- Designated employee responsible for designing, developing, and implementing a PSM based MI program
- Managers – Plant Manager, Maintenance, and Production
- PSM Manager or Coordinators
What You Will Learn
- Up-to-date MI strategies and techniques for effectively building and implementing a comprehensive MI program that addresses process safety management requirements and/or reliability and other concerns as defined through company, industry, and regulatory requirements
- How to expand this program to encompass reliability and quality goals
- How to define and assign roles and responsibilities
- How to integrate your new or revised MI program with existing MI activities
- How inspection plays a key role in a successful program
- Quality assurance methods for identifying and resolving equipment deficiencies
- How to develop maintenance procedures and training programs for maintenance personnel
- How to develop a maintenance procedures list for your plant site
Detailed topics covered in paper
- Learning objectives and goals for mechanical integrity (MI)
- Motivations for mechanical integrity
- Regulations, standards, and interpretations
- Relationship to Reliability programs
- Designing a mechanical integrity program
- Minimal MI program only for compliance?
- Fully integrated reliability program?
- Something in-between?
- Developing a mechanical integrity program
- Equipment identification and related issues
- List of critical equipment
- Types of MI activities (reactive, proactive, preventive, predictive)
- Choosing the right task type and choosing the specific task
- Determining the right frequency for the task (condition or time dependent)
- Personnel focus
- Management systems required and related issues
- Quality assurance
- Equipment deficiency resolution
- Root cause analysis
- Management of change
- Implementing/Maintaining a mechanical integrity program
- Review of detailed checklist for implementing an MI/reliability system
- Documenting and managing data/results, computer systems and other
- Roles and Responsibilities for MI
- Key performance indicators for MI and continual improvement of a mechanical integrity program
About the author
Robert C. Smith, Senior Consultant at ABB, Inc, has, over the past 20 years, helped develop and launch key process management initiatives for Oil & Gas, Chemical, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical clients throughout the world.
As an integral member of ABB’s Consulting arm, Rob works with clients all over North America. Rob’s performance-based recommendations consistently lead corporations to a higher degree of safety, profitability and sustainability.
His company, Risk Control Services helped clients achieve true economic value through his top-down approach to business performance and risk management. Building safety cultures is Rob’s signature approach to sustainability.
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