What Are the Equity Engineering Practices (EEPs)?

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 EEPs Include the Following:

  • 600+ branded and customizable Best Practice Documents
  • 225+ Pre-Engineered and customizable Piping Classes
  • Customized Management System

The EEPs are provided on a customized, access-controlled website built just for you. The website allows you to keyword search for content, link to industry standards in your IHS account, integrate the piping database with your purchasing system to quickly create material take-offs, and new for 2016, the ability to electronically freeze a version of the EEPs for your next large capital project.

The Following Topics Are Covered by the EEPs:

  • Index and Use
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Process Safety and Loss Prevention
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Piping
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Materials
  • Refractory, Insulation, and Fireproofing
  • Instruments and Controls
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Packaged Equipment
  • Inspection
  • Marine Facilities
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Special Emphasis Mechanical Integrity (SEMI) Programs
  • Turnarounds

Why You need internal best practices

As a provider of Best Practices for over a decade, we at E2G have seen the tremendous benefits that a set of internal Best Practices can bring to an organization.

Why OSHA Recommends Internal Best Practices

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 will recognize appropriate internal Best Practices as RAGAGEP, but that OSHA recommends facilities develop internal standards to:

  • Translate the requirements of published RAGAGEP
  • Set requirements for unique circumstances
  • Supplement published RAGAGEP that only partially addresses the employer’s needs
  • Control hazards more effectively
  • Address hazards when the codes and standards used for existing equipment are outdated

Customization Is Key

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.

Why the EEPS Should Be Your Internal Best Practice Solution

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:

  • Promote Safety and Improve Reliability – by defining the corporate rules for success
  • Capture Corporate Memory – by documenting knowledge and lessons learned in one common location
  • Transfer Knowledge –  by providing Corporate Memory in one location for all to access, share, and learn from each other
  • Save Money – by allowing SMEs to focus on their primary tasks while also utilizing Life Cycle Management to consider all costs associated with design considerations – such as long-term reliability
Engineering Practices Benefits of EEPs

How Does It Work?

The EEPs are not just a document library — they are a customizable system that we work with you to develop, implement, and maintain for years to come.

Develop

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.

Implement

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:

  • Initial customization efforts
  • Development of a Management System
  • Piping Database alignment
  • Customized on-site training
  • Document review plans
  • Legacy collection reviews and consolidations
  • Piping cross-references to legacy piping classes

Maintain

Once implemented, the collection is maintained by SMEs who will propose updates to maintain alignment with ever changing RAGAGEP requirements. You choose to accept, modify, or reject these proposed changes; and no matter the decision, we will continue to maintain your document to keep it evergreen.

Industry leadership

The EEPs are maintained by a number of industry leaders:

  • E²G SMEs with decades of experience and who are heavily involved in industry committees – learn about them here.
  • Experienced consultants, many who have recently retired from major corporations in a number of different industries
  • Partnering Companies that provide additional expertise and practical insight:
    • Advanced Industrial Services (AIS)
    • Aspen Aerogels
    • Baker Risk
    • Chinook CP
    • FCx Performance
    • Guardian Equipment
    • HGC Engineering
    • International Paint
    • Kenexis
    • Kordalski Architects
    • NobelClad
    • Oil Terminal & Marine Consultants
    • Separation Solutions

Who Is Using the EEPs?

  • Variety of industries:
    • Refining – Currently being used by 36% of active US refining facilities!
    • Petrochemical
    • Chemical/Specialty Chemicals
    • Nitrogen/Fertilizer
    • Pipeline
    • Midstream
    • Asphalt
    • Biofuels

With a customizable management system, the EEPs can be structured to fit your needs. The EEPs are currently being used as single-site as well as large multi-site corporate solutions.

What Others Are Saying About the EEPs:

“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

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