Press Release

Equity Engineering Established New Process for Managing Active Damage

PlantManager PILOT includes unique functionality to manage existing damage and proactively mitigate potential damage.

The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., September 1, 2023

E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. has established a new inspection scheduling methodology that will reshape asset integrity and equipment lifecycle planning and management.  

Damage management locations (DMLs), available exclusively in PlantManager PILOT™, use the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) to determine inspection schedules from fitness-for-service (FFS) assessment results, inspection data, and condition monitoring location (CML) data to proactively manage risk and optimize equipment performance. E2G’s new methodology will help facilities effectively extend asset life, minimize unplanned shutdowns, and improve overall safety and reliability across industrial facilities. 

According to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, owner-users can operate equipment with known damage if the location and type are properly managed. E2G’s groundbreaking DML workflow ensures integrity with continued operation and works with the damage classes listed in API 579. PlantManager PILOT automates and guides the appropriate damage data collection and seamlessly incorporates FFS calculations to support informed engineering decisions and delivers a complete view of the components for accurate inspection planning.

Our clients repeatedly ask us, ‘At what pressure and coincident temperature and for how long can I safely operate per jurisdictional requirements?’ It's all about pressure, temperature, safety, and how long the equipment will run. DMLs are the only way to answer this fundamental question,” says David A. Osage, President & CEO at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

PlantManager PILOT is an inspection data management software (IDMS) that provides end-to-end asset lifecycle management capabilities by managing inspection activities, recording DMLs, and calculating fully quantitative API 581 risk assessments for inspection optimization. 

Contact E2G to learn more about PlantManager PILOT, the DML approach, and how to apply DMLs to your company’s asset integrity management strategy. Please visit for more information.

Grant Howard 
Director of Software Products / Advisor

Juliet Calleton
Senior Client Strategy & Solutions

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