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Plant ageing, leading to an increased risk of loss of containment, has been shown to be an important factor in incidents and accidents. Duty holders must ensure that ageing mechanisms are recognised, understood and managed.

Ageing mechanisms such as corrosion, erosion, fatigue, obsolescence and calibration failure should be captured within the site’s asset integrity management programme and addressed through appropriate inspection, testing, maintenance, calibration and repair.

The main controls for managing ageing plant risks are those relating to:

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Registration of safety-critical plant and equipment
  • Assessment of degradation mechanisms
  • Inspection, testing and planned maintenance of safety-critical plant
  • Testing and calibration of safety-related EC&I equipment
  • Management of change

We can help you to identify safety-critical plant and equipment, assess the potential for ageing, and develop strategies for on-going inspection, testing and preventive maintenance.

Risk Based Inspection Plans

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