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  • The collective experience of our associates spans numerous industries and countless companies worldwide. Our personnel are experienced world-wide working in difficult sometimes dangerous parts of the planet. The above list is only a partial listing of companies we have worked for.
  • RBI will be briefly introduced in this management overview. Our personnel are experienced in assisting with incident investigations, particularly those involving mechanical or material failures. We have access to full scope laboratory facilities for mechanical testing and failure analysis. We thrive on working as part of your recovery team to arrive at root cause of failure and recommendations for preventive action to preclude reoccurrence. Facilities that can benefit from RBI Programs include: Those with existing PSM/RMP and Mechanical Integrity programs New plants and those in the design phase Plants with little or no documentation
  • 07/25/09
  • 07/25/09
  • General Presentation On Augustus

    1. 1. INTRODUCTION SERVICES AND PRODUCTS The Augustus Group Maintenance Engineering Edge Edwin A Merrick 832-978-7672
    2. 2. <ul><li>Huntsman Chemical </li></ul><ul><li>BHP Refinery </li></ul><ul><li>Aimvenca & Sincor </li></ul><ul><li>Jose Cryogenics (PDVSA) </li></ul><ul><li>ENGEN Refinery </li></ul><ul><li>Altura Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Marathon Ashland </li></ul><ul><li>HB Fuller </li></ul><ul><li>Condea Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Minh Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Orion Refining </li></ul><ul><li>ABB Lummus </li></ul><ul><li>Global Santa Fe </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Valley Authority </li></ul><ul><li>National Refinery Cooperative Association </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt Refining </li></ul><ul><li>Western Refining </li></ul>EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES <ul><li>NASA </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Manufacturer’s Association </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Power Research Institute </li></ul><ul><li>BP Refining & Chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>BP Upstream </li></ul><ul><li>Arco Chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Engen Refinery </li></ul><ul><li>DSM CoPolymer </li></ul><ul><li>Orion Refinery </li></ul><ul><li>SK Chemical </li></ul><ul><li>Yukong Refinery </li></ul><ul><li>Eastman Chemical Company </li></ul><ul><li>Transworld Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Williams Refining </li></ul><ul><li>Products and Industrial Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Carghill Fertilizer </li></ul><ul><li>Honeywell </li></ul>
    3. 3. EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES <ul><li>Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum and Chemical Downstream </li></ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas Upstream, on-shore and off-shore </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Pharmaceutical </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear and Fossil Power </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Water Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Principle Services </li></ul><ul><li>Full Scope Mechanical Integrity Program Implementation Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-Based Inspection of Facilities, Equipment, and Pipelines </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure Boundary Leak Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Structural Bolting Integrity Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Incident Investigation & Insurance/Litigation Support </li></ul><ul><li>Metallurgy, Welding, Corrosion Engineering, Failure Analysis, & Fitness for Service </li></ul><ul><li>Audits, Seminars, and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Support </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Transfer and Implementation Assistance </li></ul>
    4. 4. RBI EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Risk Analysis of $6B Subsea Oman India Gas Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Developed APTECH’s RBI Software (Second Oldest RBI SW in World) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented First Program in 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for Installation at 22 Companies Worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnered with Tischuk International for Three Years; Responsible for Implementing all His SW at Numerous Plants (Oldest RBI SW in World); US and Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented API (various flavors) and TWI Software </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Agreement with LR Capstone SW for Implementation and Licensed Reseller </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Software Independent RBI Training </li></ul>
    5. 5. MISSION STATEMENT <ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist with Problem Definition and Strategy for Solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with You as Part of Your Team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide Project Management and Engineering Consulting in our Specialized Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Transfer and Implementation Facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical Integrity and Risk Based Inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking Control of Leaks In Pressure Boundary Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Storage Tank Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Integrity Solutions </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. RECENT WORK <ul><li>MI Enhancement Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on What is Presently Being Done Right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures and Management Systems Enhanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Risk Based Inspection Program Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relief Valves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotating Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instrumentation and Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Island of Program Stability Created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Buy in by Attraction </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. MI ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM <ul><li>Independent Audit/Review of Current MI Program </li></ul><ul><li>Management Systems Review, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deficiency Resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspection and Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide Required Procedures for In-House Use (MI and Maintenance) </li></ul><ul><li>P&ID Discrepancy and Potential MOC Item Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed Equipment and Piping File Completeness and History Review </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary Code Calculations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suitability for Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness for Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Conformance Disposition </li></ul><ul><li>Other Work as Needed </li></ul>
    8. 8. RBI IMPLEMENTATION <ul><li>Field Verify all Fixed Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Process System and Corrosion Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Risk Analysis by Plant Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline Criticality Analysis and Inspection Plans for Fixed Equipment and Piping </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Integrity Reviews with Plant Inspection and Engineering Staff </li></ul><ul><li>On-Stream Inspections as Required </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking and Reporting of Open Items </li></ul><ul><li>Non-conformance Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen Updates to Criticality Analysis and Dynamic Reporting Through Sharepoint Site </li></ul>
    9. 9. FACT FOR SOME FACILITIES <ul><li>Risk Based Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Implementation Difficult for Small to Medium Size Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TAG Facilitates Implementation, In its Simplest Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Within Existing Management Systems that Suit the Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up the Base Case Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Baseline Inspections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist with Continuous Improvement </li></ul></ul>07/25/09
    10. 10. TAG WORKING ON RISK BASED MECHANICAL INTEGRITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE <ul><li>Broader Focus on Entire MI Implementation, not Just Software </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for Information, Best Practices and Experience Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Focus on Small to Medium Manufacturing Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Basis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old CMA Guidelines on MI Implementation Revisited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current State of Art with RBMI Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May Meet in Conjunction with API Meetings or other National Group </li></ul>07/25/09
    11. 11. TAG IS QUALIFIED <ul><li>Experience and the Management Systems to Support Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>QA Manual and Program with Implementing Management Systems and Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>ISNetworld Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Program (No Recordable Accidents) </li></ul><ul><li>DISA Drug and Alcohol Program </li></ul>