Integrity evaluation and life assessment of mining plants and components.

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 91, No. 1024, 1998

I. Le May, Metallurgical Consulting Services Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The assessment of integrity in plants is discussed, together with the codes that are being developed for in service evaluation of engineering fitness for service. The use of Risk Based Inspection is described and some examples are provided of the evaluation of in service components in which flaws have been detected. An example of the assessment of the structure of a mine processing facility is described, and application of Risk Based Inspection and plant assessment procedures to mines is discussed.
Keywords: Equipment, Plant assessment procedures, Risk Based Inspection.