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Pre-Fabrication Non-Destructive Inspections for Oil and Gas Producers

McCarl’s Inc. uses their construction and industrial contracting expertise to help oil and gas companies build production facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Most oil and gas projects are worked in remote locations, and different parts of piping are pre-fabricated at a central location and shipped to the production sites.

Basic Facts
Client: McCarl's Inc.
Project location:Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virgina, USA
Timeframe:September 2013 - ongoing
Main services:Conventional NDT inspections
Involved regulations/standards:• Regulations/standards of the American Petroleum Institute (API)
• ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Initial situation and requirements

Before components can be transported to and installed at the production site, the components have to be inspected according to the API or ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code requirements. This approach cuts down on delays at the job site because it would be too time-consuming to X-ray all welds onsite.

As one of the leading provider for inspection and conventional non-destructive testing services in the oil and gas industry, McCarl’s Inc. entrusted us to help them reduce risk, prevent material defects and ensure maximum safety and optimal functions of pre-fabricated pipes.

Did you know?

McCarl’s Inc. is ranked among the top 50 industrial contractors in the USA with over 70 years of experience in construction and fabrication for industry leaders in the oil and gas industry.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded over 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life. We inspect technical equipment, products and components with advanced as well as conventional NDT methods , oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006 we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Solutions, results

Since September 2013, TÜV Rheinland has been performing pre-fabrication non-destructive testing (NDT) of components at McCarl’s sites in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and the West Virginia pan handle. The NDT services include X-rays, ultrasonic examinations, visual inspection, liquid penetrant inspections and magnetic particle testing.

A variety of job sites require different materials, creating multiple testing scenarios for the inspection crew every day. On rare occasions when a fabrication is needed onsite, TÜV Rheinland inspectors take a road trip to a job site instead of performing testing at a fabrication facility. It may take the crew up to four hours one way to get on location. In these cases, the crew works quickly and efficiently to inspect up to 100% of the welds so that the work could resume onsite after evaluations confirm that all is in order.

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Benefits for the client

TÜV Rheinland helped McCarl’s Inc.:

• Ensure safety of the components used on production sites.

• Secure components’ compliance with all applicable regulations.

• Obtain comprehensive conventional NDT services from a single source.