Q: The damage mechanisms in API 571 sometimes fit my processes and equipment, but mostly they don’t. What can I do to get more appropriate damage mechanisms descriptions?
A: Develop Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs) with damage mechanism descriptions written and developed for your processes and equipment.
Q: My site has a robust inspection program. We follow the API inspection code requirements. Why are we still having leaks?
A: Analysis of many fixed equipment failures has shown that prolonged operation outside of recommended ranges is a key root cause.
Operation within IOW limits is intended to result in predictable and reasonably low rates of equipment degradation.
IOWs ensure good communication of equipment limits and exceedances between key Process, Operation, and Mechanical Integrity personnel such that equipment can be safely managed and operated without loss of containment.
A CCD with IOWs is a proactive tool that can support and improve plant organizations:
Operations practices to avoid/minimize damage during:
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