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 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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
“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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