Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI)

Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI), also sometimes referred to as pressure equipment integrity management, is the process of creating, implementing, and maintaining management systems in order to avoid fixed equipment failures in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and chemical processing industries. It is important not just to have an adequate FEMI program, but to have a high quality and sustainable one that exceeds compliance. 

To prevent FEMI failures, there are many steps that need to be taken, including:

  • Risks need to be identified and prioritized for each process unit.
  • Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs) should be kept for each process unit.
  • Proper inspection programs should be put in place for piping and other systems that comply with the latest industry standards and use the latest technology.
  • An Integrity Operating Window (IOW) program needs to be put into place.  
  • A comprehensive Management of Change (MOC) process should be implemented.
  • ... and so on.


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