Services

Audit & Inspection

GPA provides specialists to audit and ensure compliance to applicable Australian and international standards. We have a team of certified inspectors with the Australian Institute for the Certification of Inspection Personnel (AICIP) from a mix of engineering, trade and site management backgrounds.

We perform asset condition and optimisation studies for clients across a range of applications and disciplines including:

  • power systems
  • energy management
  • control system and processing plant optimisation
  • pipe work and pressure vessels
  • tanks
  • structural assessments
  • safety critical systems, such as burner and boiler management studies
  • risk assessments.

Services we provide related to condition monitoring include:

  • In-service inspection of pressure equipment for commissioning, statutory, return to service
  • extension of life, post alteration and post repair inspections in accordance with (AS3788)
  • Certified weld inspection
  • Reliability centred maintenance strategies
  • Integrity management plans
  • Risk based inspection plans
  • Wall thickness corrosion surveys
  • Fatigue assessments
  • Crack assessment using FEA software
  • Fitness for Service Reviews of Pressure Equipment (AS3788)
  • Fitness for Purpose Reviews of Pipelines (AS2885)
  • Performance test plans.

Expertise

  • Auditing compliance & maturity of systems and equipment
  • Forensic engineering
  • Structural integrity reviews
  • Monitoring & surveillance of structures
  • Safety assessment & extension of life of cranes
  • High voltage and low voltage protection audits
  • Earthing system analysis & audits; AS2067, EG1, EG0 & IEEE80, AS3000, AS60079, fault level studies to AS3851
  • Electrical asset (LV and HV) arc flash risk assessments
  • Substation and electrical installation audits
  • Electrical asset condition assessment & testing (switchgear, cables, transformers, motors)
  • Forensic engineering & fault investigation
  • Hazardous area equipment audits
  • Audits & production of operation & maintenance manuals
  • Audits & assessment of backup power systems (UPS and generators)
  • Power system shutdown & contingency planning
  • Instrumentation auditing
  • System capacity assessments (for telemetry & SCADA)
  • Independent verification of designs AS61511
  • Type B appliance certification
  • Safety studies & SIL assessments
  • Pre-demolition inspection
  • AS 3788 and AS 2885 fitness for service assessments on pressure equipment
  • Advanced analysis: stress analysis and fracture mechanics.

Systems

  • Full 3D CAD design facilities (CADWORX & SolidWorks) including structural steel design
  • CAESER pipe stress modelling software
  • HYSYS steady state simulation
  • HYSYS dynamic simulation
  • HYSYS flare simulation
  • SKM Power Tools HV to LV network modelling
  • PowerCAD and PowerPAK LV electrical design tools
  • InstruCalc instrumentation sizing and selection
  • INEL Saphire reliability and risk modelling software suite
  • PV Elite pressure vessel design tool
  • Microstran, Limcon and Structural Tool Kit – structural steel design
  • Strand 7 – finite element analysis
  • PIPE-DFRAC – ductile fracture control modelling
  • Phast – hazard analysis/plume dispersion modelling