Review Article

Facility Integrity Management and Assessment of Associated Risk Conditions

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Carl E. Jaske, Michiel P. H. Brongers

Dublin, OH 43017

Contributed by the Pressure Vessel and Piping Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received August 19, 2015; final manuscript received February 5, 2016; published online April 28, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Allen C. Smith.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 138(4), 040805 (Apr 28, 2016) (6 pages) Paper No: PVT-15-1190; doi: 10.1115/1.4032788 History: Received August 19, 2015; Revised February 05, 2016

This paper reviews the basic elements of a facility integrity management program (FIMP) and describes the process used to assess risk conditions related to a facility. The policies, goals, and objectives of the program should be defined before implementing it. The location and details of the facility and all its equipment must be described, and the information should be recorded in a computerized database. Important triggers for change management and the minimum features of change management are reviewed. Ensuring the competency and training of personnel responsible for integrity management is essential. The integrity management team must identify hazards associated and ways of controlling them. Once hazards are identified, risk assessment is performed and options for reducing risk are considered. Results of the risk assessment are then used to plan and execute activities of the integrity management program (IMP). Needed repairs or replacements are identified, planned, and completed. Finally, the IMP should incorporate a continuous improvement process and information from investigations of incidents at the facility, at other company locations, and within the industry.

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Flowchart for maintenance assessment

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Three categories of risk assessment

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Risk assessment matrix showing number of piping sections per category

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Risk assessment criteria for probability of failure for piping systems

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Risk assessment criteria for consequence of failure for piping systems

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Risk management process

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Condition and FFS assessment

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