The topic of Damage Mechanisms-Asset Integrity and Reliability is a specialized topic in the broader field of Risk Based Process Safety. It is multi-disciplinary by nature requiring knowledge of:
Damage Mechanisms: Asset Integrity and Reliability, is a key element of OSHA 1910.119 subpart j- Mechanical Integrity. National Emphasis Program audits have consistently cited deficiencies in this key PSM element as one of the larger risks for the safe operation of facilities. Recently, companies and organizations such as CCPS have focused efforts specifically on increasing the understanding and implementation of Asset Integrity and Reliability as it relates to process safety.
This course is designed to be of interest to those students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as new professionals, who have had previous exposure to process safety fundamentals and some familiarity with basic process equipment design.
This course builds on other related SAChE courses, primarily those dealing with Manage Risk- Asset Management (ELA998) and Hazards and Risks: Safeguards other than Relief Systems (ELA973). This course provides a baseline understanding for those students who wish to pursue more extensive and detailed study of the how equipment is designed and inspected to minimize risk over the life cycle of the equipment.