Managing the integrity of pressure systems in the thermal power sector
With numerous factors to consider, such as plant age, history of defects, operating regime, system design, materials of construction, build quality and experience from the wider industry, the development of robust condition monitoring strategies to manage plant integrity and to ensure regulatory compliance is suited to a risk-based approach.
Materials failure investigation – Two critical techniques for a successful investigation
Determining the failure mechanism by examining the fracture surfaces and sections taken through those surfaces, enables recommendations to prevent recurrence of similar incidents. So what are these two examination techniques looking for?
Boiler Tube Life Management – Critical issues for biomass and energy-from-waste plant
Critical issues for biomass and energy-from-waste plant that make it vital to have a maintenance strategy that minimises the number of tube leaks
Barrier Management – Driving process safety improvement
By introducing a Process Safety Management (PSM) system and routinely checking the KPIs, risk can be minimised and managed
The house of integrity: modern asset integrity management
Asset Integrity Management (AIM) is by no means a new concept or management initiative. It is a well-defined process that, if applied in the correct way, can offer asset owners and operators the ability to manage risk and assure the integrity of assets throughout their lifecycle