Pulp & Paper
Paper mill processes involve high temperature, high pressure and corrosive materials in the conversion of wood to pulp to paper. Operating safely, avoiding unplanned shut-downs, conducting planned shut-downs efficiently and reducing operating costs are key issues facing mill management.
Planned outages are the focal point of Acuren’s work in the pulp & paper industry. Our project managers assist in developing inspection plans, planning project scope, and are familiar in dealing with the complexities of running large jobs on tight timetables. Our staff includes specialists with long time experience in examining recovery boilers, digesters, paper machinery, and other critical tanks, vessels and piping systems. They are experienced integrating NDT crews with plant maintenance operations.
Our services include mechanical integrity (compliance to PSM), Risk Based Inspection (RBI), support of owner-user integrity management system, project and turn around NDT supervision (i.e., administration, safety/quality, planning/scheduling), and audit services.
We actively participate in industry associations such as BLRBAC, TAPPI and NACE to remain current in industry thinking and practices. Our BEAM (Boiler Examination and Analysis Module) software is a widely used boiler corrosion reporting tool. Additionally, all the above services can be provided to support engineering and capital projects in ensuring compliance to code and regulatory requirements which include visual inspections (AWS – CWI, API – 510, 570, and 653), NDT project coordination, regulatory compliance, safety/quality, and audit services.