RR253 - Piping Systems Integrity: Management review
Deals with the development of a high level strategy for
improving pipework integrity on industrial sites in the UK. This
project was intended to develop proposals that would help companies
reduce the occurrence of pipework failure. The report identifies
key areas where improvements, that should help to reduce incidents
of pipework failures, could be made.
This study has examined commonly available information on
pipework, reviewed typical failures of pipework and has drawn upon
practical experience from the chemical industry. This study has
used a 'life cycle' model of integrity to assess findings
and present recommendations.
For pipework the life cycle starts with scope definition,
continues through design, construction, operation, and maintenance,
includes modification and repair, and ends with decommissioning and
disposal. This report and the work it describes were funded by the
Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any
opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors
alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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