Advantages of a GGS NDT Inspection

Benefit from results that allow you to do more with your data.

Meet requirements and manage cost today and well into the future.

Reach well beyond the minimum standard with a NDT inspection from GGS. Our testing provides what you need to minimize vulnerability and make clear, thoughtful moves in the areas that matter most. You will be able to affect operations, budgeting, planning, maintenance, mechanical integrity and compliance requirements with conclusive information about the state of your piping system.

Learn more about how the data we provide gives you the foundation necessary to secure initiatives in each of the following areas:

Meet OSHA & EPA regulatory requirements

regulatory requirements

Gain peace of mind with early detection

early detection

Improve planning and maintenance decision making

planning and maintenance

Confirm code compliance and P&ID accuracy

P&ID and code confirmation

Strengthen Your PSM & RMP Programs

Do more than just 'check the box'. The nature of our process and technology will help you meet testing requirements and so much more.

Testing

A Mechanical Integrity Requirement

OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119)(j)(4)

(j) Mechanical Integrity.

(4) Inspection and testing.

(i) Inspections and tests shall be performed on process equipment.

(ii) Inspection and testing procedures shall follow recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.

(iii) The frequency of inspections and tests of process equipment shall be consistent with applicable manufacturers’ recommendations and good engineering practices, and more frequently if determined to be necessary by prior operating experience.

(iv) The employer shall document each inspection and test that has been performed on process equipment. … and the results of the inspection test.

EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule (40 CFR 68, defined by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments) has adopted the OSHA PSM standard as its prevention program for processes in Program [Level] 3.

ANSI/IIAR Standard 6-2019 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed- Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems states testing should be performed when the state of a component cannot be determined by visual inspection and at minimal timeframe intervals independent of visual inspection.

How we help:

GGS testing process meets or exceeds all requirements related to execution and record keeping of data on your system. For more information, review the details about our Non Destructive Testing Services.

Equipment Deficiencies

A Mechanical Integrity Requirement

OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119)(j)(5)

(j) Mechanical Integrity.

(5) Equipment deficiencies.

The employer shall correct deficiencies in equipment that are outside acceptable limits (defined by the process safety information on paragraph (d) of this section) before further use or in a safe and timely manner when necessary means are taken to assure safe operation.

EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule (40 CFR 68, defined by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments) has adopted the OSHA PSM standard as its prevention program for processes in Program [Level] 3.

ANSI/IIAR Standard 6-2019 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems states minimum requirements for corrective action on deficient equipment.

How we help:

GGS testing detects and measure all critical conditions on tested location in your systems. You will be provided the data you need to make informed planning and maintenance decisions to ensure piping, piping components and vessels deficiencies are corrected and within acceptable operating limits. For more information, review the details about the rich data we provide supports Planning and Maintenance.

Quality Assurance

A Mechanical Integrity Requirement

OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119)(j)(6)

(j) Mechanical Integrity.

(6) Quality assurance.

(i) In the construction of new plants and equipment, the employer shall assure that equipment as it is fabricated is suitable for the process application for which they will be used.

(ii) Appropriate checks and inspections shall be performed to assure that equipment is installed properly and consistent with design specifications and the manufacturer’s instructions.

EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule (40 CFR 68, defined by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments) has adopted the OSHA PSM standard as its prevention program for processes in Program [Level] 3.

ANSI/IIAR 2-2014, Addendum A, American National Standard for Safe Design of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems details acceptable operating components across the entire system.

How we help:

GGS testing data includes pipe size, pipe schedule (on bare and insulated/concealed piping) and disparate labeling is included in our evaluation for each location we test. You will be able to validate (or correct) P&ID detail and verify your system meets installation standards. For more information about how we help support quality assurance, review the details about Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Code Confirmation.

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)

A Process Safety Information Requirement

OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119)(d)(3)(i)(B)

(d) Process safety information.

… the employer shall complete a compilation of written process safety information … This process safety information shall include …

(3) Information pertaining to the equipment in the process.

(i) Information pertaining to the equipment in the process shall include:

(B) Piping and instrument diagrams (P&ID’s);

Process Safety Information … is necessary in developing the process hazard analysis.

Process Hazard Analysis. At least every five years after the completion of the initial process hazard analysis, the process hazard analysis must be updated and … consistent with the current process.

EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule (40 CFR 68, defined by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments) has adopted the OSHA PSM standard as its prevention program for processes in Program [Level] 3.

ANSI/IIAR 2-2014, Addendum A, American National Standard for Safe Design of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems details acceptable operating components across the entire system.

How we help:

GGS testing data includes pipe size, pipe schedule (on bare and insulated/concealed piping) and disparate labeling is included in our evaluation for each location we test. You will be able to validate (or correct) P&ID detail and verify your system meets installation standards. For more information about how we help support quality assurance, review the details about Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Code Confirmation.

Risk Management Plan

EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule (40 CFR 68, defined by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments).

The regulations (40 CFR part 68) require covered facilities to develop and implement a risk management program that includes analyses of offsite consequences of accidental chemical releases to the air, a five-year accident history, a prevention program, and an emergency response program.

In addition, the facility must submit a risk management plan (RMP) that describes its hazards and prevention activities and indicates its compliance with the regulations.

The prevention program information will include data on process hazards that could lead to accidental releases as well as information on steps being taken to control the hazards.

How we help:

GGS testing is a critical support for failure prevention with early detection of vulnerabilities in your system. The capabilities of our service, including the ability to access all components of the system and the unparalleled number of detected conditions, ensures you are selecting the option that will warrant the most security for your company in terms of safety and preventative action. To learn more about how we can help improve risk management, view details about Early Detection and Failure Prevention.

Managing the Uncertainty of an Inherited Ammonia System

GGS tested the inherited system of a Chicago Food Processor and found an alarming 10% of their concealed piping was not to code.

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Winning OSHA Over

A Dairy plant in Ohio used their GGS’ report as a foundation for implementing best practices in compliance and were nominated to OSHA’s VPP Star Program.

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Old Pipes vs New

At a cold storage warehouse in New Jersey, GGS finds a 6’ section of pipe along an insulated 110’ run of pipe measuring thinner than the rest – and it wasn’t due to corrosion.

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