Why is asset integrity management important? Few industries understand and grasp the complex and complicated challenges of asset integrity management as well as those in the Petrochemical sector. Due to the nature and type of the industry, owner-operators are often responsible for a vast array of equipment types, materials and processes that can be more wide-ranging than facilities in the Oil & Gas sector.
Further to this, Petrochemical companies function under exponentially larger risk of safety and environmental mishaps, including dangerous leakages, loss of containment, and formation of toxins, explosive materials or fire, simply owing to the nature of the materials used.
The exorbitant financial toll of such catastrophes is evident: the cost of repair, replacement, business interruption, and cleanup. A consequence of perhaps greater concern is the substantial and significant impact to the surrounding environment and serious safety hazards to personnel. In addition, temperature extremes may intensify additional stress on the equipment, so petrochemical plants require extra vigilance on monitoring upper limit boundaries.
Due to the complex and diverse nature of the equipment and material types used in the Petrochemical sector, a common mistake is often made; owner-operators assume that their processes are too difficult and complicated for a standard and typical Asset Integrity Management (AIM) program, so they rely wholly on an Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) to manage their assets and processes. Or, given the multitude of AIM solutions available, companies are unwilling and reluctant to commit – again relying solely on their existing ERP.
While an ERP has its benefits for the reasons it has been designed for, by itself it is inadequate and insufficient in fully predicting and mitigating risk and avoiding unplanned shutdowns or catastrophe. This provisional and temporary solution gives the perception that the company’s assets are being managed properly, but that is usually not defensible during an audit after an incident.
Participants attending the programme will:
- Understand the philosophy of asset integrity management system and the needs to implement and manipulate it
- Realise the difference between asset performance management and asset integrity management
- Raise the awareness of Risks and Hazards, monitor the risk, and mitigate it in operation, maintenance and inspection
- Categorize equipment and classify the criticality of the equipment from HSE, Cost, Business and Asset perspectives
- Learn the integrity requirements along with the asset life cycle from concept, design, commission, operation till abandonment
- Link integrity objectives, task with enterprise corporate planning vision and objectives
- Enable top management to get the maximum return on investment by endorsing AIMS
This collaborative Asset, Asset Integrity and Maintenance Management Course will comprise the following training methods:
- Seminars & Presentations
- Group Discussions
- Case Studies & Functional Exercises
Zoe Talent Solutions follows the ‘Do-Review-Learn-Apply’ model.
Companies who nominate their employees to participate in this Asset, Asset Integrity and Maintenance Management Course can benefit in the following ways:
- Apply new and modern risk-based methodologies to manage asset integrity in both newly constructed and aged facilities
- Address key threats confronting the Oil and Gas industry and provide both established and innovative practices to safely mitigate them
Individuals who participate in this Asset, Asset Integrity and Maintenance Management Course can gain from it in the following ways:
- Learn the procedures and guidelines to achieve operational excellence and integrity sustainability
- Theoretical and practical exposure to the fundamentals of asset integrity management
- Describe how asset integrity management should be implemented to safeguard assets, people and the environment
Who Should Attend?
- Technician and operator staff
- Discipline engineers (maintenance, inspection, planning)
- Managers and higher management are a must to attend towards commitments and undertakings
Module 1: INTRODUCTION – ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AIMS) FUNDAMENTALS
- General introduction to AIMS
- What is an Asset?
- Why do we need Asset Integrity Management?
- What is Asset Integrity?
- Asset management v/s asset integrity management
- Asset Integrity Management Concept
- Asset Integrity Life cycle
Module 2: ASSET INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK AND AUDIT REVIEW
- Integrity Direction
- Integrity Systems
- Integrity Implementation
- Integrity Results – KPI’s, Reports
- Terms and Definitions
- Integrity Barriers
- Integrity Authorities and RACI Charts
Module 3: RISK EVALUATION AND ASSET CRITICALITY ASSESEMENT
- Risk Evaluation and Management
- Integrity barriers as BSI Pas 55 British Standards
- Key Integrity Activities
- Risk matrix
- Hazard identification
- Hazards identification and risk assessment
- Risk Based Inspection
- Maintenance excellence
Module 4: Integrity Management Performance Framework and Audit Reviews
- Integrity performance reporting process
- Key Performance Indicators
- Audit Objectives
- Audit Scope
- Audit Methodology
- Follow-Up After the Audit
- Integrity Assurance Dashboard
Module 5: ISO 55000 Overview and Certification
- What is ISO 55000?
- ISO 55000 Implementation
- Road map to ISO 55000 Compliance
- ISO 55000 Certification Journey