Asset Integrity Management
Asset Integrity Management Systems (AIMS) outline the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively and efficiently whilst protecting health, safety and the environment and the means of ensuring that the people, systems, processes, and resources that deliver integrity are in place, in use and will perform when required over the whole lifecycle of the asset.
An Integrity Management System should address the quality at every stage of the asset life cycle, from the design of new facilities to maintenance management to decommissioning. Inspections, auditing/assurance & overall quality processes are just some of the tools designed to make an integrity management system effective. The AIMS should also endeavour to maintain the asset in a fit-for-service condition while extending its remaining life in the most reliable, safe, and cost-effective manner. The Key elements of Asset Integrity Management:
- Risk assessment
- Maintenance (reliability, predictive and preventive strategies)
- Operational and process support
- Process safety and mechanical integrity services
- Management and HSE strategies
Compliance Assessment is an activity to determine, directly or indirectly, that a process, product or service meets relevant technical standards, applicable local, federal and international legsilative requirements. To achieve, methods may include testing, surveillance, inspection, auditing, certification registration and accreditation.
The compliance stage applies to the following:
- Requiring compliance assessment as prescribed by a regulation documents or works nominated in a relevant
- Planning instrument, including a planning scheme, master plan or preliminary approval that affects a planning scheme
- Approval as requiring compliance assessment.
Benefits of Compliance stages
- Higher quality information
- Process optimization
- Better capital allocation
- Improved effectiveness
- Protected reputation
- Reduce costs
- Better and Safe working environment
RAM and ROM Study
Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) are system design attributes that have significant impacts on the total Life Cycle Cost of a developed system. The standard definition of Reliability is the probability of zero failures over a defined time interval, whereas Availability is defined as the percentage of time a system is considered ready to use when tasked. Maintainability is a measure of the ease and rapidity with which a system or equipment can be restored to operational status following a failure.
Reliability and availability achieved through :-
- Attention and Managing failure through good design, quality in manufacture (testing), flawless installation and operations control.
Fire Protection system design and basic engineering
Fire engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. It encompasses fire protection engineering which focuses on fire detection, suppression and mitigation and fire safety engineering which focuses on human behavior and maintaining a tenable environment for evacuation from a fire. The key components of Fire Protection are given below:-
- Fire detection
- Active and Passive fire protection
- Smoke control and management
- Escape facilities - emergency exits, fire lifts, etc.
- Building design, layout, and space planning
- Fire prevention programs
- Fire dynamics and fire modeling
- Human behavior during fire events
- Risk analysis, including economic factors
- Health Safety and Environment Management