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Overview

Today’s pipeline inspectors must be able to access reliable data quickly through meaningful reports. Spreadsheet systems introduce the risk of human error into pipeline calculations, as data can be inadvertently changed by individual users. Additionally, in-house solutions and legacy systems often suffer from inflexibility and slow response times. It may take them days or even weeks to compile reports regarding design, installation, repair, or audits. API Toolbox (APITB) is a cloud-based software solution that ensures that all of your pipeline data remains accurate and up to date throughout its lifecycle

Specific API Inspection Challenges

Report Accuracy

Unstructured data storage and manual entry lead to inaccurate reports and duplicated workloads.

APITB has your policies, procedures, and library of standards onboard, which eliminates the potential for a variety of human errors and ensures inspectors have the latest information anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection or a phone hotspot.

Responding to Regulators

Disparate data storage leads to slow response times when time is critical.

With API Inspector’s Toolbox, you can provide your data and event history on the same day that investigators present their demands.

Regulatory Overload

The burden of compliance with government rules and regulations multiplies your workload.

Technical Toolboxes keeps your practices aligned with regulations, industry standards, and company SOP, saving time and cost while reducing risk.

SOP Alignment

Teams interpret SOPs differently, causing errors and duplicating workloads.

Technical Toolboxes integrates your databases and brings your operations into a unified set of Standard Operating Procedures and Engineering Standards.

Inspection Reporting

Outdated methods and unstructured data delay pipe, pressure vessel, and tank inspection reporting.

With API Toolbox from Technical Toolboxes, inspectors produce accurate reports fast, whether in the office or the field.

Data Automation

Low-quality data and calculation errors add risk and increase your QC workload.

Technical Toolboxes automates quality controls, unifies data storage, and controls calculation parameters so you can deliver accurate results consistently.

The API Inspection Solution

Data Analysis and reporting are fast and accurate with the API Toolbox (APITB), which combines the API 653, 570, and 510 Modules into one integrated suite of software tools. Inspectors can use it in the field or office to complete comprehensive and accurate reports in a fraction of the time required by legacy methods. The APITB employs a series of electronic data-gathering templates that store, retrieve, and transport the inspection reports and data immediately (including UT data-logging data).

Often, engineers and inspectors are not cognizant of changes in recommended practices, or regulations, in the diverse variables affecting the stress values used in evaluating components. For example, in 1998, the ASME Sect II Part D moved from a 4X safety factor to a 3.5X safety factor. The AST shell calculation now uses a different ratio when evaluating the course above the second course. In tanks that operate at temperatures above 200°F, engineers need to know which stress values to use. The API Toolbox automatically applies all of these factors for you.

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The API Toolbox has the most comprehensive reporting resource for the most affordable prices.

The API Toolbox is the most comprehensive tool on the market.  The API-653 Module is the only software on the market that has the next step evaluation API-653 APP. B 2.2.5 when the cosine curve R^2 is less than 0.90 (which is about half of the time).  Other companies either ignore that qualifying criterion using the cosine curve anyway (outside of code guidelines) or recommend that the settlement be further evaluated by an engineer.

The reporting format is exacting and concise including all the elements that are required by the codes and looked for by the client; therefore, kickbacks are reduced thereby reducing time and money spent on the reports.

Just about every calculation that an inspector/engineer would need to evaluate the mechanical integrity of industrial assets (PV’s, AST’s, & Piping). The Asset Tracking DB is designed for small plants without the excessive data entry required by the more expensive programs used for large refineries and chemical plants.  Reports are stored in the electronic equipment files and the inspection dates are updated based on the data output of the reports.

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