Conduct regular checks on the entire tank blanketing system to verify the integrity of valves, piping, and control mechanisms.

Professional On-Site Assessments and Comprehensive Service Reporting

  On-Site Surveys

Protectoseal has a network of approved inspection and maintenance partners with qualified professionals.

These partners conduct on-site surveys to evaluate the condition and performance of Pressure/Vacuum Relief Vents, Flame Arresters, and Tank Blanketing Valves.

During on-site surveys, partners thoroughly inspect devices, collect relevant data, and examine equipment for wear and tear, corroding or faulty parts, and compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Service Reports

Partners generate accurate service reports that provide comprehensive overviews of their findings and recommendations.

The reports serve as valuable documentation and facilitate effective maintenance planning and prompt action to address identified issues, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Beyond surveys, our commitment extends to ongoing support. We have a network of approved partners ready to provide continued maintenance services, ensuring the long-term reliability and safety of your equipment.

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Why Choose Protectoseal?

Choosing Protectoseal means selecting a partner dedicated to not only meeting but exceeding your safety and performance expectations.

  • Tailored Solutions for Optimal Performance: We tailor recommendations to ensure your equipment is not just functional but optimized for both safety and performance. These recommendations are made on the basis of our comprehensive survey findings.
  • Confidence through Thorough Inspections: Our commitment to thorough inspections translates to unparalleled peace of mind. Gain confidence in the safety and reliability of your operations as Protectoseal meticulously evaluates your equipment.
  • Proactive Risk Mitigation: At Protectoseal, with Protectoseal, identify and address potential risks promptly. Our proactive approach mitigates the chances of accidents, injuries, and property damage, safeguarding your operations.
  • Guarantee of Compliance: Rest assured that your equipment complies with industry standards and regulations. Protectoseal’s site surveys focus on ensuring adherence, minimizing the risk of penalties and regulatory issues.
  • Comprehensive Ongoing Support: Beyond surveys, our extensive network of partners offers continued maintenance support. This ensures the long-term reliability of your equipment, providing a holistic solution for your operational needs.

Protectoseal recommends regular inspection and maintenance of your safety equipment in adherence to safety directives.

St. Fergus Gas TERMINALS’ Safety Journey with Protectoseal

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In the coastal town of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lies the pivotal St. Fergus Gas Terminal. During the terminal’s operational tenure, a critical challenge emerged concerning the flame arresters safeguarding the overflow protection tanks. Recognizing the urgency, Protectoseal swung into action, conducting a comprehensive site survey. The findings were alarming—over 100 Flame Arresters desperately needed replacement.

Corrosion, exacerbated by the terminal’s coastal locale, emerged as the chief cause behind this urgent maintenance requirement. A collaborative effort ensued as Protectoseal teamed up with company engineers. Together, they meticulously determined the accurate specifications and optimal locations for each Flame Arrester replacement. Protectoseal supplied EVB End-of-Line Flame Arresters and Detonation Flame Arresters to fortify the safety measures.

This concentrated effort of our experts helped St. Fergus Gas Terminal to avoid major breakdowns, workplace accidents, and optimize the value of investments.
EVB End-of-Line Flame Arresters and Detonation Flame Arresters.

This concerted effort not only addressed the immediate need but also ensured a robust and reliable safety system for the St. Fergus Gas Terminal.