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Mechanical Integrity System

Mechanical Integrity is a program that manages all activities (monitoring, control, documentation, etc) to ensure that all components work together in a plant or facility in a safe condition throughout its operational lifetime.
Mechanical Integrity is built upon the mechanical integrity programs. It is developed and implemented typically for downstream companies seeking to comply with the US Process Safety Management Regulations (OHSA 1910.119). It also gives an introduction to our Mechanical integrity Philosophy and also suggests how this system will find its place in the overall operation of the company. Hence, mechanical integrity is intended to maintain the on-going integrity of process equipment.

    Mechanical Integrity in the Process Industry
  • Mechanical integrity is the answer to the raising trend of incidents, and also acts as an introduction to the process of safety management regulations in the USA.
    Asset integrity builds upon good design. Fabrication and construction must be in accordance with the intended design. The operation and maintenance of the plant must be in accordance with the relevant procedures. To make the right decisions, good data is needed. This must be subjected to correct analysis to gain the information needed to facilitate the best decisions. These actions must be performed by trained and competent staffs, and a proper management system is crucial to ensure that the right things happen in the right way at the right time. Through all these elements asset integrity can be achieved. The Mechanical Integrity System needs to be an integral part of the Company’s Process Safety Management, and should either be fully integrated with or in full compliance with the company’s overall and/or other management systems.
    Mechanical Integrity Model
  • Our approach to Mechanical integrity is applicable to equipment and system. It includes the definition of necessary control of maintaining plant and facility’s integrity. It includes written and implemented procedures, training of maintenance and inspection personnel, inspection, testing, and assessment of the system. Equipment deficiencies need to be tracked and corrected, and quality assurance standards for fabrication, engineered equipment and installation should be established.
    The Mechanical Integrity System
  • Mechanical integrity system is an integral part of process safety management. It is a proactive, systematic approach in reducing the risk of hazardous chemical releases. It maximizes the reliability of equipment and processes, by maintaining the ongoing integrity of process equipment.
    The actions and responsibilities of the mechanical integrity system are defined in the mechanical integrity manual. The mechanical integrity system process is defined by the activities needed to maintain an adequate technical integrity of the facilities and equipment. These are defined in: the plans - do - check – improve, quality loop. And it should comply with the ISO process approach.
    Benefit of Mechanical Integrity System Program
  • A good Mechanical Integrity program implementation will:
    • Improve on-stream operations
    • Minimize unexpected equipment failure
    • Reduce costs
    • Provide an accurate and consistent information about the equipments