We help clients improve profitability with consulting strategies and software tools that manage risk and control inspection costs throughout the life-cycle of a facility’s equipment. E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. is an employee-owned engineering firm who continues to provide specialized engineering consulting services for new and aging infrastructure in the refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.
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The Equity Engineering Practices® (EEPs) are a collection of detailed and customizable Best Practices integrated with a customizable management system provided to satisfy the requirements of Process Safety Management (PSM). Originally developed over two decades ago, the EEPs have been used on countless capital and maintenance projects across multiple industry segments and have been continuously updated and expanded to align with changing RAGAGEP requirements and customer needs.
What sets the EEPs apart is that they are customized by you and are maintained by E2G. This means each aspect of the product, including technical content, is fully customizable to meet your needs and preferences.
Software by E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. offers state-of-the-art tools you need to make the right decisions in keeping oil, refining and petrochemical plants safe and operating at top capacity. E2G’s software was created by our own industry-leading engineers to assist in our consulting practices since 2002.
The software plays a key role in the delivery of expert analysis by our consulting practices. Our experts are dedicated to advancing the technology, serving as leaders in industry committees (API/ASME 579, API 581, 520, ASME B31.3) and continually improving the software with the latest committee approved changes often before they have been published.
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SagePlus™ is a collection of analysis tools developed by E2G allowing users to evaluate the design and in-service conditions of fixed pressure equipment. The software is organized in a series of packages targeting specific types of analysis functions.
E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.’s software is the only API-branded RBI software product because we are committed to fully supporting the RBI technology as documented in API RP 581. API RBI technology uses a true risk-based interval. The software offers the option to set a maximum interval and recommends re-evaluation of the RBI study at a minimum of every 10 years.
Your quick reference guide to refinery damage mechanisms, DamagePlus™ software, has been updated to the newest edition of API RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, Second Edition, April 2011.
The Equity Engineering Cloud (eec) WebTools perform complex calculations and expert analysis in accordance with the latest industry codes and standards, leveraging the convenience and accessibility afforded by the cloud. The eec WebTools provide an efficient delivery system with a user-friendly interface that enables engineers and inspectors to make effective decisions to keep oil, refining, and petrochemical facilities safe and operating at maximum capacity.
SIMFLEX-III offers accuracy, productivity and reliability in a fast and easy to use software package. SIMFLEX-III maintains the once-through process, allowing the code compliance analysis, spring design, rotating equipment load compliance report, anchor and support load combination table, limit-stop, and friction inclusion to be done with a single set-up of input data in a single computer run.
Equipment reliability, along with efficient operation of aging infrastructure, is key to success in the refining industry. Using risk as a basis for prioritizing and managing an in-service inspection program, RBI refocuses inspection dollars and critical efforts where they are needed most. This is accomplished by utilizing technology that considers the probability and subsequent consequences of an unwanted event.
RBI shifts inspection and maintenance resources to provide a higher level of coverage on high-risk items and the proper coverage on lower risk items. With RBI, you have the ability to increase run lengths of process facilities while reducing or maintaining the level of risk.
E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. is internationally recognized in the refining and petrochemical industry as a leader on aging infrastructure services and support. Our engineers pioneered the advancement of FFS technologies and were the lead investigators of the international standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service. The document has rapidly become the FFS standard of choice for other industries such as pulp & paper, fossil utility, food processing, and non-commercial nuclear.
E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. pioneered the development of RBI (Risk Based Inspection) and FFS (Fitness-For-Service) and maintains a full-time staff of materials experts who are dedicated to the Materials & Corrosion field.
Our engineers have hands-on experience with owner-users and industry service companies. We know plant environments and can offer practical advice along with timely solutions you can trust. With a combined 350+ years of experience, there aren’t many corrosion problems we haven’t encountered.
The Process Technology Group at E2G uses advanced technologies and industry experience to help our clients evaluate the operational and man-made risks within their facility. Through engineering-based and field-proven methods, we offer our clients practical process management systems and solutions.
From single incident identification to a complete safety culture assessment, our Process Technology Group helps businesses meet regulatory requirements and keep their employees and the public safe.
To address new and aging infrastructure issues, E2G combines these core consulting services to create a Life-Cycle Management (LCM) process that ensures equipment safety and reliability from design to retirement.
Most pressurized equipment items will continue to operate well beyond their intended design life. Adoption of an equipment LCM process is necessary to ensure that equipment operates safely and reliably. The LCM process covers equipment from design to retirement and includes in-service inspection, FFS, and/or repairs as required.
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E²G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. is the recognized leader on aging infrastructure service and support for the oil and gas industry. E²G significantly invests its resources in the committees that drive our industry, specifically, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
It is through the investment of our professional staff and our continued commitment to API and ASME Committees that provides us with a unique opportunity to preserve the quality and reputation of the oil and gas industry through educational programs and publishing and presentation of technical reports that align with our core values of sharing knowledge and transferring expertise.
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I have worked with E2G many times over the last 5 years and each time they have impressed me with their professionalism, knowledge, and willingness to take on the tough projects.”
E2G were very well informed & educated. They took time to ensure we understood all details. They knew we were the ones taking the risk & were very good about giving us as much information as we needed & wanted.”
I have always enjoyed working with Equity Engineering and consider their company to be the “gold standard” for engineering firms. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with.”
E2G employs experienced personnel who are extremely knowledgeable on current hot topics in industry. E2G researches these topics rigorously in an attempt to resolve the current problems.”
The quick support received was appreciated & the conference calls in which detailed discussions took place were very helpful to understand the technicality behind the analysis assumptions & the results.”
Quick response time to requests, good communication throughout the project and excellent documentation. Your reputation on site for technical expertise and professionalism bring a great deal of credibility to a project.”
E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. leverages technology and industry experience to help its clients by delivering high quality consulting services that combine the disciplines required for full life cycle management to maximize the efficiency and productivity of plants by managing risk and controlling fixed-equipment costs.
We also offer specialized industry training courses in the areas of pressure equipment (pressure vessels, piping, and tankage), materials and corrosion, welding, and risk management. Provide proprietary products including PlantManager, API RBI, and SagePlus that help refineries and processing plants maintain their assets in a safe, reliable manner.
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This guide explains how CCDs and IOWs are the reliability tools that help move plant organization from reactive to proactive.
Authors: Nathan D. Libertowski, Engineer II; Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer I
“One source suggests that 10-15% of piping failures are a result of fatigue from vibration.” Acoustic-induced vibration (AIV) is often more difficult to identify than other vibration mechanisms, such as flow-induced turbulence, slug flow, mechanical excitation from machinery, and acoustic pulsation. This article discusses ways to identify and mitigate AIV at a plant, plus how to proactively prevent AIV using design controls.
Author: Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer I
Piping vibration failures are not uncommon in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and chemical processing industries. Typically considered a fitness-for-service (FFS) problem, in-service piping vibration is solved using brute force cycle counting methods combined with fatigue curves or vibration acceptance curves. In this webinar, Dr. Bifano discusses and compares the future API 579 Part 15 method to current industry approaches (ASME OM-3) and uses several case studies to help you identify, evaluate, and mitigate piping vibration.
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