Maintaining asset health: the impact of integrity operating windows - Lunchtime Forum

Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) are established limits for key process variables that can affect asset health. Working outside of IOWs may cause preventable damage or failure:

-  Investigations show that many process industry incidents can be prevented by effective IOW management

-  ABB’s experience of integrity management shows that improved understanding of IOWs can significantly help operating companies extend the life of their assets and reduce costs of maintenance, repair and on-going inspection

Many companies have implemented programmes aimed at improving the reliability and extending the life of their assets. RCM, RBI, Corrosion Control Policies are examples of the tools used for asset management. However, knowledge of the operating regime and the key parameters that affect equipment integrity is vital in any world class asset management system.

IOWs establish a 'safe operating regime' for equipment - they can be long-term limits, beyond which the integrity of the equipment is threatened; or they can be used to define limits for short-term operational excursions.

IOWs are a useful way of communicating to the operations team the impact of operating practices on equipment integrity and performance. They can be used to establish response actions when operating limits are exceeded.

This presentation will include the key points from API 584 Integrity Operating Windows, published in 2014, and ABB’s experience of helping operating companies improve their asset integrity management, by improved understanding of the deterioration mechanisms that affect equipment performance, safety and asset integrity.

  • When

  • Friday, 9 February, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Where

  • Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence - Humber (CATCH)
    Redwood Park Estate
    North East Lincolnshire DN41 8TH
    01469 552828