A structural audit is different from the thermal audit in its timing and on-site duration. Typically, the auditor will spend 2-3 days on-site to visually inspect. The auditor will evaluate findings based on in-service limitations and repair criteria. The auditor will finalize a report and provide recommendations on inspection findings. Most customers find it convenient to have a meeting with the auditor, plant staff, outage project management, and the service center to ensure spare parts and repair plans are understood so that they may be properly incorporated in the outage plan.
The following are typical inspections performed during an audit as well as items on which you can expect recommendations. The report is comprised of both a written section as well as a photographic.