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We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

API 579 Fitness for Service Piping Assessments

If your piping system exhibits localised corrosion that exceeds the initial allowances specified in the API 570 standard, a more in-depth assessment is necessary to determine its continued integrity.

Our API 579 FFS Assessments provide a thorough evaluation of the affected area, potentially eliminating the need for costly repairs or rerating. Safeguard your piping infrastructure from localised metal loss with our comprehensive API 579 Fitness for Service (FFS) Assessments.

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Is your piping system at risk?

When localised corrosion surpasses API 570 standards, it's crucial to delve deeper and assess its integrity for long-term safety.

Our experienced API 570/ASME Plant Inspector Level II will conduct a detailed assessment of the localised corrosion, including:

  • On-site ultrasonic thickness grid readings
  • Calculations based on API 579 section 5 (level 1 or level 2 assessment)
  • Expert evaluation of the assessment findings

Localised metal loss is a type of corrosion that occurs in a relatively small area, resulting in a significant reduction in thickness. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Erosion
  • Cavitation
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • High temperature corrosion

At BES Group, our assessments can ensure you pinpoint localised metal loss in your piping systems, reducing your risk of unplanned downtime and unexpected costs.

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Our API 579 assessment process

At BES Group, we conduct API 579 Fitness for Service (FFS) assessments with a meticulous and comprehensive approach to guarantee precise evaluation of equipment integrity.

  • Identify the type and extent of the metal loss: This can be done using a variety of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, such as ultrasonic testing (UT).
  • Determine the remaining strength of the pipe: This involves calculating the stress concentration factor (SCF) at the location of the metal loss and comparing it to the allowable SCF for the pipe material and operating conditions.
  • Evaluate the risk of failure: This involves considering the severity of the metal loss, the operating conditions, and the consequences of failure.
  • Assessment results: If the assessment shows that the pipe is safe to continue operating, then a repair or re-rating may not be necessary. However, if the assessment shows that the pipe is not safe to operate, then a repair or re-rating will be required.

Key benefits of our API 579 Fitness for Service Piping Assessments

Experience and expertise

BES Group has years of experience in providing API 579 fitness for service assessments. Our team of assessors are highly qualified and experienced, and we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients extend the service life of their piping systems and improve safety and reliability.

Comprehensive services

BES Group offers a comprehensive range of API 579 fitness for service assessment services, including on-site inspection, UT grid readings, calculations, and assessment. We also offer a variety of other related services, such as NDT, risk assessment, and engineering consulting.

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. We also have a comprehensive quality assurance program in place to ensure that our services meet the needs of our clients.

Experience and expertise

BES Group has years of experience in providing API 579 fitness for service assessments. Our team of assessors are highly qualified and experienced, and we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients extend the service life of their piping systems and improve safety and reliability.

Comprehensive services

BES Group offers a comprehensive range of API 579 fitness for service assessment services, including on-site inspection, UT grid readings, calculations, and assessment. We also offer a variety of other related services, such as NDT, risk assessment, and engineering consulting.

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. We also have a comprehensive quality assurance program in place to ensure that our services meet the needs of our clients.

Industry statistics

$1 Billion

is saved in the Petrochemical Industry every year, thanks to API 579 Fitness-for-Service Assessments, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).

20%

reduction in outages and inspection intervals can be achieved with API 579 Fitness for Service Assessments, according to a study released by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

75%

of respondents said that API 579 fitness for service assessments had helped them to extend the service life of their piping systems according to a 2023 survey conducted by NDT.net.

Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.

Customer

Senior Project Manager

We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.

Customer

Global Technical Services Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

Why choose us

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. 

Specialist experience and expertise

BES Group has years of experience in providing API 579 fitness for service assessments. Our team of assessors are highly qualified and experienced, and we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients extend the service life of their piping systems and improve safety and reliability. 

Comprehensive services

BES Group offers a comprehensive range of API 579 fitness for service assessment services, including on-site inspection, UT grid readings, calculations, and assessment. We also offer a variety of other related services, such as NDT, risk assessment, and engineering consulting.

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