Asset integrity management
Pressure system integrity management in the conventional power sector
Failures from high energy steam and hot water pressure parts can result in significant process safety risks and are often associated with costly damage to other assets in the vicinity, loss of plant availability and negative publicity. Serious incidents may also result in prosecution.
A modern introduction to Reliability-Centred Maintenance
RCM is the process of determining the most effective maintenance approach, such that the function of the equipment is preserved, with the required reliability and availability at the lowest cost.
Inspection optimisation: going beyond risk-based inspection
When was the last time you analysed your risk-based inspection (RBI) strategy? Have you ever asked, "Why are we doing it this way?" and has someone responded, "Because that's the way we've always done it"? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it may be time for a change.
Precisely right: an introduction to vendor inspection
Procuring new equipment for a large industrial project such as an oil, gas or petrochemical facility inevitably involves a complex supply chain. Manufacturers of equipment like valves, pumps, piping and control systems can be located across many countries and even continents. So what is the most cost-effective way to confirm product quality and compliance with specifications?
EMIT optimisation – getting more out of existing equipment for less
A key challenge facing operators is to optimise their preventive maintenance regimes such that the safety of the plant is maintained, the availability of the plant is maximised and disruptive corrective maintenance or replacement of equipment is minimised.
Improving equipment reliability through smart asset management
Of all the factors with the potential to adversely affect safety and optimal commercial performance of an asset, poor equipment reliability is recognised as one of the most significant.
The house of integrity: modern asset integrity management
Asset Integrity Management (AIM) is by no means a new concept or management initiative. It is a well-defined process that, if applied in the correct way, can offer asset owners and operators the ability to manage risk and assure the integrity of assets throughout their lifecycle
The power of RAM modelling: optimising facility performance throughout life
Projects in the energy industry often involve the design and build of complex facilities, necessitating upfront capital investment and ongoing operational expenditure. Decisions made during design can carry considerable risk, both in terms of future profitability as well as the impact that incidents may have on health, safety and the environment.