Well maintained facilities rarely suffer unplanned outages. It is an unfortunate reality that most catastrophic incidents follow a number of ignored near misses, a tolerance of ineffective equipment and/or poor product/process knowledge.
Experience and increased focus on due-diligence has reinforced the importance to Site Managers of the necessity to inspect, service and maintain their process equipment. Thus ensuring flawless operation and keeping the plant in tiptop shape which inevitably leads to a safer working environment.
Site hoses and cargo hoses should conform to recognised standard specifications, or as recommended by OCIMF.
Hoses should be of a grade and type suitable for the service and operating conditions in which they are to be used.
A single malfunction of a hose can have the following devastating impacts on the loading/unloading fluid transfer operation:
To ensure the safe and efficient loading/unloading/transfer operations;
Assentech Rapid Response and Service Limited offer the following COMPREHENSIVE INDUSTRIAL HOSE TESTING & CERTIFYING SERVICE in accordance with the maintenance and test regime specified by OCIMF AND ISGOTT.
Hoses in service will have a documented inspection at least annually to confirm their suitability for continued use. This includes: