1. Pressure Vessel Dimensions
Inspecting the pressure vessel’s dimensions is essential to making sure it meets the requirements of its application. Measurements should be taken and compared with design drawings or specifications to ensure they are within specified limits.
2. Weld Joints
All weld joints must be visually inspected for any signs of cracking, warping, corrosion, or other defects that could compromise the structural integrity of the pressure vessel.
3. Nozzle Attachments
The nozzle attachments that connect to the pressure vessel must be checked for secure connections and signs of wear or damage.
4. Pressure Relief Devices
Pressure relief devices must be inspected to ensure that they are functional and compliant with safety regulations.
5. Pressure Gauge/Indicators
All pressure gauges or indicators should be checked for accuracy and to ensure that they are functioning properly.
6. Internal Components
The internal components of the pressure vessel should also be inspected. This includes checking valves, seals, hoses, gaskets, and other parts for signs of wear or damage.
7. External Surfaces
External surfaces must also be inspected for signs of corrosion, pitting, or any other type of damage which may compromise the integrity of the vessel.
8. Clearing Tank
The clearing tank should be inspected for any signs of sediment or buildup, which could interfere with the pressure vessel’s performance.
9. Corrosion Protection System
If present, the corrosion protection system should be checked for proper functioning and to make sure there are no signs of corrosion or other damage.
10. Ventilation System
Any ventilation systems must be checked for proper functioning, as well as for any signs of damage or excessive wear.