LONG LAKE PROJECT
Daryl Foley, Nexen Inc.
Ray Goodfellow (Pangea Solutions)
Establishing an equipment integrity management system (IMS) requires focused effort from many disciplines in an organization to ensure that it is fully integrated and sustainable. Integrity Management System manuals have been developed as the guiding documents for equipment integrity programs. The systems necessary to manage inventory, schedule inspections and capture inspection data are key elements of the IMS. Inspection planning should be developed during the design process and capture engineering decisions and risk based life cycle decisions. Business processes and procedures are critical to ensure that inspection and corrosion monitoring tasks are undertaken in an effective manner and documented to maintain control of equipment condition. The program goals are best achieved through maintaining simplicity and ensuring alignment with engineering and maintenance planning processes. Industry standards exist that will guide the IMS development and legislation that dictates minimum requirements to ensure that static process equipment and pipeline systems are managed in a safe and diligent manner.
Key words: equipment integrity management system, pressure equipment, IMS, SAGD.