HAZLOC Inspection of a South American LNG Plant - Case Study

The Challenge

The $10 billion LNG plant was built by a US-based EPC to National Electrical Code 500. The plant has hazardous locations of approximately 35% across the asset. LNG assets are operated and maintained by a multifunctional work force. The challenge was that the company had no system to maintain & inspect this critical Hazardous Location (HAZLOC).

Solution Details

EUTEX carried out a campaign of Inspections which involved the Initial 100% Detailed inspection of all electrical equipment installed within predetermined Hazardous Locations.

Deliverables included:

Provision of a recommendation list of punches detailing the actions required to ensure compliance to NEC 500 Code.
Provision of a recommendation list of replacement parts (BOM list).
Creation of a complete accurate Hazardous Area Equipment Register (supporting electronic dossier of documentation).
Provision of NEC 500 Inspection Checklist (ICLTM) – the world’s first digitised system to this code to allow monitoring & planning of periodic risk based Hazardous Area Inspection plans.
EUTEX ICLTM not only reviews on-site critical area issues and identifies potential hazards but also helps to advise on current and subsequent training needs.

Digitisation Benefits

EUTEX advised client they could complete this project >25% quicker than other parties involved in initial tender, however completed even earlier than expected giving client not only a 30% saving in initiating system but ongoing project periodic inspection savings of 50% (= approx. $360k p.a.)

Project Details

EUTEX carried out the Project utilising over 36,000 man hours – all without any Lost Time Accidents (LTA’s) or Incidents (LTI’s) in full compliance with required Client Procedures along with relevant Country & International Standards.

Initial Detailed Inspection based on 16,000 tags

Hours - Paper
Hours - Digital

Close/Visual Periodic inspection based on 16,000 tags

Hours - Paper
Hours - Paper

* E-capture/RFID Savings – EUTEX saw a 25% time saving during initial detailed inspection by using their EUTEX DIGITAL solution at the facility

Cost Savings


  • LNG Operations.

Business Challenges

  • H&S Compliance
  • Plant reliability

Keys to Success

  • EUTEX Standard Inspections.


  • Competent Certified Inspectors
  • Detailed Project Management
  • Ability to interpret Standards and propose cost effective.

ALARP solutions

  • Functionality of RFID and software system (ICLTM).

Benefits to clients including immediate

  • Removal on intolerable Safety.


  • Compliance with local.

International Standards

  • Increase in reliability of plant.
  • 3 Year periodic Inspection cost saving in excess of 1 million dollars (US).

Guidance Followed

  • NEC 500
  • API RP 500
  • API RP 14F.


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South American LNG Plant


EUTEX International is the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe!

EUTEX is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that provides hazardous area electrical products including cables, glands, and accessories. The company holds IECEx service facility status which allows our staff to provide hazardous area inspection and maintenance services along with staff training and assembly certification to ensure safe operations in potentially explosive environments.

Working in potentially explosive areas involves multiple risks, so minimizing those risks for the staff and assets is our highest priority.

We have been serving the energy industry since 1998 consistently working towards a safer work environment. EUTEX has built an extensive global footprint by supporting customers who really care about safety by making sure the products and services are a good fit for their purpose and compliant with international and local standards.

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