Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd (IVB) was created by personnel with over a hundred years combined experience.
It is a name built on trust with skills developed at the highest level to ensure that customers can enjoy complete faith in the reliability, safety and integrity of all our work.
Our independent assessments can feature legal, compliance, quality, performance, environmental or health and safety factors and obligations.
From our Great Yarmouth base in Norfolk UK, we operate with highly-qualified associate engineers across the UK and worldwide, offering versatile independent engineering verification and inspection of projects to the oil, gas and wider industrial sectors.
We are now extending that extensive experience in the onshore and offshore energy sector to develop a key role in the emerging world of renewables.
Our contracts are both UK and global featuring countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Libya, Malaysia, Tunisia and the USA. We are always seeking to increase our portfolio and work with clients wherever they are based.
Support is provided by a close-knit team of specialist discipline engineers and inspectors strategically located around the globe looking after the interests of established clients and the increasing numbers of new clients.
IVB has always recognised that to sustain the highest possible standards of service to clients, people of exceptional calibre must be employed. Any specialist engineers or inspectors appointed to your project are not only fully endorsed by us but can be approved by you as well.
Products & Services
Our global network of inspectors and engineers, alongside our customer coordinators provide peace of mind that companies are complying with the latest regulatory and quality assurance demands from conception through to final delivery.
Third Party Inspections
- Ensuring quality of products
- Detecting deviations from standards and design specifications early in the manufacturing cycle
- Continual monitoring of compliance with standards, procedures and specifications
- Provision of accurate and timely reporting
- Supply of skilled and competent inspectors located close to our clients or their suppliers to provide cost effective on site inspection services for supply chain procurement customers
- Manufacturers Capability Certification (MCC)
- Vendor assessment, capability, quality, safety, calibration, capacity and resource audits
- Production and expediting services
- Pre-shipment, packing and goods received inspections
- Witness of FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and site commissioning tests
Asset Integrity Management Systems
Asset integrity management services from IVB enable your assets to be maintained in a fit- for-service condition through effective asset management that ensures reliability, technical integrity, safety and regulatory compliance.
Ensuring the technical integrity, safety and reliability of your facilities and equipment is a priority. However, with increased operating costs and limited resources, implementing a fully compliant asset integrity program can be challenging. Our asset integrity management service can help you maintain your asset, and ensure fitness for service, reliability, safety and compliance with all relevant regulations.
Why use asset integrity management services from IVB?
We can help you:
- Establish an effective asset integrity system that adheres to relevant national and international regulations and safety standards
- Improve the technical integrity of your assets and identify and reduce risks
- Maintain your asset, and ensure fitness for service, safety and reliability
- Extend the remaining life of your asset in the most reliable, safe, and cost-effective way possible
IVB is a trusted Asset Integrity Management provider for some of the world’s leading operators.
Asset Integrity Management Systems (AIMS)
Manages the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively and efficiently whilst protecting health, safety and the environment and the means of ensuring that the people, systems, processes and resources that deliver integrity are in place, in use and will perform when required over the entire lifecycle of the asset.
An AIMS should address the quality at every stage of the asset life cycle, from the design of new facilities to maintenance management to decommissioning.
AIMS should also endeavour to maintain the asset in a fit-for-service condition while extending its remaining life in the most reliable, safe and cost-effective manner.
An AIMS can be an essential element in ensuring compliance with a verification scheme.
In the US AIMS are based on the API-580 and API-581 requirements and whilst these are commonly applied internationally other standards such as ISO 55000, or legislation requirements may be applied.
IVB can work with any appropriate national / international standard to provide an AIMS to clients requirements.
The completed AIMS will stipulate the requirements for Integrity Management to improve and ensure plant reliability and safety whilst reducing unplanned maintenance and repair costs.
But an AIMS does not exist in isolation. In order to successfully implement an AIMS in a dynamic operating environment, it is essential that all stakeholders have a consistent and a unified understanding of what the essentials of asset integrity are and how they can be applied in their day-to-day operations. IVB assists clients to understand the objectives and achieve an integrity culture within an organisation.
Wherever your asset is based IVB can tailor a solution to fit your needs. With experienced staff and a global reach, we can help you achieve your objectives by reducing risks and improving reliability.
The provision of Asset Integrity Management by IVB can include:
- Gap analysis
- Development management
- Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
- Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
- Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
- Documentation / Records
As one of the world’s leading inspection and verification companies, IVB offers you unrivalled expertise, experience and resources. That is why we are the first choice for clients requiring effective AIMS the world over.
Contact us today to find out how our services can help you implement and manage a fully compliant and effective AIMS in your organisation.