Training Course

Asset Integrity: Understanding the Essentials

By Chad Patschke, CPSA, Principal at Ethos Process Safety Solutions.

Course Description

This course addresses the breadth and depth of an asset (mechanical) integrity program. It starts with an understanding of why an AI program is so important to a company’s success. The course addresses how to determine what equipment should be included in an AI program and the many roles responsible for an effective AI program. It focuses on details associated with aligning practices with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs) for each category of equipment. Several modules focus on fixed equipment (e.g., pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping, relief devices). Rotating, instrumentation, and mitigation equipment are addressed as well. The course also discusses holistic, field-proven techniques for procedure development; AI-related training; inspection, testing, and preventive/predictive maintenance (ITPM) implementation; quality assurance/quality control; and equipment deficiency management. Finally, the course wraps up with a discussion on continuously improving your AI program.

Whether you are developing an AI program, or you are responsible for updating/auditing an existing program, this course is packed full of practical, proven techniques for an effective AI program.

This course includes:

  • 10.00 CPDs/PDHs (certificate provided upon completion)
  • Over 10 hours of on-demand video, including a workshop, comprehension checks, and an exam
  • Access for 90 days upon beginning the course
  • Slides are not available for this course

What You’ll Learn

After completing this course, you will understand and appreciate:

  • The elements of a comprehensive asset integrity (AI) program
  • The various roles and responsibilities associated with an AI program
  • The different equipment types and associated RAGAGEPs, key ITPM activities, and intervals for those activities
  • The importance of AI-related procedures and training
  • Equipment deficiency management
  • AI program-related quality assurance
  • AI program auditing, KPIs, and learning from others’ mistakes

Who This Course Is For

  • Maintenance Managers/Supervisors
  • Inspection Managers/Supervisors
  • Reliability Managers/Engineers
  • Process safety personnel
  • Anyone and everyone currently involved in mechanical/asset integrity
  • Anyone interested in advancing into a mechanical integrity career
  • Anyone responsible for auditing process safety/MI programs

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Asset Integrity
  3. Equipment Inclusion
  4. Fixed Equipment
  5. Relief Systems
  6. Other Equipment
  7. ITPM Plans
  8. Procedures and Training
  9. Equipment Deficiency
  10. Quality Assurance
  11. Continuous Improvement and Wrap-Up


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