June 2019

Maintenance and Reliability

Equipment life assessment—An exercise to help ensure plant equipment integrity and reliability

Numerous plants around the world operate with hazardous oil and gas, petrochemicals and refining fluids that have surpassed their design life.

Anwer, A., Contributing Editor

Numerous plants around the world operate with hazardous oil and gas, petrochemicals and refining fluids that have surpassed their design life. The default design life of a plant and its major pieces of equipment is normally 30 yr. A plant reaching this design life must go through inspections to continue its operation. Failure to do so may lead to catastrophic consequences. However, when equipment has been inspected for years, what should be checked when the plant is close to reaching its design life? The facility will continue operating the way it has been since commissioning, so why should there be a need for a separate exercise? The answer is that the records, procedures and systems that

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