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Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems with CD-ROM
by Center for Chemical Process Safety

Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems with CD-ROM provides practitioners a basic familiarity of mechanical integrity concepts and best practices.


  • Recommends efficient approaches for establishing a successful MI program
  • Includes supplemental CD-ROM



  • What is Mechanical Integrity
  • Relationship to Other Programs
  • Expectations for the MI Program
  • The Effect of RAGAGEPs
  • Structure of this Guidelines Book

Management Responsibility

  • Facility Leadership?s Roles and Responsibilities
  • Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
  • Roles and Responsibilities Matrix
  • Reporting Mechanisms
  • Auditing
  • Technical Assurance Responsibilities
  • Defining Acceptance Criteria
  • Providing Technical Content
  • Establishing Metrics
  • Ensuring Technical Review

Equipment Selection

  • Reviewing Program Objectives
  • Establishing Equipment Selection Criteria
  • Defining Level of Detail
  • Documenting the Equipment Selection
  • Equipment Selection Roles and Responsibilities

Inspection, Testing, and Preventive Maintenance

  • ITPM Task Planning
  • ITPM Task Selection
  • Developing Sampling Criteria
  • Other ITPM Task Planning Considerations
  • ITPM Task Scheduling
  • Task Execution and Monitoring
  • Defining Acceptance Criteria
  • Equipment and ITPM Task Results Documentation
  • ITPM Task Implementation and Execution
  • ITPM Task Results Management
  • Task Schedule Management
  • ITPM Program Monitoring
  • ITPM Program Roles and Responsibilities

MI Training Program

  • Skills/Knowledge Assessment
  • Training For New and Current Workers
  • Verification and Documentation of Training Effectiveness
  • Certification
  • Ongoing and Refresher Training
  • Training for Technical Personnel
  • Contractor Issues
  • Roles and Responsibilities

MI Program Procedures

  • Types of Procedures Supporting the MI Program
  • Identification of MI Procedure Needs
  • Procedure Development Process
  • MI Procedure Format and Content
  • Other Sources of MI Procedures
  • Implementing and Maintaining MI Procedures
  • Procedure Program Roles and Responsibilities

Quality Assurance

  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Fabrication
  • Receiving
  • Storage and Retrieval
  • Construction and Installation
  • In-service Repairs, Alterations, and Rerating
  • Temporary Installations and Temporary Repairs
  • Decommissioning/Reuse
  • Used Equipment
  • Spare Parts
  • Contractor-Supplied Equipment and Materials
  • QA Program Roles and Responsibilities

Equipment Deficiency Management

  • Equipment Deficiency Management Process
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Equipment Deficiency Identification
  • Responding to Equipment Deficiencies
  • Equipment Deficiency Communication
  • Permanent Correction of Equipment Deficiencies
  • Deficiency Management Roles and Responsibilities

Equipment-Specific Integrity Managment

  • Fixed Equipment
  • Relief and Vent Systems
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Fired Equipment
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Ventilation and Purge Systems
  • Protective Systems
  • Solids-handling Systems
  • Safety-critical Utilities
  • Other Safety Equipment

MI Program Implementation

  • Budgeting and Resources 183
  • Program Development Resources
  • Initial Implementation Resources
  • Ongoing Efforts
  • Use of Software in MI Programs
  • Use of CMMS
  • Other Software Used in MI Programs
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Improved Equipment Reliability
  • Cost Avoidance
  • Regulatory Compliance and Industry Association Commitments
  • Reduced Liability and Reduced Damage to Corporate Reputation

Risk Management Tools

  • Introduction to Common Risk-based Analytical Techniques Used in MI Programs
  • Incorporating Risk into MI Decisions
  • RCM
  • Risk-based Inspection
  • Equipment and Process Data
  • Risk Modeling
  • Inspection Planning Strategies/Guidelines.
  • Other RBI Program Issues
  • Protection Layer Analysis Techniques

Continuous Improvement of MI Programs

  • Program Audits
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring
  • Equipment Failure and Root Cause Analyses
  • Failure Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis


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Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems with CD-ROM
by Center for Chemical Process Safety
2006 • 283 pages • $139.00 + shipping
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