By demonstrating and pursuing leadership in asset management, EEMUA helps improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way. Member companies manage process plants, power stations offshore platforms, storage terminals and other industrial facilities around the world - engineering assets worth billions of Euros.
EEMUA has been representing users’ interests for more than half a century and yet the Association’s work has probably never been as relevant as now. Maintaining the right balance of in-house engineering expertise, keeping abreast of the regulatory environment and operating capital assets efficiently, effectively and in compliance - these are critical issues for owners of capital plants. The Association's members appreciate the value of the shared user community and the other benefits provided by membership of EEMUA.
EEMUA has published the sixth edition of EEMUA Publication 186, "A Practitioner's Handbook for explosive atmospheres".
This latest edition provides a significant update on previous editions, and includes new chapters on mechanical and application design engineering considerations.
EEMUA 186 offers guidance for improving safety in potentially explosive atmospheres, in areas such as petroleum and petrochemical plants, processing industries, power plants, offshore platforms, fuel filling stations, water and wastewater industries, and more, when the failure to adopt safe working practices could result in the ignition of flammable gases or combustible dust.
EEMUA 186 is closely associated with the CompEx® scheme which determines core competency for safe working in potentially hazardous, flammable or explosive atmospheres by checking both the underpinning knowledge and practical skills and attributes of candidates.
EEMUA Publication 186 is available to purchase directly from EEMUA through the Shop. Alternatively orders can be placed by emailing email@example.com, or by contacting the Sales Department on + 44 (0)207 488 0801.
A key item for hazardous industries to understand is that while non-destructive examination (NDE) is a useful tool in the evaluation of continuing Fitness For Service (FFS), it must be used appropriately. This requires an understanding of the limitations of the techniques used, especially when dealing with geometries, environments, materials and access conditions which differ from previously validated applications. EEMUA Industry Information Sheet 1 - "Technical selection of NDE techniques when evaluating the mechanical integrity of industrial plant" - provides information that may be considered helpful in evaluating the selection of NDE techniques for specific applications to assess the FFS of industrial assets and lists some relevant (non-exhaustive) source material which may provide further information in this area.
EEMUA Industry Information Sheet 1 is freely available to download - see box opposite.
EEMUA has published Edition 4 of its world-renowned tank guidance EEMUA Publication 159, "Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks – a guide to inspection, maintenance and repair".
EEMUA 159 has undergone a complete revision from the last edition. There are now appendices offering additional guidance on how to perform assessment calculations on tank components, illustrated by means of sample calculations, as well as on repair methods. There are also numerous new sections, such as on snow loading, planar tilt and overplating.
EEMUA 159 is intended primarily to assist in the establishment of essential inspection and maintenance requirements for aboveground vertical cylindrical, steel storage tanks, in order to minimise in-service problems and extend useful life. However, for such requirements to be properly interpreted and understood, comprehensive guidance is given on many key design features, on common problems experienced during operation and on repair methods.
The new edition also introduces what is believed to be the world's only combined theory of risk based inspection (RBI) and reliability centred maintenance (RCM) - the "probabilistic preventive maintenance methodology". The different and non-harmonised methodologies of RBI and RCM, since their initiations throughout various aspects of industry (not only storage tanks), have never been combined in the way proposed and implemented in EEMUA 159. The process is time based, condition based and reactive.
The new Edition 4 is available to purchase directly from EEMUA through the Shop. Alternatively orders can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting the Sales Department on + 44 (0)207 488 0801.
4 September 2014 – Cardiff, Wales
A half-day seminar focusing on primary containment. Includes an interactive workshop on corrosion under insulation using real case studies. The seminar should be of particular interest to operating personnel involved in static systems at process and power system plants.
Technical selection of NDE techniques when evaluating the mechanical integrity of industrial plant
New edition of EEMUA electrical 'Ex' handbook EEMUA 186: A Practitioner's Handbook for explosive atmospheresOnline Shop
All new edition of world-renowned tank guidance EEMUA 159: Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks – a guide to inspection, maintenance and repairOnline Shop
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