DEKRA Process Safety

The Mechanical Integrity Management: Optimising the Use of Your Industrial Assets Despite Their Natural Ageing

process safety training


Dates 17/04/2018 to 18/04/2018
Location Brussels
Price €1340 for 2 days
Included Lunch, Refreshments & Course Notes
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Mechanical integrity constitutes one of the most important element for the process safety management (PSM). However, it also appears as being one of the weakest, and most expensive, among the majority of chemical and petro-chemical industries

The aim of this training course is to better understand the consequences of material ageing as well as to provide the tools to optimise reliability and safety. This awareness course will provide the basic knowledge to optimise inspection and maintenance costs.

Most common corrosion degradation types are presented. Typical as well as advanced non-destructive inspection techniques are illustrated. Loss of containment case studies are outlined and remedies described.

The following subjects are covered:

  • Ageing of assets
  • Material Properties
  • Common corrosion degradation mechanisms
  • Mechanical integrity failure case studies
  • Benefits of performing mechanical integrity diagnoses
  • Demonstration of advanced NDT
  • Risk based Inspection methodology
  • Repairs methods and management.


Module 1: Asset ageing
The ageing of assets described and explained through case studies.

Module 2: Stream corrosivity
Most common corrosion mechanisms are illustrated as well as their kinetics reasoned.

Module 3: Material Properties
Material selection is discussed in function of the type of process.

Module 4: Diagnosis and management of the mechanical integrity of industrial assets
A methodology describing the asset mechanical integrity assessment is proposed. Examples of damage acceptability matrices are given towards several critical elements such as pressure vessels, tanks, pipework systems, supports, flanges and bolting systems.

Module 5: The importance of the inspection regime
The RBI methodology and its benefits are explained here. Inspection techniques will be presented with their capabilities and limitations. Also, a demonstration of some of the most common NDT tools will be carried out.

Module 6: Maintenance, repairs and life extension
Examples of temporary repairs are illustrated. Limits and benefits are also explained for each type of repairs. The asset life extension strategy will also be described.

Module 7: Conclusions

Module 8: Exam


  • Safety engineers and technicians
  • Process safety managers
  • HSE managers
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Inspection engineers and technicians

A key aspect to our courses is for our delegates to gain the knowledge and solutions applicable to their own situations, so numbers are capped to ensure we have sufficient time for your feedback and early booking is therefore recommended.

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Phone: +33 (0)4 72 44 05 52 - Fax: +33 (0)4 72 45 59 84

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