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HAZLOC Verification International O&G Exploration & Production company

Description

Major Operator turned to ATEC after their regulator requested an Internationally Compliant Inspection & Verification campaign be carried out to in line with the vessel’s rigorous safety case.

Project Details

ATEC carried out a campaign of Inspections which involved the Initial 100 % Detailed inspection of all electrical equipment installed within pre-determined Hazardous Areas.

Delieverables included

  • Provision of a recommendation list of punches detailing the actions required to ensure compliance to NEC 500 Code
  • Provision of a recommendation list of replacement parts(BOM list)
  • Creation of a complete accurate Hazardous Area Equipment Register (& supporting electronic dossier of documentation)
  • Provision of NEC 500 compliant Inspection Test reports (ITR) – the world’s first digitised system to this code – complete with Initialisation of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to allow monitoring & planning of periodic risk based Hazardous Area Inspection plans.

Digitisation benefits

ATEC advised client they could complete this project >25% quicker than other parties involved in initial tender, however they are completed even earlier than expected giving client not only a 30% saving in initiating system but ongoing project periodic inspection savings of 50% (= approx. $360k p.a.)

Initial Detailed Inspection based on 48,000 tags

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Close/Visual Periodic inspection based on 16,000 tags

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Overall Inspection project cost saving

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Projected periodic Inspection time/cost saving

* ATEC carried out the Project utilising over 36,000 man hours - all without any Lost Time Accidents (LTA's) or Incidents (LTI's) in full compliance with required Client Procedures along with relevant Country & International Standards

Industry

  • O&G exploration & production

Business challenges

  • H&S Compliance
  • Plant reliability

Keys to success

  • ATEC Standard Certification Procedures
  • Competent Certified Inspectors
  • Detailed Project Management
  • Ability to interpret Standards and propose cost effective ALARP solutions
  • Functionality of RFID software

Results

  • Removal on intolerable Safety Risk
  • Compliance with company & international standards
  • Overall project cost savings of over 20% by reducing re-work
  • 3 Year periodic Inspection cost saving in excess of 1 million  dollars (US)

Guidance Referenced

  • NEC 500
  • API RP 500
  • API RP 14F

About ATEC Services

We are a group of companies focused on services related to Hazardous Area Awareness and Asset Integrity. We provide specialized safety training and inspection services for companies who deal with the world of Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. From our inception over 11 Years ago, ATEC has without a doubt, been the go-to company for hazardous area compliance around the world.

With Offices, Training and Inspection Centers in Houston and Singapore, the group is dedicated to the safety of personnel and asset protection by supplying International NEC / IEC Electrical Cables & Hazardous Area Accessories, Atex, IECEx competence training, including CompEx assessments, facility compliance and equipment inspection services. 

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