Roger Griffiths

Chairman, WTIA Project Panel #1 (Pressure Vessels), Inspection and Integrity manager
BP Refinery (Bulwer Island) Pty Ltd.
Tingira Street
Pinkenba, QLD 4008
Australia


Phone: +61-7-3243-7333
www.bp.com
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Optimizing repair welding in oil refineries

February 27, 2003

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A refinery is a complex array of pressure vessels, piping, structural carbon steel, and other components that depends on welding for its structural integrity. A minor problem can have enormous cost and safety implications.

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In-service weld defects, Repair, replace, or do nothing?

December 12, 2002

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Editor's Notes: In-service weld defects found in Australian refineries by an inspection team required assessment to determine the best course of action - repair, replace, or do nothing. This is the author's first-person account of the team's findings and solutions.The post-World War II period to...

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