7 entries found for "Data Collection"

Plant Management 101: Common Work Processes

by Michael Hurley, 3/3/2021

Tags: Asset Performance Management Data Collection Data Validation Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Reliability Risk Management Training Work Process

This article deals with the dysfunctionality found in many refineries, chemical plants, and other production facilities. This can lead a facility to not reaching its value and reliability goals. One of the main reasons for this dysfunctionality is facility departments not using a common asset management work process.

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Other Benefits of Risk Based Inspection Implementation

by Travis Gaston, 6/9/2020

Tags: Data Collection Data Validation Human Factors Inspection Risk Based Inspection

Aside from the direct benefits of implementing a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program such as cost savings, optimized inspection planning, and reduced risk, RBI programs have a number of other benefits. This article looks at some of these secondary benefits including equipment verification, better organization of data, deeper understanding of facility status, and improved inter-team collaboration.

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Guidelines for Providing Process Conditions for RBI - Part 7: Environmentally Assisted Cracking and RBI

by James Leonard, 9/1/2019

Tags: Damage Mechanisms Data Collection Risk Based Inspection

The 7th installment in our series covers environmental cracking. James Leonard, RBI Team Leader, discusses the additional process data that may be needed to determine environmental cracking damage potential when environment, stress, and metallurgy are so alligned so as to indicate susceptibility to this damage mechanism.

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Guidelines for Providing Process Conditions for RBI - Part 6: High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)

by Vibha Zaman, 8/26/2019

Tags: Damage Mechanisms Data Collection Risk Based Inspection

Gathering adequate process data to determine HTHA susceptibility is sometimes a difficult and time consuming task. Therefore a simple screening can be performed to determine if more detailed process data is required. Senior Corrosion Specialist, Vibha Zaman, discusses the screening process and what factors to consider when more data is required.

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Insights on Improving Inspection Effectiveness

by Don Conger, 7/30/2019

Tags: Data Collection Inspection Risk Based Inspection

Don Conger, Senior Consultant at AOC, discusses the inherent subjectivity of evaluating inspection effectiveness. Too much subjectivity can lead to inconsistent results in your inspection effectiveness evaluation. This subjectivity can be mitigated through up-front activities including training, documentation, quality control, and planning.

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Guidelines for Providing Process Conditions for RBI - Part 2: CUI and How it Relates to Risk Based Inspection

by Don Conger, 1/8/2019

Tags: CUI Data Collection Risk Based Inspection

In this second of our eight part series covering various guidelines for providing process conditions for RBI, one of our senior consultants discusses Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) and how it relates to Risk Based Inspection. This article identifies several factors to consider during data collection as well as points out some guidelines for selecting potential inspection locations.

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Risk Analysis: Good In, Good Out - A Risk Analyst's View

by John Dickerson, 11/16/2018

Tags: Data Collection Data Validation Risk Analysis Technology

An AOC Team Lead reflects on the importance of ensuring your data is accurate and on the impact that having poor data can have on your risk analysis. Having even just one or two erroneous data points can make all the difference in the risk assigned to an asset and the subsequent inappropriate assignment of maintenance and inspection resources. Assigning low risk to a high risk asset because of bad data can result in unexpected and painful consequences.

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