March 19, 2020
Mechanical Integrity (MI) is a management system to ensure equipment is properly manufactured, installed, and maintained to ensure its reliability from installation to dismantlement. Effective MI accounts for maintenance, inspection, and testing of the equipment to reduce risk for new and existing facilities. Elements of MI and their intents are:
In order to realize the full potential benefits of a comprehensive MI program, your program must assure that process equipment and systems are designed, fabricated, installed, maintained, inspected, tested, and replaced to prevent failures, process upsets, and accidental releases. As companies mature, they need to prioritize appropriate inspection and maintenance of their assets.
An effective MI program is critical to answering these questions in the process industry:
A comprehensive, holistic MI program is a journey for every company that requires:
MI programs are designed to manage critical process equipment and ensure it is designed, installed, operated, and maintained properly to reduce risk. If your company is starting the journey towards more effective MI programs or looking to improve your existing processes, Operational Sustainability® provides solutions to help clients assess current work practices, leverage information technology and develop next generation, best in class MI programs.