Georgia Tech Professional Education

Mechanical Integrity – Process Safety Management

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About the course

Many employers who are required to comply with OSHA’s 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) standard are not fully aware of what Mechanical Integrity (MI) really means within the practice of process safety. It’s much more involved than simply not collecting specifications on equipment in your covered process. In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of MI.

What You Will Learn

  • MI in process safety
  • MI program elements
  • Codes and standards
  • Special equipment management
  • Inspection, testing, and quality assurance
  • Risk-management tools
  • MI programs
  • MI auditing
  • Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the basics of PSM and the integral part MI plays.
  • Learn how to apply the new OSHA RAGAGEP letter requirements in an MI program.
  • Apply key principles of inspection and testing.
  • Discover how to successfully utilize MI automation programs, such as Maximo.
  • Audit an MI program and apply the principles of continuous improvement.

Course Content

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

  • PSI
  • Develop MI procedures
  • Inspection, testing, maintenance procedures

CODES, STANDARDS AND RAGAGEP

  • Design code knowledge
  • Inspection and testing
  • RAGAGEP changes

INSPECTION, TESTING, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Requirements
  • Certifications

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Remaining Life
  • Fit for Service
  • Risk Based Mechanical Integrity (RBMI)

MI PROGRAMS AND MI AUDITING

  • Software
  • Continuous Improvement

Who should attend

This course is designed for Process Safety Program managers, PSM team members, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, maintenance managers, and technicians responsible for a PSM-covered process.

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Robert Hendry

Robert "Bob" Hendry is a Research Scientist in the Electronic Systems Laboratory, Human Systems Integration Division, of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Mr. Hendry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College with a double major in Biology and History. He joined GTRI’s Enviro...

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