Service Overview

G.I.T.O’s PETROLEUM ISPECTION services cater to Organisations and people across the supply chain from testing, inspection and certification to consulting, and related services.
G.I.T.O is committed to being progressive in the application of new technology and developing innovative processes and services to remain a market leader of inspection services.
Our robust technology, knowledge-based approach and dedication to quality and safety allow us to provide innovative solutions to every part of the oil and gas industry. Whether you are involved in exploring or extracting, refining, transporting or marketing oil, gas, oil sands or other hydrocarbons, G.I.T.O offers a comprehensive range of services to support and optimize your business.
Relying on our extensive experience and equipment we can carry out inspection services on all sorts of structures, pipes, surfaces and equipment; at all sorts of angles; underwater, on water, below ground, on ground or above ground, ensuring that they are: free from corrosion, operating effectively and not leaking.
Our range of services dedicated to oil, gas and oil sands could be delivering competitive advantage for you.

Storage Tank Inspection, Audit, Calibration

Storage tank inspection, audit, and calibration from G.I.T.O ensure the safety and integrity of your storage tanks.

Storage tanks are commonly built using steel. Hazardous materials stored under severe conditions of pressure and temperature aids in stress induced corrosion to the steel plates, joints and weld-structures, affecting the integrity of the tank structure and causing environmental contamination, leakages, material loss and in cases fire and explosions and eventually human fatalities. As a result, you need to maintain a strict regime of pro-active maintenance and inspection protocols to ensure the safety and reliability of your tanks. Our inspection, audit and calibration services help you to avoid disasters and ensure that your storage tanks meet all relevant regulations.

G.I.T.O provides accurate and detailed measurement and calibration of large petroleum, fuel, and chemical cargo storage tanks including shore tanks and ship tanks used for holding crude oil, refined petroleum products, LPG, LNG, and other wet or dry bulk cargoes.

The range of Tank Inspection services typically delivered by our team of API certified Inspectors are:

  • Full compliance to API 653;
  • Fully automated external thickness measurements.
  • Automated and detailed tank floor measurements.
  • 3D modeling of the complete tank including the floor and its shell.
  • Hydro test.
  • Full range of Advanced Non-destructive Testing to complement integrity of tank structure.
  • Identification plate stamping and adjustment.
  • Compliance to international welding techniques.
  • Leak tracing.
  • Tank Shell assessment.
  • Roundness and Plumpness checks.
  • Tank Settlement Survey.

Storage tank calibration:

  • Horizontal and Vertical Land Tanks Calibration
  • Internal and external tank calibration by EODR (Electro-Optical Distance Ranging)
  • Pipeline Volume Calculations
  • Custody Transfer Systems (CTS)
  • Ship and Barge Tank Volume Calculations

Petroleum and chemical storage tanks calibrated:

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  • Vertical Tanks
  • Horizontal Tanks
  • Spherical Tanks
  • Cylindrical Tanks
  • Double-wall Tanks
  • Fixed Roof Tanks
  • Floating Roof Tanks
  • Domed Roof Tanks
  • Conical Roof Tanks
  • LNG Tank Calibration

Measurements include detailed assessments of wall verticality roundness and shape, along with roof & floor profiles. Tank calibrations are conducted to the exacting requirements of the appropriate international standards published by the International Standards Organization (ISO) or by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Detailed volumetric tables are compiled for each tank and can be formatted according to the client’s requirements. Comprehensive tables can incorporate any standard units of measure for size, volume or both.

Contact us today and find out how our storage tank inspection, audit and calibration services can ensure the safety and integrity of your storage tanks.

PIPELINE INSPECTION

G.I.T.O Pipeline Services has years of experience in all aspects of pipeline inspection and assessment. Our team includes engineers, and certified inspectors from a variety of technical disciplines including petroleum engineering, corrosion, mechanical engineering metallurgy and materials science.
More and more on- and offshore pipeline systems must traverse remote regions with extreme terrains or harsh environments. Transporting oil or gas cost-effectively, safely and responsibly to consumers, via what is often an ageing pipeline infrastructure, is not a simple task, particularly when pipelines cross territories that are subject to different regulatory regimes and requirements.
Soil erosion, seismic activity, extreme free spans, ground movement and use of materials in corrosive environments – we can help overcome these and other barriers.
Our transparent approach to verification, certification, AND quality surveillance enables operators to reduce risk, to ensure a successful project outcome.

G.I.T.O offers an array of pipeline inspection services including the following:

  • Gas Pipeline Inspection
  • Pipeline Explosion inspection
  • Pipeline Evaluation
  • Pipeline Coating Assessment
  • Pipeline Damage Inspection
  • Slope stability analyses
  • Flow analyses of failed soil
  • Pipe soil interaction studies
  • Network capacity assessment
  • Pipe reeling
  • Pipe snaking

Our technicians are all trained in pipeline specific techniques and field conditions. Our reporting system is unique to each customer and developed to meet the individual needs of your program.

Corrosion

Corrosion services from G.I.T.O prevent catastrophic failure and maintain safe, reliable operation of your industrial equipment.
Your industrial equipment, installations, and plants are subject to high rates of corrosion due to harsh operating and environmental conditions and corrosive chemicals. Corrosion can lead to structural failure or loss of containment, costly repairs, lost or contaminated products, environmental damage, risk to personnel, and loss of public confidence. Our corrosion services continuously focus on your critical equipment, avoiding catastrophic failure and maintaining safe and reliable operation.
Corrosion MONITORING, testing, analysis and consulting services are specialist capabilities of our experienced and world-renowned teams.
G.I.T.O’s corrosion expertise cover a wide range of applications and requirements. Utilizing materials engineering, instrumentation and techniques for testing, consulting and onsite corrosion investigations, we can assist in addressing your challenges.

G.I.T.O’s corrosion services include:

  • Corrosion Testing & Analysis
  • Materials Testing
  • Forensic Investigation of Corrosion Related Failures
  • Corrosion Probes
  • Corrosion Testing and Consulting Services
  • Corrosion Testing for Crude Oil Tanks
  • Lab Corrosion Monitoring
  • Oil and Gas Corrosion Monitoring
  • Oilfield Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Genetic Testing.

Rope Access Inspection

Industrial Rope Access is a proven approach which provides personnel with safe working access to difficult areas through the use of traditional climbing equipment and abseiling techniques.
Rope Access techniques are one of the world’s safest working methods for working at heights. Rope access Inspection services from G.I.T.O offers you safe inspection, testing and structural surveys at height or in areas where access is difficult.
Our highly trained personnel and special access equipment can provide you with a proven method of achieving a safe work position. As a result our industrial rope access service helps you:

  • Have essential inspection, testing and survey work carried out on assets that are hard to reach.
  • Benefit from a cost effective alternative to traditional access methods, such as scaffolding or mobile elevated working platforms.
  • Have inspections carried out quickly and safely with minimal disruption to other services

G.I.T.O’s industrial rope access services include:

  • In-service Marine Vessel IACS Thickness Surveys
  • Inspection and testing of structures
  • Structural surveys
  • Conventional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques

Surface Iron/Discharge and Manifold Equipment

G.I.T.O is one of the leading providers of this service in various countries throughout the world. G.I.T.O’ s professional inspection team has the experience to ensure the required safety and quality outcomes for all our customers .This provides our customers with the peace of mind that their equipment is in good hands and will be returned in perfect working condition in a timely manner.

G.I.T.O Surface Iron/Discharge Manifold Equipment Inspection services includes:

Visual inspections are performed to insure the equipment has not been damaged in transit. Any damage is immediately reported and repair work can be done post approval from our customer.

The discharge manifold equipment is now dismantled, cleaned by power tools and washed in De-greaser, inspected for wear, corrosion and worn out parts. Seals, O Rings, segments, Retainer Rings and plugs are all examined for damage and wear.

Ultra Sonic Wall Thickness measurements are performed in accordance with customer’s specifications and the DME manufacturer. Any reading below the specified minimum will result in rejection of the equipment.

Dimensional Measurements are taken on areas of the equipment that are susceptible to wear, to ensure wear is not below Minimum Dimensions.

Non-Destructive Inspection & Testing NDT is performed to ensure the equipment has not been over worked or placed under stress. Magnetic Particle/ Fluorescent and Black & White Inspection for ferromagnetic equipment parts and Dye Penetrant Inspection for the non-magnetic equipment is tested to ensure against defects.

After the equipment has been pressure tested, it will be spray primed and painted to our customer’s specifications. After drying the equipment is then ID Tagged with metal bands for traceability and identification. Final reports and test charts are issued to the customer to complete the final process.

(When all examinations are complete the equipment is then re-assembled, cleaned and flushed to remove any debris trapped by re-assembly and greasing. Finally pressure is tested to the customer’s specific pressure ratings. This is to simulate the maximum pressure the equipment will be subjected to during field operations. This significantly reduces the chance of failure.

Certification of Oil Products

Whatever your product, it is vital to make sure it is safe.
Making sure that your products comply with product safety regulations and contain no hazardous substances is essential in order to bring them into a supply chain or marketplace. Trade is often dependent on proof of compliance and product safety, and not having the right testing, verification and certification in place can cause delay and in some cases, damage to your bottom line.

At G.I.T.O we know that you need product safety guaranteed by an independent, impartial third party. We will test your product and your processes and use our international network of laboratory facilities to provide you with the verification you need.

Testing services are available on a 24/7/365 basis. The full range of petroleum and petrochemical feedstock, intermediate, and final refined products are tested for quality control, troubleshooting, contamination, purity and components, and other applications.
Petroleum laboratory testing services are run to ASTM, ISO, IP, and other recognized industry standards.
Certification of Oil Products by G.I.T.O includes:

  • Petroleum Testing.
  • Fuel Quality Testing : Crude Oil-Fuel Oil-Gasoil / ULSD-Jet A-1 / Kerosene-Gasoline-LPG-Chemical-Bio Fuels.
  • Petroleum Products Testing
  • Petro-chemicals testing.
  • Cargo Inspection Services.
  • Sampling Equipment.
  • Refining and Fuels Services.