Structural Condition Assessment (SCA)
Control Union provides comprehensive structural condition assessment (SCA) inspections across various industries with a strong focus on safety for personnel and the integrity of products. The purpose of these inspections is to identify conditions that require repair, structural deficiencies, corrosion impacting structural integrity, as well as deficiencies in fall protection, ladders, platforms and all building components.
Strengths of this service
By choosing Control Union, you gain access to our expertise in structural condition assessments, enabling you to enhance safety, mitigate risks, and maintain the integrity of your industrial infrastructure.
Third-party visual inspection plays a crucial role in SCA, utilizing the expertise of our experienced inspectors who employ keen observation skills, touch, hearing and even smell
The inspection procedure involves a thorough visual examination of the plant, encompassing all building and structural elements
Upon completion of the assessment, a comprehensive report is issued, documenting the existing conditions, reviewed components and observations on structural integrity.
Structural Condition Assessment (SCA)
Third-party visual inspection plays a crucial role in SCA, utilizing the expertise of experienced inspectors who employ keen observation skills, touch, hearing, and even smell. While specialized inspection equipment may be utilized, the inspector’s trained eye remains a valuable tool. Conducting periodic assessments of industrial plants enhances on-site safety, supports preventive maintenance efforts, and reduces unnecessary operational downtime.
Thorough visual examination
The inspection procedure involves a thorough visual examination of the plant, encompassing all building and structural elements. Inspections may align with standards such as SEI/ASCE 11-99, as well as national or company-specific requirements. The assessment considers various types of steel structures and infrastructure, including but not limited to:
- structural steel supporting vessels, silos, bins, tanks or other process equipment,
- plant infrastructure, such as work platforms, decks, walkways, handrail systems, staircases and ladders,
- supports for lifting devices (runway beams) and fall protection systems,
- structural components of buildings and roofs,
- and concrete structures and foundations.
To ensure the integrity of the inspected plant, more in-depth inspections utilizing advanced non-destructive methods such as ultrasonic wall thickness measurements or phased array ultrasonic testing may be conducted. Additionally, other inspections, such as plant inspections or inspections specific to fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), can be incorporated into the structural condition assessment.
By choosing Control Union, you gain access to our expertise in structural condition assessments, enabling you to enhance safety, mitigate risks and maintain the integrity of your industrial infrastructure.
Detailed and transparent reporting
A comprehensive report is issued upon completion of the assessment, documenting the existing conditions, reviewed components, and observations on structural integrity. If any deficiencies are found, rehabilitation recommendations will be given. The report substantiates observations and engineering assessments with photographic documentation of the structures and field measurements.
Annual inspection of ship loaders and unloaders
Ensure the safety and reliability of your bulk handling operations with our annual inspection service for ship loaders and unloaders. Our expert technicians conduct thorough inspections of your equipment to assess its condition, identify potential issues and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
Our comprehensive inspection report provides you with a detailed assessment of the equipment’s condition, highlighting any areas that require attention or maintenance. We prioritize safety and efficiency, offering recommendations for necessary repairs, upgrades or preventive measures to optimize the performance and extend the lifespan of your ship loaders and unloaders.
Plant inspection services
At Control Union, we understand the critical importance of maintaining the integrity and safety of industrial plants. Our experienced team of inspectors specializes in conducting thorough and comprehensive plant inspections to ensure compliance with industry codes and standards.
With a strong emphasis on safety and adherence to regulations, our inspectors meticulously follow guidelines such as API 510, API 570, API 653, EEMUA 159, ASME and CSWIP during the inspection process. These industry standards serve as a benchmark for quality and reliability in plant operations.
How can we help you?
Can we help you with more specific information about our services? Or maybe some advice in your own language? Or do you need a quotation? Let us know and we will gladly help.