July 2022

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Optimization: Integrity operating windows management

Operations in the oil and gas, petrochemical and refining industries pose a higher risk when failures occur in identifying ongoing damage mechanisms within static equipment.

Anwer, A., Contributing Editor

Operations in the oil and gas, petrochemical and refining industries pose a higher risk when failures occur in identifying ongoing damage mechanisms within static equipment. Often, inspections use a risk-based approach that enables the determination of fit-for-purpose inspection frequencies, methods and coverage to suit the allotted budget window. Therefore, it has become even more important to maintain a closer view of the process conditions within the static equipment. Data being fed to the risk-based inspection management software should always remain updated and dynamic to provide the best output to ensure asset integrity. The inability to monitor process conditions—a vital component in

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