Converting Units to Process Renewable Feeds: Materials & Corrosion Concerns

9 / 28 / 2021

Author: Nathaniel G. Sutton, Staff Engineer

At present, government-driven credits are available for fuels that satisfy various low-carbon or renewable fuel standards. In the United States, the most common standards discussed include California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Renewable Fuel Standard.

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No Documentation, No Problem. OSHA Compliance is Still Feasible.

8 / 27 / 2021

Author: Brian R. Macejko, Group Head Consulting Engineer II
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires owner-operators to maintain essential documentation authenticating adequate design and maintenance of pressure vessels and storage tanks. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find equipment operating in industry with minimal or no documentation.

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SagePlus: Preview of New FFS Assessment Capabilities

8 / 12 / 2021

The long-awaited 3rd edition of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579) Fitness-For-Service (FFS) standard has finally been fully approved by the API/ASME FFS joint committee and, barring any unforeseen delays, it is scheduled to be published by the end of 2021. Overall, over 100 ballots were approved by the API/ASME FFS joint committee since the last publication in 2016.

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Dynamic Index: Practices 2.0 Filtered Indexes

8 / 12 / 2021

The Practices 2.0 website has ushered in many new and improved changes. In versions 1.7 and 1.8, Equity Engineering Practices (EEPs) users had access to dynamic indexes. With Practices 2.0, we have migrated the dynamic index function and improved its capabilities and functions for our users.

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Expanding SAP Intelligent Asset Management with
Full API RBI 581 Methodology

8 / 12 / 2021

The API RBI extension for SAP Intelligent Asset Management is the latest plug-in extension built for PlantManager™ software. The API RBI Extension links PlantManager™ to SAP Intelligent Asset Management by seamlessly transferring equipment and component asset data, allowing you to perform risk-based inspection (RBI) in compliance with API 581 (3rd edition), including the level 2 consequence calculation, and generate recommendations specific to your operation.

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