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 Recommended and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) requirements.
What sets the EEPs apart is that they are maintained by E²G and customized for you. This means each aspect of the product, including technical content, is fully customizable to meet your needs and preferences.
The Operational Excellence Platform allows you to keyword search for content, link to industry standards through third-party systems, integrate and export the piping database to import and align with your purchasing system and CAD models, and electronically freeze a version of the EEPs for your next large capital project.
With the ability to customize, the EEPs give organizations the ability to:
Index & Use
Process Safety & Loss Prevention
Civil & Structural Engineering
Heat Transfer Equipment
Refractory, Insulation & Fireproofing
Instruments & Controls
Special Emphasis Mechanical Integrity (SEMI) Programs
Pipeline Operation & Maintenance
In June 2015, OSHA publicly supported the concept of internal Best Practices by publishing a memorandum titled “RAGAGEP in Process Safety Management Enforcement” which not only clarifies that OSHA recognizes appropriate internal Best Practices as RAGAGEP, but that OSHA recommends facilities develop internal standards to:
While many companies agree that internal Best Practices are beneficial, most are not able to commit the resources nor have the internal expertise necessary to develop and maintain their internal collection. As a result, organizations settle with a collection of general industry Best Practices or rely on the standards used by large engineering firms for their major capital projects.
The problem with both of these solutions is that neither can be customized, and customization is the key to success because it allows each organization to include the level of detail required to consistently make decisions in alignment with the organization’s unique requirements to manage risk and improve long-term reliability.
The EEPs give you all the benefits of an internal Best Practices collection with requiring only a fraction of the work. As an EEP user, we maintain your collection for you but allow you to customize your collection as needed.
With the ability to customize, organizations can accomplish the following:
We are able to offer complete customization because each company gets their own EEPs collection. Upon purchase, our base collection is copied, branded, and customized to look and feel like your Best Practices collection. E²G’s technical team will create a customized, access-controlled website to provide the information. No new software is needed, and the EEPs are available anywhere you have access to the Internet; including your mobile devices.
Whether you choose to use the EEPs out of the box or modify the collection prior to use, we will work with you to develop a customized implementation plan that includes the following:
Whether you choose to use the EEPs out of the box or modify the collection prior to use, we will work with you to maintain a customized collection. The EEPs are maintained by a number of industry leaders:
And EEPs are utilized in a variety of fields:
“On a higher plane than anything out there… what’s important is that they’re dynamic – you can update them because there’s a feedback mechanism… They are quite detailed. I can actually purchase items with these practices, without needing to specify things separately.” – Project Manager, Major Gulf Coast Refinery
“What I like is that I can call the expert at E²G any time who wrote the Practice and can get an explanation of why a particular requirement is in there. These guys are involved in all of the industry committees and know what’s happening. Their business is to serve customers like me. They’re not a refining competitor or an E&C company trying to sell me on their next job…” – Reliability Engineering, West Coast Refinery
If you are interested in learning more, we will work with you and your team to see if E²G’s customizable EEPs are the best solution for your company. Contact us today to discuss, learn more, and receive a website demonstration!
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