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Assessing the Condition and Estimating the Remaining Lives of Pressure Components in a Methanol Plant Reformer: Part 1 — NDE

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Brian E. Shannon

HSI GROUP, INC., Torrence, CA

Carl E. Jaske

DNV GL, Dublin, OK

Gustavo Miranda

Statoil ASA, Tjelbergodden, Norway

Paper No. PVP2016-63207, pp. V06AT06A070; 6 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5042-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Statoil Tjelbergodden operates a 2,400 ton/day methanol plant in Norway. In order to assess the condition and reliability of high temperature components within the reformer, a series of advanced non-destructive examination (NDE) technologies were applied to radiant catalyst tubes, outlet pigtails, and outlet collection headers. The inspection techniques were selected and developed to provide data that could easily be used in the engineering assessment of the high-temperature components. Special focus was given to detecting and quantifying high-temperature creep damage. This paper describes the NDE techniques that were employed and provides examples of typical data obtained by using the techniques. Catalyst tubes were inspected using the H SCAN® (Figure 1) multiple sensor technology. This technique utilizes two types of ultrasonic sensors, eddy current sensors, laser measurements, and elevation location sensors in scanning each catalyst tube. The H SCAN® P-CAT™ (Figure 2) technique is applied to outlet pigtails, while the H SCAN® H-CAT™ (Figure 3) technique is applied to outlet headers.

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