The implementation of an Asset Integrity Management system requires a thorough approach. It is important to operate an Asset Integrity Management System with sufficient commitment and engagement within the organization in order to obtain sufficient quality and reliability. Our advice: Do this properly or don’t do it at all.
The implementation of the Asset Integrity Management System for tanks includes:
An awareness session for all staff involved in the project. This session is about 2-3 hours long and explains the general philosophy behind the system, what is in it for them and what can be expected from the system.
The Formulation of a Asset Integrity Management Handbook. Together with the organization of the Tank Owner the Inventure Technologies Default AIM handbook will be customized. This usually requires 4 to 6 sessions, depending on discussion and required alterations.
The Tank Integrity Management handbook includes the following elements:
- Tank Definition
- (RBI) Methodology
- Inspection/monitoring plans
- Structural Analysis;
- Tank Assessment;
- Review & Strategy process;
- RASCI & Organization;
- Software Service;
- Various supporting technical documents;
Configuration of the software and potentially the development of required customized functionality.
- Optional validation by a third party. In some cases it can be requested by the authorities to have the system validated by a third party to advise the authority on compliancy and applicability of the Asset Integrity Management System to certain codes and standards.
- The execution of the initial assessments of each tank and the determination of the tank integrity strategy. Tank assessments can be assigned to:
- Specialized Consultants of Inventure-Technologies
- The tankowner or a third party. In this case training and a certain level of QA/QC by Inventure Technologies consultants is advised.