VCS Quality Services

shutdown services

VCS has specialist engineers undertaking 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, IOCL, NRL involving more than 6000 man-days.

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

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.

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


In addition, VCS undertakes stores and material management during the shutdown assignments.

The shutdown inspections undertaken by VCS involved the following inspection and condition review of columns, vessels, exchangers,  air fin coolers, towers, drums, reactors, heat exchangers, condensers, fired heaters, boilers, piping and piping systems, pressure relieving safety devices involving non-destructive examinations and metallurgy, thermography, welding procedure specification (WPS), procedure qualification record (PQR) and welding performance qualification (WPQ).