ASSET INTEGRITY

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“Asset Integrity Management Systems (AIMS) outline the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively and efficiently whilst protecting health, safety and the environment and the means of ensuring that the people, systems, processes, and resources that deliver integrity are in place, in use and will perform when required over the whole lifecycle of the asset.

An Integrity Management System should address the quality at every stage of the asset life cycle, from the design of new facilities to maintenance management to decommissioning. Inspections, auditing/assurance and overall quality processes are just some of the tools designed to make an integrity management system effective.

The AIMS should also endeavour to maintain the asset in a fit-for-service condition while extending its remaining life in the most reliable, safe, and cost-effective manner. The AIMS document will stipulate the requirements for subsequent Integrity Management Plans.

Asset Integrity management improves plant reliability and safety whilst reducing unplanned maintenance and repair costs. But an asset integrity management system does not exist in isolation. To successfully implement an asset integrity management system in a dynamic operating environment, it is essential that all stakeholders have a consistent and a unified understanding of what the essentials of asset integrity are and how they can be applied in their day-to-day operations, yet this is often cited as among the most significant challenges in achieving an integrity culture within an organisation.”

ASSET

INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT

 “AIMS

The AIM definition as from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_integrity_management_systems

“We can provide support with our specialist in all areas of of AIM’s, including process safety, mechanical integrity, maintenance, RBI and inspection.

Key focus areas include;

Maximizing the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) of Assets.

Improving safety and reduce risk

Reduction in maintenance and inspection Cost

Improving personnel safety

Spares requirements

IT software tools and integration

Achieving an ‘Integrity culture’ within your organisation.