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Build a Stronger, More Resilient Future for Your Operations

In today’s dynamic energy landscape, ensuring the longevity and reliability of storage tank facilities and refinery assets is crucial for sustaining operations. Penspen’s industry experts and global asset integrity solutions bring unparalleled knowledge and expertise to achieve just that.

Discover the key steps in optimising storage tanks and refinery assets and learn how Penspen can support you in building stronger, more resilient operations.

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Areas of Expertise

Optimising Service Life: Our tailored solutions are designed to maximise the lifespan of your refinery and storage tank assets, ensuring sustained efficiency and productivity.

Managing Risk: With our comprehensive risk management approach, we identify and mitigate potential threats, safeguarding your operations against unforeseen challenges.

Reducing Threat from Corrosion: Corrosion can pose a significant threat to both refinery and storage tank assets. We leverage advanced techniques and materials to combat corrosion effectively, protecting your investments.

Risk-Based Inspection Planning: Our strategic approach to inspection planning prioritises areas of highest risk, allowing for efficient resource allocation and effective asset management.

Reducing Cost: Our cost-effective solutions focus on optimising maintenance schedules and resource utilisation, enabling you to achieve significant cost savings without compromising on quality.

Conducting Root Cause Analysis: Gain valuable insights into the underlying causes of issues with our thorough root cause analysis, empowering you to implement targeted solutions for long-lasting results.

Legislative Compliance: Stay compliant with industry regulations and standards with our expert guidance and support, ensuring your operations meet all requirements.

Reducing Failures: Minimise downtime and operational disruptions with our proactive approach to identifying and addressing failure risks before they occur.

Related Projects

We’ve worked on over 15,000 projects in over 100 countries around the world and tackled almost every conceivable challenge in the industry. Explore a selection of our related refinery projects below.

Risk Assessment for a Crude Oil Pipeline System - Middle East & Africa

Our Scope of Work:
Conduct Risk Assessment and contingency planning for a National Oil Company (NOC) to successfully assure the ongoing integrity and safe operation of the NOC’s refinery pipeline system and related facilities, which supply one of the busiest airports and significant power plants in the Middle East.

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Corrosion and RBI Study for a Refinery Processing Plant - Europe

Our Scope of Work:
Corrosion Risk Assessment Study (CRAS) and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) plan for a process plant in the FEED stage, in accordance with international standards such as API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry and API RP 580 & 581 Risk Based Inspections.

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Asset Integrity Management Audit for a Onshore Refinery Supplier - Europe

Our Scope of Work:
Audit and provide recommendations on improved technologies or practices available in the market that could benefit an onshore supplier of refined liquids products integrity activities – covering tank, pipework and pipeline risk inspection, maintenance, and repair processes.

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Our Technical Experts

Our global energy consultants bring extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise to advise the industry on various opportunities related to project financing, development, regulatory compliance, and energy infrastructure. We have a proven track record of involvement in refinery related projects across the global energy landscape, and our teams are  well-equipped to guide clients effectively in optimising opportunities for storage tanks and refinery assets.

Ali Alani

Director of Asset Integrity – Europe

Team: Asset Integrity

Expertise: Ali is a chartered engineer with over 15 years of experience in asset integrity management. Since completing his Pipelines Engineering degree from the University of Newcastle, Ali join Penspen where his role focused on fitness for service assessments, developing repair plans, emergency response systems, RBI strategies, conducting audits, and implementing integrity management systems.

David Mason

Senior Process Consultant

Team: Centre of Engineering Excellence

Expertise: David has more than 30 years’ experience in the refining, petrochemical and oil & gas industries. He specialises in refinery/petrochemical optimisation and advanced modelling, assisting clients with improvements to their process and supply chains to help improve overall operational efficiencies.

Brendan Kelly

Chief Discipline Engineer 

Team: Centre of Engineering Excellence

Expertise: Brendan is a highly experienced materials/corrosion engineer, with over 25 years of expertise in materials and corrosion engineering. His extensive experience encompasses materials selection, fitness for service, risk-based inspection, and the successful development and implementation of corrosion and integrity management systems for process plants and pipelines.

Lee Jones

Cathodic Protection Engineer 

Team: Asset Management

Expertise: Lee possesses 47 years of industry experience, encompassing all facets of cathodic protection in the oil and gas sector. His expertise spans the design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of cathodic protection systems. While specialising in European projects, Lee has also successfully contributed to projects spanning across the Middle East and Latin America.

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