Keep equipment and installations running smoothly.
Since the early days of industrialisation, plant owners and operators have placed paramount importance on the safe and efficient operation of pressure equipment. This includes steam boilers, pressure vessels, piping, safety valves and other components.
Plant owners and operators need to ensure their equipment and installations operate safely and efficiently throughout the plant’s lifecycle – from design and construction through to operation. It is also crucial to reduce plant downtime so that you can maintain high availability throughout its lifecycle.
TÜV SÜD’s services help you identify flaws and errors during installation/construction or operations before they can become a threat. If issues are not found at an early stage, they can worsen and lead to equipment failure as well as unacceptable safety risks. In turn, this can result in loss of reputation, decline in profits and costly lawsuits. Our experts help you increase your plant’s profitability and safeguard your company’s reputation for reliability and safety.
Inspection before operation (initial inspection)
Our review services cover license and permit applications, design examinations as per industry standards and monitoring of construction and assembly.
We also check pressure equipment for suitability for intended service and ensure that the system is properly integrated into your plant installation.
TÜV SÜD offers periodic inspection of equipment and installations in accordance with local legal requirements and industry standards.
Innovative testing concepts
We support your plant with high-end NDT/NDE techniques such as acoustic emission testing.
We also perform Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) to assess the probability of asset failure.
Accident and damage investigation
We provide investigation, analyses and expert opinion in accident and damage cases.
Control of major accident hazards
TÜV SÜD helps reduce the risk of major accidents through alarm and emergency response planning, hazard analysis as per PAAG or HAZOP procedure and fault-tree analysis.
We also support you with impact assessments and assessment of plant-specific explosion protection.
Support in developing safety concepts
Through our in-depth familiarity with technical guidelines and standards, we help you develop safety assessments in compliance with pressure equipment standards.
Support and inspections within the scope of decommissioning
During the decommissioning phase, we inspect equipment and installations according to local legal requirements and industry standards.
Risk management support concepts
TÜV SÜD provides hazard and risk management in line with PAAG or HAZOP. We perform site-related analysis of environmental and safety risks.
Our experts assist you in establishing and implementing environmental and occupational health and safety management systems, as well as inspection strategies based on experience or risks.
Save time and cost - through our extensive experience to avoid cost-intensive and time-consuming delays, rework and downtime.
Minimise risk - by identifying issues before they grow into significant problems that affect plant operations.
Increase efficiency - by working with a single partner to achieve a seamless solution throughout your project lifecycle.
Draw upon integrated support - with TÜV SÜD’s expert staff and IT solutions, negating the need for you to provide your own resources for inspection activities