3 Key Elements for Effectively Managing Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)

By Pinnacle. May 14, 2019


Within the last couple of years, facilities in the refining and petrochemical space have recognized the need to develop Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs), but most are still struggling to understand how to get value from them. This blog will walk through practical steps for managing IOWS and will demonstrate what successful IOW management can look like.

In the earliest days of IOWs, and even looking at API RP 584, a lot of attention has been given to deriving the right limits for the right values. That science is well defined and the experience in industry has done a good job at templating various unit types with the right kinds of helpful values. However, the challenge is: once we’ve decided what we’re going to look at, how are we going to manage all of that additional information?

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