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MISTRAS Group, Inc.

MISTRAS is a leading "one source"​ global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure.

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MISTRAS is a leading "one source"​ global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. 

Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions.

MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry-leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; process and fixed asset engineering and consulting services; and its world class enterprise inspection data management and analysis software (PCMS™) to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.

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Pipelines

INTEGRATED PIPELINE SOLUTIONS WITH DATA ACQUISITION, WAREHOUSING, AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

Serving as your OneSource™ pipeline protection provider, MISTRAS keeps pipeline networks in service with solutions for inspection, engineering, monitoring, and pipeline data management solutions through our integrated data journey.

Pipeline networks are some of the most crucial transportation infrastructure in the world that people around the world rely on every day. While these assets are essential in keeping society operating, improperly managed pipelines can lead to asset failure or even hazardous conditions for the environment and communities nearby.

MISTRAS and member-brands Onstream Pipeline Inspection, New Century Software, and Integrity Plus understand the importance of keeping pipelines flowing safely and provides a comprehensive range of pipeline protection solutions to decrease the possibility of hazards- and mitigate them quickly if they do occur. As the industry evolves and becomes increasingly reliant on technology, MISTRAS has introduced an integrated data management solution for pipeline integrity. This solution supports pipelines at every stage of their lifecycle and creates an interconnected highway of information from acquisition to predictive analytics. These elements of the integrated data journey consist of data acquisition, data warehousing, and predictive analytics.

We’re prepared for both small and large projects, with access solutions and a fully-equipped vehicle fleet for nearly any terrain and location. Operating on newly-constructed, mature, buried, and aboveground pipelines, our full range of high-value pipeline protection solutions help your operation maximize safety and efficiency to extend your pipeline’s lifetime. MISTRAS provides solutions to enable our clients to ensure the safety of their lines, the public, and the environment, while still maximizing pipeline productivity.

Pipeline Data Acquisition Solutions

As the first stage in the integrated data journey, the acquisition of data is carried out through non-destructing testing (NDT) and inline inspection (ILI) in the new construction phase and beyond.  Once data is collected through these measures, it is recorded and transported through mobile digital reporting.

New Construction & Pipeline Integrity Inspection Services

MISTRAS offers a robust suite of available non-destructive evaluation (NDE) inspection services, ranging from traditional NDE to high-tech pipeline crawlers. Our key pipeline NDE services include:

Our pipeline NDE solutions help us to accurately identify locate, and size girth material weld defects, monitor discontinuities over successive inspection intervals, calculate growth rates of discontinuities, and plan repair or replacement activities.

After your pipeline has been in operation for several years, MISTRAS performs pipeline integrity inspections & assessments to ensure it continues to operate safely, including high-quality inline inspection (ILI) services. Our pipeline integrity assessment solutions include:

  • Aboveground Survey Direct Assessments
  • Pipe-to-Soil Potential
  • Corrosion Measurements
  • Coating Inspections
  • Inline Inspection (ILI) Services
  • AUT Inspection of Dead Legs
  • Remote Auditing

Onstream Pipeline Inspection provides TriStream MFL ILI services for small, medium, and large-bore pipelines, including those that were previously considered unpiggable. We use combination inspection tools with high-resolution sensors in both free swimming and tethered configurations. Our tools identify and record all pertinent pipeline data, including metal loss defects and pipeline-specific geometry features.

Data Reporting

MISTRAS offers solutions to send data straight from the field to a company's inspection data management system (IDMS). Our MISTRAS Digital® mobile reporting platform allows real-time data reporting with customizable modules to enhance the platform’s capabilities for your needs.

Our mapping & reporting, a specialty of member-brand New Century Software, capabilities also enhance NDT and ILI data acquisition activities. Our alignment sheet software help the mapping process be as effective as possible. Our software for reporting also extends to pipeline data management applications, tools for building linear models, data synchronization, and data loading all to make the process as integrated as possible.

Learn more about data acquisition.

Pipeline Data Warehousing Solutions

Increased government regulations are requiring all historical inspection data to be accessible in a timely and organized fashion. While traditional warehousing efforts have seen paperwork collected and filed away, our asset performance management (APM) applications digitally store inspection data in one consolidated location for later retrieval for review, planning, assessment, and any other needs.

Through our Plant Condition Management Software (PCMS), data analysis software for multi-segmented inspections, and various management programs for integrity, mapping, and reporting, MISTRAS centralizes inspection and pipeline integrity data, enabling pipeline operators to make more informed decisions on their pipeline maintenance.

Learn more about data warehousing.

Predictive Analytics

As a crucial step in the integrated date journey, our predictive software help ensure continued pipeline integrity by measuring spill impact potential and overall risk along pipelines. Data alignment for accurate streamlining of reports also contributes to using data to foresee the future of pipeline integrity.

Integrity Plus by MISTRAS helps ensure that data is used to predict the future of integrity by utilizing a geographic information system (GIS). Combining PCMS or a GIS' advanced engineering capabilities with access to historical inspection data, MISTRAS works with clients to prioritize potentially high-risk problem areas. Predicting pipeline risk and spill potential allows problems to be mitigated before failure can occur. 

Learn more about predictive analytic solutions here. 

Storage Tanks

STORAGE TANK INSPECTION, ENGINEERING, AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

MISTRAS supports our clients with high-quality storage tank inspection, engineering, maintenance, access, and data management expertise, as preventing corrosion, cracking, and leaking in refinery storage tanks is crucial for plant productivity, safety, and compliance.

Refinery storage tanks are some of the most essential assets within a refinery, making proper storage tank care of the utmost importance.

Refinery storage tank failures can lead to massive costs and potentially-disastrous hazards. Leaking hazardous gases and liquids can create serious safety issues for personnel and the environment, and can potentially lead to more serious consequences if the leaks contain flammable materials.

MISTRAS offers decades of experience to support the design, operational, and maintenance phases of refinery storage tanks, ensuring that your tanks remain in-service and in compliance.

Our storage tank protection solutions include:

  • Engineering experts to optimize new and existing storage tank designs and ensure regulatory compliance
  • A robust suite of traditional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection solutions to detect and locate leaks, corrosion, and other tank damages
  • Maintenance and light mechanical service technicians for corrosion, insulation, and industrial cleaning services
  • Storage tank-specific inspection data management software
  • At-height and subsea access solutions, including rope access technicians, trained divers, and drones.

As a OneSource provider of asset protection solutions, MISTRAS satisfies all of your storage tank protection needs.

Storage Tank Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Inspection Services

We use a wide range of advanced NDT techniques for aboveground and underground tanks and all of their individual components, including floors, welds, annular rings, roofs, shells, and more.

MISTRAS inspects tanks throughout all phases of their operational lives, encompassing their construction, inspection, and maintenance. Our inspections help tank operators identify signs of damage, including corrosion, leakage, cracking, and wall thinning.

Our NDT tank inspection techniques and services include:

In-Service, Intrinsically Safe (IS) Storage Tank Inspections

Our customized, non-intrusive tank inspection services — which include the use of an intrinsically safe (IS) probe —maximize safety by allowing owners to determine the relative condition of their storage tanks without sending technicians into the asset.

MISTRAS’ in-service, IS scanning service is a reliable, environmentally-conscious, and safe tank inspection method, primarily used for ultrasonic wall thickness measurements. These inspections allow tank owners to postpone a full out-of-service inspection until a more appropriate time, reducing costs, downtime, and lost profits.

Additional benefits of this tank scanning service include:

  • Tanks stay in service
  • Personnel and environmental exposure to hazardous product is minimized
  • Accurate corrosion rate assessment
  • Hazardous waste disposal costs are minimized or eliminated
  • Environmental and operational liabilities are significantly reduced

TankPAC™ – Tank Bottom Condition Assessment

TankPAC™ is a surveying tool designed to assess the tank bottom condition in aboveground storage tanks (ASTs).

TankPAC is an in-service test that utilizes AE transducers that are mounted on the outside of the tank wall to listen to the active corrosion inside the tank. Based on the test results and the resulting grade given to the tank, the owner/operator can decide whether or not it is necessary to open the tank for decontamination and internal inspection.

In addition to detecting active corrosion, TankPAC’s AE technology can also be used for detecting and locating active leaks.

TankPAC helps tank operators optimize their maintenance budgets, as it has shown that tanks are often opened unnecessarily, leading to unnecessary downtime and lost productivity.

Learn more about the TankPAC technology package here.

Storage Tank Engineering Consulting Services

With expert engineers on staff covering a variety of engineering disciplines, our engineering services help to ensure that your tanks are properly-designed, operating efficiently, and free of mechanical integrity concerns.

MISTRAS Group engineers can assist with the development of inspection and maintenance guidelines and procedures for new tanks, along with evaluating new tank designs and existing atmospheric storage tank conditions for regulatory compliance, including API 620, API 650, and API 653.

Our complete list of AST engineering services is extensive, including but not limited to:

  • Allowable Pressure Analysis
  • API 620 Design/Corrosion Calculation
  • Corrosion Evaluations
  • Dike Slope and Volume Survey
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Evaluations
  • Floating Roof Buoyancy Analysis
  • Foundation Settlement Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics Analysis
  • Frangible Roof Evaluations
  • Hydro-Test Exemptions
  • Metallurgical Evaluation
  • Repair/Alteration Scope of Work
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Evaluations
  • Roof Hitch Analysis
  • Shell & Roof Deflection Analysis
  • Spill Prevention, Control, And Countermeasure (SPCC) Inspections
  • Venting Analysis
  • Verticality/Plumbness/Roundness Evaluation
  • Wind and Seismic Analysis

Storage Tank Maintenance Services

Storage tank interiors and exteriors require periodic cleaning to maximize their operational lifetimes and prevent contamination of the product they store. Corrosion, mud, and grime buildup needs to be removed before it worsens, and old coatings that no longer protect tank exteriors may be doing more harm than good.

MISTRAS offers multi-disciplined technicians that not only conduct inspections, but perform light mechanical services to repair the damages they find to get your assets back into service as quickly as possible.

Corrosion Removal and Mitigation Services

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Baking Soda Blasting
  • Cleaner/Greener Slurry Blast
  • Coating Removal and Re-Application
  • Fireproofing- Chartek Certified Applicator
  • General Power Tooling
  • Surface Preparation

Industrial Cleaning Services

  • Flexible and Rigid Lancing
  • Glycol Dehydration Cleaning (Manual and Chemical)
  • Skid Vacuum Systems
  • Storage Tank Cleaning and Degassing

Insulation Services

  • Cladding
  • Insulation Blankets
  • Insulation w/ Metal Jacketing
  • Spot Welding

At-Height and Subsea Storage Tank Access Services

MISTRAS provides rope access, confined space, and unmanned system (drone) access solutions to inspect and repair the hard-to-reach components on your storage tanks.

Our rope access techs safely access at-height and confined locations, and are able to complete nearly any inspection and maintenance service that those on the ground can.

Diving technicians perform multiple inspection techniques, in addition to drilling, blasting, welding, and formwork maintenance services.

Aerial drones can be used to pre-plan inspection and maintenance plans for tank roofs and interiors by providing initial assessments. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can capture high-resolution video/still images, conduct UT and VT NDT inspections, and perform 2D/3D mapping and surveying of storage tank farms.

Storage Tank Inspection Data Management

MISTRAS turns storage tanks into Think Tanks by combining our TankPAC™ tank-bottom condition assessment services with our industry-leading inspection data management software, PCMS®.

MISTRAS engineers feed real-time TankPAC data into PCMS, which performs qualitative and/or quantitative risk-based inspection (RBI) calculations to prioritize high-risk assets, helping to optimize maintenance budgets

In addition to RBI calculations, PCMS recommends future inspection dates, identifies risk thresholds, and centralizes all other storage tank inspection and integrity data, including:

  • Corrosion Monitoring Locations (CMLs)
  • Thickness Monitoring Locations (TMLs)
  • Corrosion Probe Readings
  • Corrosion Coupons

TankReporter

TankReporter is MISTRAS’ proprietary electronic reporting system used to generate on-site storage tank inspection reports. Offering complete visual representation of tanks and potential damage areas, the system supports data for tank floors, shells, fixed and floating roofs, foundations, and all related tank components.

Other TankReporter capabilities include:

  • Stores all general tank and inspection information
  • Engineering calculations (API 653; Tmin and Remaining Life, Hydrostatic Test Height, Visual and UT Inspection Intervals, Next Inspection Date, etc.)
  • Data entry compatible with field worksheets
  • Identification of Thickness Measurement Locations (TMLs)
  • Data representations in 2D/3D plots
  • Summarized recommendations
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