Almost all of us have heard of Asset Integrity Management (AIM) but probably none of us would agree on what it is and what it is not. This lack of clarity still exists throughout the oil, gas, refining and petrochemical industries in both operators and service providers. Frequent reference to Process Safety Management (PSM), AIM’s close cousin, further clouds the issue.
With the ageing infrastructure in the North Sea, preventing catastrophic release of highly hazardous material or sudden releases of energy (often referred to as Major Accident Hazards) is a challenge which the Oil & Gas industry has taken seriously, and asset integrity is a key element in their safety strategies. Asset integrity is essential for ensuring a safe, sustainable industry, and involves the implementation of inspection, testing, verification and other necessary programs to ensure that safety critical equipment is suitable for its intended purpose throughout its operating life.
Achieving Asset Integrity through Management Systems
Whatever the challenge, whatever the location – onshore and offshore, from industrial, public and private buildings to infrastructures like roads and railways, rope access technology helps ensure that every aspect of the inspection, engineering and fabric maintenance of assets is carried out to the most stringent international standards.
During the first decade of the 21st century, the Spanish power sector in general and especially electricity generation has undergone major and deep transformations characterized by three fundamental aspects:
Applus+, in collaboration with several companies and institutions, is involved in this European project aimed at developing and optimizing nondestructive testing techniques for composite materials using Terahertz (THz) techniques
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