Unless under an RBI scheme, Class inspection requirements are generally applied fairly rigidly by Inspection Companies, who quite rightly wish to do a thorough job and comply with regulations.
Even without moving to an RBI scheme, Class will however usually be open to areas of optimisation, provided Engineering justification is provided. This can increase the efficiency and integrity benefit of inspections whilst reducing cost and schedule.
We have carried out scope and inspection methodology optimisation for Class inspection scopes, reducing costs and schedule by 30% whilst simultaneously allowing for fabric maintenance (coating repairs) to be carried out to arrest the most critical areas of corrosion.
Class Inspection Scope Optimisation