FUNDAMENTALS OF ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT: FOR A SAFER USE OF YOUR AGEING INDUSTRIAL ASSETS

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COURSE DESIGN

A course to give you the tools for a cost effective Asset Integrity Management

Asset integrity constitutes one of the most important elements of an effective process safety management (PSM) system. Naturally occurring ageing of assets has a very significant impact on the integrity of the assets. Unfortunately, this is often wrongly ignored or underestimated within hazard identification studies. Consequently, plant shutdowns for maintenance could increase in duration and frequency. The fundamental understanding of asset ageing and its management is crucial to ensure the safe operation and reliability of assets over time.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The aim of this training course is to provide the attendees with a fundamental knowledge of the different types of ageing mechanisms (including corrosion degradation types), their consequences on the equipment, the tools for integrity diagnosis and the state of the art for cost effective inspection and maintenance optimization and rationalisation.

The advanced non-destructive inspection techniques will also be presented with their application, relevance and limitations.

The course will include on-site case studies.

Attendees will leave the course with sufficient knowledge to evaluate the integrity maturity level of their current asset and propose effective improvement strategies.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

  • Safety engineers and technicians
  • Process safety managers
  • HSE managers
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Inspection engineers and technicians
  • Insurers

CEUs: 0.6

COURSE OUTLINE

Asset Integrity Management

  • Introduction & Definition of Asset Integrity Management (AIM)
  • Why is AIM important?
  • Benefits of performing Asset integrity diagnoses
    • Anomaly ranking and management
    • Return on investment post implementation
    • Life extension
  • AIM in the context of Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Overview of Regulatory Requirements, Relevant Codes, Standards, and Guidelines

Common corrosion degradation mechanisms

  • Fundamentals of corrosion and main corrosion mechanisms
  • Examples and consequences
  • Influence of operating parameters on corrosion rates
  • Damage mechanism reviews (DMRs)
  • Strategies for corrosion control

Material Properties and Resistance to Corrosion

  • Fundamentals on material properties
  • Material types and resistance to corrosion (incl. Carbon steel, stainless steel, Duplex and other alloys, …)
  • Principles for material selection

Common and advanced NDT accuracy and limitations

  • Review of the common NDT techniques (application, advantages and limitation)
  • Limitations and techniques accuracy

Inspection and maintenance optimization and rationalization

  • Limitation of traditional Inspection and maintenance plans
  • Fundamentals of the Risk based Inspection (RBI) methodology
    • Probability of failures calculation
    • Inspection data confidence definition
    • Inspection frequency calculation
    • Written scheme of examination
  • Management of inspection findings and relevant time frame for corrective actions

Repairs methods and reliability

  • Temporary repair types
  • Temporary repair limitations
  • Temporary repair management

The course will include workshops and time for Q&A and discussion

SCHEDULE

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November 7, 2018Princeton, NJ$595
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