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Management methodology for pressure equipment

  • P. J. Bletchly

Abstract

Pressure equipment constitutes a significant investment in capital and a major proportion of potential high-risk plant in many operations and this is particularly so in an alumina refinery. In many jurisdictions pressure equipment is also subject to statutory regulation that imposes obligations on Owners of the equipment with respect to workplace safety. Most modern technical standards and industry codes of practice employ a risk-based approach to support better decision making with respect to pressure equipment. For a management system to be effective it must demonstrate that risk is being managed within acceptable limits.

Keywords

Pressure Equipment Management Methodology Standards Authority to Operate Management of Change Remnant Life Audit 

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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Bletchly
    • 1
  1. 1.Queensland Alumina LimitedGladstoneAustralia

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