INTRODUCTION A refinery or chemical plant Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI) program consists of eight basic categories or “Pillars” that are fundamental to achieve FEMI excellence. While every refinery or chemical plant has some form of these Pillars in place, they are often inadequately implemented or have significant gaps in the key elements that make […]
Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs), a Key Piece to Your Integrity Program, But Where Else Should They Be Integrated?
Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) are a key component of a world class mechanical integrity program. IOWs are not a new concept, as they have been around in different forms for many years. However, with the publication of the first edition of API RP 584, Integrity Operating Windows, in 2014 and the more recent first edition […]