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Safety checks, what safety checks?

By Mike Cunningham On June 1st, 2011

Good Practice guide when preparing or planning to Weld Large Oil or Flammable Liquid Tanks:-


“A repair like this should be done with the tanks drained and purged with inert gas, purge plan, monitoring, inert gas pressure test/or hydrostatic test for leaks.
Be aware that this form of repair, may require post repair inspection and testing per ASME, API, etc.—if one plays it by the book.”

So if you don’t follow the Rule Book, this is what you are likely to see whilst hanging off the remains of the scaffolding:-


That is, of course, if you were using scaffolding!

Loved the ‘in’ comment from blogger All Seeing Eye about the C3 Committee:

The C3 Committee is about to meet (you’d have to be really local to get that – UK readers think COBRA but with plastic chairs).

One workman is said to have life-threatening injuries, eleven others hurt!


2 Responses to “Safety checks, what safety checks?”

  1. Royal Carribean…an American company? Aw shucks let’s just say it was BRITISH Petroleum’s fault and every good ole boy will be happy.

  2. Definitely terrorists at work. Avenging the killing of Osama bin Laden.