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Understanding Asset Integrity Management and its Importance

Asset Integrity Management, also represented by the acronym AIM, is the ability of an industrial asset to perform its function precisely and efficiently, optimizing its useful life and bringing more safety to the people who interact with these assets. Asset management is necessary from the design stage to the end of an asset's useful life. All stages of the process must be taken into account so that there is efficient management without major risks to the environment, people and the industrial installation of which they are a part. In this blog, we will show the challenges that the industry [...]

November 21st, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|

What is Process Safety Management

Intro   The oil and gas industry is characterized by the exploration of oil and natural gas in extremely hostile environments generating constant risks to the staff, the environment, and also to the integrity of the plant. Offshore operations are marked by their high complexity, with many processes occurring simultaneously in tens of thousands of heavy assets. In this scenario, operational safety management has the objective of developing internal procedures in order to avoid accidents and provide assertive measures to decision-makers. What is Process Safety?   As mentioned before, Process safety management is about developing efficient and effective safety management [...]

October 19th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Digital Transformation|

The Corrosive Process in the Oil and Gas Industry

Intro Corrosive processes are one of the main challenges for the oil and gas industries around the world. From the extraction process to refining and transportation, corrosion is an ongoing element in oil and gas plants. Besides being a high-risk problem for operators in the field, corrosion is also responsible for a large cost. According to NACE, the cost of corrosion prevention in an industrial environment is around 49 billion dollars, with at least 50% of this amount referring to atmospheric corrosion. In this blog we will talk about the main challenges and impacts generated by corrosion in the oil [...]

August 2nd, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Corrosion|

Structural Integrity: aspects of one of industry’s main challenges

Intro The structural integrity of a piece of equipment or part is essential for the proper functioning of an industrial operation. To ensure safety within industries, it is in the operation and maintenance phase that integrity managers have the great challenge of ensuring that all equipment in operation can maintain their levels of productivity, safety, and performance through continuous monitoring and corrective actions, if necessary. In this blog, we will talk a little about the main characteristics of problems related to the structural integrity of equipment, and how these problems can be addressed. What is it Structural integrity refers to [...]

July 27th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Corrosion|

3 ways to optimize Steel Industry operation and maintenance results

Despite being an essential sector for almost every type of operation, from the supply of raw materials to the manufacturing of final products, the steel industry is not immune to various economic problems and challenges in optimizing its operation. Aiming to strengthen itself after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, several opportunities in process optimization and maintenance in this sector have emerged. But what can the managers of these industries focus on to minimize the after-effects of years of declining results? Read the article below and find out what are the best ways to optimize the operation and maintenance [...]

July 21st, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Steel|

Accidents that shaped the future of AIM

Any industry manager aims to achieve a risk-free and safe operation for his workers. However, the complexity of processes makes it difficult to map and fully understand the operation at all times, leaving room for errors to occur that could lead to serious accidents. In this context, due to several industrial accidents that have occurred in history, the industrial asset integrity management has evolved over time so that people are exposed to fewer risks and big magnitude accidents are mitigated. The evolution of technology aimed at AIM assessment brings up the question: would it be possible to avoid tragedies [...]

July 19th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|

Asset Integrity as a Climate Change mitigation action

Asset integrity management is an extremely important program for industries and it can vary according to each operation, according to its specific needs and particular characteristics.   Although it has been present for a long time in the industrial sector, with the objective of generating more safety and reducing risks to operators, integrity management can be another method used by industries against the challenge of containing climate change. Read: Understand the importance of Asset Integrity Management Opportunities for a good sustainability-oriented AIM system   Industries are facing requirements from stakeholders in relation to the optimal use of assets in their [...]

Asset Integrity Management Challenges

Asset integrity management is a set of techniques applied through industrial plants with the purpose of developing, implementing, and continuously improving the integrity of industrial assets in order to maintain productivity, reduce downtime, prevent accidents and generate greater safety for field operators.     For an asset integrity management program to be effectively developed, coordinated efforts from different areas are required, involving leadership, management, engineers, operators, and personnel involved in maintenance and inspection journeys. Above all, good integrity management requires good business management to succeed.   Integrity Management panorama   Integrity management has been present in industries for years [...]

July 8th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|

The impact of good integrity management within Electrical grids

It is in the operation and maintenance phase of a process where managers encounter some of the most pertinent challenges related to asset integrity management. As with any industrial process, the electrical industry also requires well-designed plans to reduce risks to operators, reduce downtime, and improve operational efficiency. In this article, we will address some of the challenges in maintenance and inspection routines commonly faced by the electrical industry, and demonstrate how efficient maintenance plans can be crucial in optimizing energy efficiency in this industry.   How maintenance is done   In more traditional practices, maintenance crews are sent [...]

July 1st, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Digital Twin|

How to implement Asset Integrity Systems

Asset integrity management is a program that has been present in the most diverse industrial segments for some time now. The application of an AIM program is essential for the proper functioning of the operation, in addition to reducing risks to operators and providing the business profitability in the long term.     In order for asset integrity systems to be implemented and managed, joint efforts between many areas of the company are necessary for their execution to be efficient.   Both the company and the plant must provide the necessary resources for the implementation to be carried out [...]

January 13th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|
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