Critical process equipment must be designed, installed, operated, and maintained properly to ensure dependable and safe operation—ultimately leading to a sound and successful business enterprise. Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity manages the programs and activities in place to ensure that’s the case for assets such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems and associated hardware (i.e., valves, fittings, etc.), relief devices, and emergency shutdown/control systems.
Mechanical integrity programs are complex and must consider a wide array of recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs) from an ever-increasing number of industry sources. Ensuring the ongoing integrity of plant processes and assets involves multiple levels of processes and procedures, regular gap assessments or audits, competent and trained personnel, and constant program improvement.
Developing an integrity program can be daunting. Every decision and program requires a unique approach, a comprehensive understanding of risks, regulations, and viable methods, and the commitment to success for the individual units, personnel, and systems involved.
When challenged with run, repair, or replace decisions, we can provide the technical basis – from simple to advanced – on which these decisions can be based. Our experts bring attention to each unique process and equipment, as well as how each impacts the whole. Though the simple bounding estimates are sometimes more than adequate, other times an advanced analytical method is necessary to avoid overly conservative decisions.
We are here to help navigate and provide practical guidance for these decisions involving the mechanical integrity of equipment. Our subject matter experts are ready to step in and play a role in of your mechanical integrity team, and can provide engineering support on a diverse range of areas including:
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