8 entries found for "Process Safety Management"

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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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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Qualitative RBI of a Commercial Refrigeration System

by Rob Sladek, 8/7/2018

Tags: Consequence Probability Process Safety Management Risk Risk Based Inspection

How the application of qualitative RBI helped a client prioritize equipment damage mitigation in order to effectively scope a refurbishment project and achieve their system reliability goals. This scenario highlights a significant problem for some refrigeration system owner/users who may be maintaining their assets as prescribed but are unaware of the damage mechanisms that could affect the reliability of their assets and safety of their personnel.

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Process Safety Management (PSM) and Commercial Refrigeration

by Mike Hurley, 7/18/2018

Tags: Process Safety Management

Organizations that have commercial refrigeration facilities need to be aware of new OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations. Since these facilities are something of an outlier, when compared with chemical processing and refineries, it may not be readily apparent. However, anyone with large quantities of anhydrous ammonia at their facilities needs to prepare for potential NEP audits.

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