Shutdown Inspections
VCS has specialist engineers to undertake inspection activities during the shutdown/turnaround of refineries and other process plants. Our engineers have successfully completed major assignments for BPCL, NOCIL, Kochi refineries, Takreer etc.

VCS through its associates is in a position to offer advanced NDT services like INCOTEST, LRUT, TOFD, Phased array etc.

During the various shutdown assignments, VCS has conducted examination, non-destructive testing, and condition monitoring analysis in accordance with the relevant maintenance, inspection, rating and repair codes and standards. In addition, VCS undertakes stores & material management during the shutdown assignments.

The shutdown inspections undertaken by VCS involved the following:

  • Inspection of columns, vessels, exchangers and Air Fin Coolers
  • Inspection of Towers, Drums, Reactors, Heat Exchangers and Condensers
  • Inspection of Fired Heaters and Boilers
  • Inspection of piping and piping systems
  • Inspection of Pressure relieving devices
  • Non Destructive Examinations and Metallurgy
  • Thermography reviews
  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS), Procedure Qualification Record
  • (PQR) and Welding Performance Qualification (WPQ)


Shutdown inspections are undertaken in accordance with major codes that include but not limited to:

  • API 510, 570, 572, 574, 576, 579, 571, 580 & 581 and OISD Standards
  • API-RP-571, API-RP-572, API-RP-573, API-RP-574, API-RP-576, API-RP-577
  • ASME Sec V, Section VIII, Section IX, ASME B 31.3
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