Risk Based Inspection of Gas-Cooling Heat Exchanger

Dwi Priyanta, Nurhadi Siswantoro, Alfa Muhammad Megawan


On October 2013, Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE – ONWJ) platform personnel found 93 leaking tubes locations in the finfan coolers/ gas-cooling heat exchanger. After analysis had been performed, the crack in the tube strongly indicate that stress corrosion cracking was occurred by chloride. Chloride stress corrosion cracking (CLSCC) is the cracking occurred by the combined influence of tensile stress and a corrosive environment. CLSCC is the one of the most common reasons why austenitic stainless steel pipework or tube and vessels deteriorate in the chemical processing, petrochemical industries and maritime industries. In this thesis purpose to determine the appropriate inspection planning for two main items (tubes and header box) in the gas-cooling heat exchanger using risk based inspection (RBI) method. The result, inspection of the tubes must be performed on July 6, 2024 and for the header box inspection must be performed on July 6, 2025. In the end, RBI method can be applicated to gas-cooling heat exchanger. Because, risk on the tubes can be reduced from 4.537 m2/year to 0.453 m2/year. And inspection planning for header box can be reduced from 4.528 m2/year to 0.563 m2/year.


chloride stress corrosion cracking; inspection plan; RBI

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12962/j25481479.v1i4.2650


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