Oil, Gas and Chemicals

The (petro)chemical industry is complex, investment-intensive and relies heavily on properly functioning assets and processes for its profitability. For it to run smoothly, strict requirements are in place for proper design, routines and equipment control as well as for trained and experienced employees. Environmental care is becoming more and more important; leakages or breakdowns that could harm the environment or your company image are literally unaffordable. Kiwa provides a broad range of services in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals sector to help you make sure your operations and employees, plants, storage systems, (transport) pipelines and other facilities are in optimal condition. We participate during maintenance stoppages and in your renovation, modernisation and investment plans. This allows you to minimise risks, maximise safety, uptime and sustainability and face challenges - today and tomorrow.

Process Equipment Inspections

We execute process equipment inspections to ensure the safety of pressurized equipment, furnaces, cracking refineries, storage tanks and pipelines. The assessments are based on legal requirements, on your process information, non-destructive testing and our empirical knowledge. The inspections evaluate and define:

  • Critical safety elements
  • Equipment to be inspected
  • Optimal inspection intervals

When all the important information is collected during the inspection, the data can be used to manage the lifecycle of the equipment and to define the necessary procedures during the equipment its lifecycle. In this way you as a manufacturer have a good overview of the risk factors, the details of repair and maintenance procedures and can develop focus points for the upcoming period.

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Technology and material inspection

Modern technology paves the way for new advanced techniques to test, inspect and certify your equipment even better. Our experts are always up to date on the latest developments in the field. That’s why our services include drone inspections, leak inspections, lifecycle analysis and process and automation safety.

For material inspection we make use of destructive testing (DT), damage examinations and lifetime analyses. Together with you, we map out the best path to follow. All this to ensure safety, quality and health and to minimize downtime for you.

Major capital projects

Projects like turnarounds, modifications and greenfield construction can be very complex. At Kiwa we have experts who can support you. Our international pool of inspectors and operators cover the entire Northern European region. This enables us to provide full scope inspection services to large capital projects in the region. Such as vendor inspections, QA/QC, pressure equipment inspections, welder certification, material testing and NDT.

Our global services in the field of oil, gas and chemicals

  • EEMUA 159 – Inspection, maintenance and repair of above ground flat bottomed storage tanks.
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  • Kiwa offers an assessment of pressure equipment manufactured for the European market according to PED 2014/68/EU.
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  • Check if quality demands are being met with non-destructive testing. Or use NDT testing as part of in-service inspections or preventive maintenance to quantify the status of critical components and equipment.
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  • ISO 50001 Energy Management system certification with Kiwa: conserve resources, save money and mitigate climate change.
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  • Operators, their contractors and engineering consultancies order all kinds of equipment worldwide. This may relate to stand-alone equipment, or to a series of equipment that form part of an installation or of a complex project. Our experts offer inspection services so that you are assured that the equipment you ordered meet the technical and administrative requirements.
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  • SCC-SCP-Safety-Certificate-Contractor-Safety-Certificate-Personnel-Services
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  • Kiwa Technology carries out feasibility studies to support gas traders, fleet owners and governments; to facilitate investment, safety, and provide an overview on the possibilities of alternative fuels CNG, LNG, H2 and CH2. To serve this objective, the study covers various aspects of the business concept development.
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  • Welding is a special manufacturing process which is used in sectors to reveal structures which cannot be manufactured as one piece. The EN ISO 3834 series standards are also standards that define all Quality requirements for the operation of this particular process.
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  • Every company that transports, stores and uses flammable substances is required by the Dutch Working Conditions Act (Arbowet) to pursue a policy aimed at protecting employees against the dangers of explosion.
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  • Every organization that invests in assets (both tangible and intangible) wants these resources to yield optimal returns during their life cycle and thus contribute to the best possible operating result. The international standard ISO 55001 helps you to implement asset management properly.
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  • It is important to calibrate and monitor your measurement devices on a regular basis. Kiwa Inspecta has the knowhow and the equipment for measuring and calibrating mass, volume, length, electricity, flow, pressure, heat and thermal energy.
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  • Cathodic protection (CB) is the ideal method for guarding pipelines and storage tanks against corrosion. However, the application of CB requires specialist knowledge, especially in extraordinary situations or when repairing breakdowns.
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  • In accordance with the provisions of the Dutch Gas Transportation and Delivery Act (Gaswet), the regional gas network operator must demonstrate the quality of its transportation service by means of checking. This also includes odourisation of the gas.
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  • The added value of Risk Based Asset Management (e.g. according to PAS55 or NTA 8120) can be broken down into a number of internal and external benefits.
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  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification with Kiwa: improve your performance, meet customers’ needs and increase your profit.
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  • We provide quality management, specification and safety life cycle management services for safety automation, instrumentation and safety systems.
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  • WPQR is the process of examining the welding procedure during the compliance process according to the relevant standards (manufacturer's production, supervising the welding test, carrying out the testing procedures and evaluating them).
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  • Kiwa Technology can offer support to operators of pipelines such as gas distribution companies, water boards and heat energy companies when implementing RBAM.
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  • All network operators' gas stations with accessible spaces where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur are subject to the ATEX regulations. Network operators should therefore ask themselves many questions about safety. Kiwa Technology can advise you.
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