Asset Integrity and Reliability

Asset integrity, the RBPS element that helps ensure the equipment is properly designed, installed in accordance with specifications, and remains fit for use until it is retired, is one of the nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk.  In an Introduction to Asset Integrity and Reliability, the attributes of a risk-based management system for ensuring the integrity and reliability of critical equipment and safety systems are described.

For more information on managing risk, read CCPS' Guidelines books.

CCPS' Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD) is aimed at providing data to help effectively and efficiently implement an asset integrity and reliability program.

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

Transferline Exchanger Internal Diameter Tube Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Transfer Line Exchangers (TLE’s) are a critical part of an ethylene producing unit. Similar to a high temperature, high pressure...

Digital Plant: The Convergence of Process and Operational

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
“Refiners are poised to adopt new technologies at a faster pace after years of incremental progress; this effort could save the...

How to Prioritize Safeguards When They Are All Critical?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
With the industry norm of budget constraints and the continuous effort of trying to do more with less, the ability to correctly prioritize work has...

Essentials of PRV Stability

Archived Webinar
Sep 13, 2017
Could undetected pressure relief valve (PRV) installation instability be putting your facility at risk? Join this webinar to find out. In this 60-minute ioMosaic sponsored webinar, gain a better...

Optimizing LOPA

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2015
This presentation is an overview of the LOPA process. How/why it is used instead of, or in addition to HAZOPs and What-Ifs to identify hazardous scenarios. It discusses best practices on conducting a...

Creating an Effective Asset Integrity Management Program

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Establishing an effective asset integrity management (AIM) program begins with the creation of a leadership team at the appropriate level of...

The Day a Three Mile Island Event Did Not Happen

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
In 1986, while I was a new engineer at a nuclear power plant, the plant experienced a total loss of feedwater event when multiple systems and...

New Guidelines for Managing Asset (Mechanical) Integrity

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Ensuring the initial and ongoing integrity of process equipment, including instrumentation and safety systems, has become known as asset integrity...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

Managing Risk through Integrity Operating Windows

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
A comprehensive asset integrity management (AIM) program is essential to reducing risk of operations to as low as practicable. Risk profiles should...

Prevent the Next Catastrophe

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
With the increasing complex manufacturing processes and environmental regulations, and the challenges to retaining knowledge from retiring employees...

Dynamic Barrier Management - Addressing the Reality

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Barrier-based safety programs are increasingly being used to manage high hazard facilities safely. Typical tools include bow tie diagrams which map...

Case Study on SMALL-Scale LNG Facility Expansion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
With the influx of natural gas production throughout the United States, the small-scale LNG market is growing at a rapid pace. One option to take...

CFD Modeling of LNG Spreading and Atmospheric Dispersion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
LNG release, spreading and vaporization lead to the formation of a flammable vapor cloud with high VCE risk. NFPA 59A Standard for the Production,...

Reliability: The Next Revolution in Process Manufacturing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
David Rosenthal, PE, CMRP is a Reliability Consultant representing his Reliability Strategy and Implementation Consultancy LLC firm. He previously...

Detail Analysis of Caustic Tower Fouling Mechanism

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
To ensure the successful chemical treatment of a caustic system, fouling mechanisms must be identified and their respective contributions to the...

Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...

Moving Forward as On-Line Analyzers Improve

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
Online analyzers and sensors offer significant improvements to processes. They greatly enhance process control helping to insure consistent product...

Turbine Oil Varnish Development in Rotating Equipment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
This document describes the potential problems, mitigation measures, maintenance, oil health, and the state-of-the-art technological aspects of...

Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 4, 2013
Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...

Corrosion At Pipe Supports: Causes and Solutions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Localized corrosion attack at pipe support areas is a major problem for integrity managers. Offshore, marine and coastal operators, without exception...

Turnaround Excellence - Key Success Factors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Turnaround Excellence is more than a state of being… it is a journey. Achieving and sustaining excellence is wholly dependent on a site approach of...

Refinery-Wide Topics for Profitability, Reliability and Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
In this session we will review several case studies that will allow you to better understand the importance of process engineering and process safety...

Specifying Reliability Performance to Meet PSM Expectations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Mechanical Integrity (MI) programs are two of the fourteen elements that the Process Safety Management (PSM)...

Risk-Based Mechanical Integrity - Beyond Fixed Equipment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
This paper presents approaches to provide a safer operating plant by extending mechanical integrity to all process equipment using a risk-based...

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