Refinery Mechanical Integrity
Inspection, Testing and Preventative Maintenance in Texas Refineries
Given that refineries operate around the clock, equipment that is in continuous operation will need to be periodically inspected, maintained and replaced as necessary. Assuring the mechanical integrity of refinery equipment is important, not only for the effectiveness of the refinery, but also to ensure that defective or poorly maintained equipment does not result in serious injury to workers.
It is important to ascertain the integrity of critical equipment that includes pressure vessels, piping, furnace and boiler tubes. Environmental cracking of pressure vessels and piping can possibly result in catastrophic failures that lead to serious injuries. At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, we have extensive experience handling cases involving injuries caused by refinery negligence.
Our Lawyers Have the Experience Your Case Deserves
Oil refineries in Texas and across the Gulf Coast must comply with all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, including those regarding mechanical integrity. At our firm, we understand those standards and regulations that govern refineries. When an accident happens that results in serious injury to our clients, we are able to thoroughly investigate that accident to determine how and why it happened, as well as how it may have been avoided with preventive maintenance.
Many injuries associated with refinery negligence such as burns, spinal cord injuries and head injuries can prevent you from returning to work. This makes it crucial for us to work to ensure you receive the monetary compensation you need to cover future medical bills and lost wages.