Managing Deterioration of Plant Equipment

How to achieve reliable operation of process equipment by design.


How to ensure safe and reliable operation of equipment operating beyond its design life.


An effective plant integrity system delivers benefits for safety, reliability and operational performance, whilst optimising maintenance and inspection costs. Implementing such a system requires proactive management of deterioration mechanisms. It requires a “whole team” approach, as equipment integrity is not solely the responsibility of the maintenance and inspection functions. This course covers the essential elements of an equipment integrity management system including legislative compliance.


What will the course cover?
The course consists of an array of topics which include:

- Integrity management

- Forms of corrosion

- Forms of deterioration

- Focused inspection

- Non-metallics

- Non-destructive testing

- Pressure testing

- Fitness for service

- Defect remediation

- Repair philosophy

- Auditing programmes

- Asset life plans


Topics are covered by discussion, case studies and syndicate exercises. An emphasis is on practical issues which improves retention and interest by delegates.

Who will benefit and what will they gain?
The course will identify the principles of integrity management together with advice on practical steps to establish an effective integrity management programme.


Training method
The style of the trainers is to encourage participation in the discussions and to use case studies to share experiences of the delegates to broaden their knowledge of the topics. You will explore inspection / integrity management issues during the 2 days of the course


On completion you should be able to:

- Appreciate the requirements of an integrity management programme and the benefits of focused inspection

- Appreciate the main forms of deterioration and best ways to look for them

- Appreciate how to meet legislation and implement good practice

- Identify the key issues associated with ageing plant


This course meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 Time: 08:45 - 17:00
Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 Time: 09:00 - 17:00

We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferential rate for bed & breakfast. Details will be included with your confirmation.

The following companion courses are also available:

Essentials of Pressure Systems
This course aims to provide the fundamental understanding required for managing the integrity of pressure systems, some of the problems encountered and how to avoid them. The course covers the significant deterioration mechanisms that can affect pressure equipment and provide an overview of the UK legislative framework relation to pressure systems.
2017 dates to be confirmed.

Design & Operation of Piping Systems
This 2 day course explains why it is necessary to pay attention to piping systems at all stages throughout their life to prevent loss of containment and maintain a licence to operate.
2017 dates to be confirmed.

  • Where

  • Edinburgh Marriott Hotel
    111 Glasgow Road
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH12 8NF
    +44 (0) 131 334 9191