Flange Management

Flange Management

PK Technology specialty services for flange management tracking can assist with all turn-around processes. Planning is the most critical part of all turn-around projects and PK Technology works alongside the client’s on-site TAR planning group / engineering group to increase the trackability and efficiency of the project.

The Flange Management and Planning Process

  • Identify scope
  • Identify systems
  • Collect flange connection attributes and specs for each connection
  • Integrate data population, P&ID’s, ISO’s, and other visual documents into intelliSPEC DDMS
  • Define acceptance criteria matrices and KPI’s / define acceptance repair criteria
  • Apply RFID tag installation and assignment (Tracking)
  • Pre-disassembly verification
  • Pre–turnaround planning
  • Flange inspection
  • Repair tracking
  • In turnaround reporting & post turnaround reports

Pre-turnaround Planning & Implementation

Implementation process

Hierarchy Structure

  • Facility, Units, Equipment, Components / Flange Connection

Attribute information

  • Specification & Process information, Drawings (P&ID, ISO etc.)
  • Component information

Data Form Criteria
Inspection Form, ITP and Repair Procedure

  • Acceptance Criteria, KPI’s and Reports

Field verify and validate

  • Verify Attribute information
  • RFID SmartTag Installation
  • Pre-Disassembly Verification

Documenting The Process

Field inspection verify and validate

  • System isolation point and blind install, and / or removal
  • Equipment ready for maintenance and inspection
  • Manway access has been opened for internal access and ventilation, avoid breaking open equipment that has not been isolated
  • Field accessibility of procedures, drawing and build of materials for reference

Mobile technology to document conditions and repair

  • Visual inspection at the beginning of the turnaround to plan any additional unknown repairs
  • Real time notification of any field issues and visibility immediately
  • Reference photos and documentation of as found field condition to assist administration and engineering to make repair decisions
  • Digitally create repair plans to distribute for approval and planning
  • In field tracking of repairs to deliver real time progress updates on percent completed
  • Quickly track when repairs are complete, so reinspection’s can be completed to avoid delays

Proper reassembly procedure

  • Correct gaskets, bolts, and flange components are being replaced and / or used per specification
  • All components are in working alignments without defect, and void of isolation and start up leaks
  • Field validation of facility torque procedure specifications and requirements
  • Report to show current system status as soon as it is 100% verified that blind placement and isolation has been achieved

Time management / global accessibility

  • Reports to show any defects identified as a flange is inspected so parts can be expedited to correct the defects
  • Field accessibility of procedures, drawings and build of materials for reference
  • Instant summary reports of any issues and repairs
  • Dashboards and KPI’s visible to anyone with proper access
  • Post Turnaround data to help assist with planning for the next outage