12 entries found for "Mechanical Integrity"

Hidden Benefits of Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

by Paul Sheriff, 5/26/2021

Tags: HSE Mechanical Integrity Risk Based Inspection Value

The prime objective of a Site's Mechanical Integrity programme should be to eliminate any unintentional releases of stored energy. Most Sites implement Risk Based Inspection for three obvious reasons. However, as well as these reasons other less obvious but still positive benefits can be achieved through the implementation. These less obvious reasons could be equally valuable to the efficient operation of the Site.

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National Regulation 13 in Brazil

by Paul Sheriff, 3/31/2021

Tags: Inspection Mechanical Integrity Regulation

Although Risk Based Inspection is well recognised as a good practice it has not been adopted by every country in the world. Brazil in particular has its own Regulatory Standard known as NR13 which it uses to set out some minimum time-based safety standards for the management and inspection of steam boilers, pressure vessels, some metal storage tanks and their interconnecting pipes. Hopefully the adoption of Risk Based Inspection is not far away.

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A Practical Way to Incorporate the New PHMSA Underground Gas Storage Requirements Into your MI Program

by Michael Hurley, 3/11/2021

Tags: Damage Mechanisms Inspection Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Regulation Risk Analysis Risk Based Inspection Risk Management

PHMSA has out a new rule for underground natural gas storage facilities (UNGSFs). This is practical approach to incorporating gas wells into your mechanical integrity program with the rest of your surface and subsurface assets.

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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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Asset Value Management vs Asset Performance Management

by Michael Hurley, 2/16/2021

Tags: Asset Performance Management Mechanical Integrity Risk Based Inspection

VP of Technology, Mike Hurley, looks at the concept of Asset Value Management in the financial sector and compares it with Asset Performance Management (APM) with respect to our industry. He goes further to propose a new definition of AVM as applicable to the petrochemical industry and begins the conversation of AVM vs APM.

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Proposed API 581 Inspection Plan Optimization Example

by Michael Hurley, 2/4/2021

Tags: API 581 Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Risk Analysis Risk Based Inspection Risk Management Technology

This article deals with a proposal for a risk analysis option that allows for individual damage mechanism risk calculation. This is an example of how it can be applied and how it domonstrates value.

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Proposed API 581 Inspection Plan Optimization

by Michael Hurley, 1/27/2021

Tags: API 581 Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Risk Analysis Risk Based Inspection Risk Management Technology

This article deals with a proposal for a risk analysis option that allows for individual damage mechanism risk calculation. This allows for these individual damage mechanism risks to be compared to a risk target that when reached generates an inspection task with its own due date.

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RBI Value: Both Transitioning And From The Start

by Michael Hurley, 1/21/2021

Tags: Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Risk Based Inspection Risk Management

This article deals with the value of going directly to an Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program from nothing or transitioning from a time/condition based program and demonstrates that an RBI program is the efficient use of resources.

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Possible PHMSA and OSHA Jurisdictional Clarity

by Michael Hurley, 1/14/2021

Tags: Mechanical Integrity Process Safety Management Regulation

PHMSA has out for comment, draft document information, that clarifies its jurisdiction in relation to OSHA for Midstream Processing Facilities.

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Risk Based Inspection Seen Through the Eyes of the Experts

by Lenin Elorza, 8/27/2018

Tags: Mechanical Integrity Risk Based Inspection

An AOC Consultant facilitates a virtual panel of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) experts to gain insight into the challenges and value of RBI implementation. Our experts consider why organizations implement RBI, common challenges, and strengths of an RBI champion.

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Dynamic Risk - Mechanical Integrity

by Paul Raithby, 6/26/2018

Tags: Mechanical Integrity Risk Based Inspection

Things are always changing. Including your risk profile. AOC helps companies manage their dynamic Mechanical Integrity (MI) risk. AOC can help you implement and sustain an effective Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program.

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The Difference Between Safe Operating Limits (SOL) and Integrity Operating Windows (IOW)

by Lenin Elorza, 6/18/2018

Tags: Integrity Operating Windows Mechanical Integrity Safe Operating Limits

An AOC consultant, a process engineer, and a reliability engineer discuss the differences between Safe Operating Limits, Standard Limits, and Integrity Operating Windows.

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