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EEMUA Publication 177 Digital image

2020, Edition 3

ISBN: 978 0 85931 233 2

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EEMUA Publication 177 Guide to the UK Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000)

Version: Digital/PDF

If you are a user from an EEMUA member company, please log in and download your complimentary digital edition here.

EEMUA Publication 177 gives practical guidance on the interpretation of the UK Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) 2000 relating to the periodic Examination of Pressure systems and certain associated aspects, and considers in particular Regulations 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13, plus Schedule 2. The PSSR contains a complex series of requirements and allows for a considerable element of experienced, professional judgement by the User and/or Competent Person, together with a demand for careful interpretation.

Significantly, the new edition of EEMUA 177 includes guidance on the Postponement of Examinations within Regulation 9; a revision to the guidance on Regulation 10 Action in case of Imminent danger; additional guidance on Regulation 13 Modification and repair; together with other key points of interest based upon actual use of Pressure systems covered by the PSSR.

EEMUA 177 brings clarity by explaining how to approach specific aspects of the PSSR and helps minimise unclear areas that can cause confusion about what to do with respect to the Regulations. An example of this is with Regulation 10 wherein EEMUA 177 provides a flowchart that helps the Competent Person decide whether it is a case Imminent danger and needs to be reported to the HSE. The requirements under Regulation 10 are also given context with other relevant legislation. 

This publication was produced by a working group of EEMUA’s User Inspectorate Committee (UIC), which brings together experts from a range of industry sectors. Whilst the guide refers throughout to UK regulations and practice, much of the general advice is relevant to practice outside the UK.

EEMUA 177 does not refer in detail to the other Regulations already clearly expounded in the British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Approved Code of Practice, Safety of Pressure Systems (ACOP) L122, which is freely available from the HSE. This EEMUA guide, therefore, should not be read in isolation, but should be used to augment the existing ACOP.  

The guidance and good practice in EEMUA 177 and 231 can be applied on site through taking the EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate, a blended online learning training course. At the awareness / introductory level, you may be interested in taking the EEMUA 177 Pressure Systems e-learning and EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity e-learning training courses.

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Non-member price: £79.00

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EEMUA Publication 186 image

2016, Edition 7

ISBN: 978 0 85931 212 7

EEMUA Publication 186 A Practitioner's Handbook for potentially explosive atmospheres 

Version: Print

EEMUA 186 offers guidance for safe installation, inspection and maintenance work in potentially explosive atmospheres when the failure to adopt safe working practices could result in the ignition of flammable gases or combustible dusts. It is concerned with ignition caused by electrical and mechanical sources and is based on the requirements of international and European standards, directives and regulations.

This seventh edition has been further updated to align with the latest versions of the relevant standards, in particular the fifth (2013) editions of IEC 60079-14 and 60079-17. EEMUA 186 interprets the relevant parts of the standards, and brings them together in one clear, understandable and easily navigable resource. The chapters on equipment, installation and inspection have been revised extensively, including EEMUA’s recommendations on barrier gland selection. There are separate chapters on: fuel filling stations; hazardous areas in the water and waste water industries and mechanical ignition sources. Application design engineering and the duties of the Responsible Person as defined in IEC standards are also covered.

Potentially explosive atmospheres occur in many industries, not only in onshore and offshore petrochemical processing and refining plants, but also in places such as power stations, liquor distilleries, paint spraying plants, flour mills, woodworking plants and coal handling plants. 

EEMUA Publication 186 is closely associated with the CompEx® training and competency assessment scheme which provides trainees with essential knowledge and practical skills for safe working in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Click here for Amendment 1 to EEMUA Publication 186 Edition 7, Imprint 3/2016.

EEMUA also offers introductory e-learning in the areas of Alarm Systems, Control Rooms, Cyber Security and Functional Safety.

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Member price: £83.00

Non-member price: £110.00

EEMUA Publication 231 Digital image

2019, Edition 2

ISBN: 978 0 85931 221 9

EEMUA Publication 231 - The mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances: a guide to periodic examination and testing

Version: Digital/PDF

If you are a user from an EEMUA member company, please log in and download your complimentary digital edition here

EEMUA 231 provides guidance and good practice on safely managing the combined hazards of stored energy and dangerous substances through maintaining the integrity of systems and equipment by periodic examination and testing.

The publication is based on the well-established Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) model in the UK Pressure Systems Safety Regulations and associated Approved Code of Practice. As such, EEMUA 231 underpins the approach that integrity management is a matter for the whole plant life cycle. The chapters are listed below:

- OVERVIEW OF INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PLANT LIFECYCLE
- LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATIONS
- EXAMINATION POLICY
- ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT
- WRITTEN SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
- DELIVERY OF PERIODIC EXAMINATIONS
- REPORTING OF EXAMINATIONS AND INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT
- POSTPONEMENT OF EXAMINATION
- RECORD KEEPING
- CHANGE, REVIEW AND AUDIT
- OVERVIEW OF RELEVANT LEGISLATION (AND THEIR INTERACTION)
- OVERVIEW OF ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN A WRITTEN SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
- OVERVIEW OF RISK BASED INSPECTION

This second edition of EEMUA 231 adds a new section on leadership, a fundamental aspect of managing health and safety effectively, and provides guidance on the relief streams that protect equipment or systems. EEMUA 231 has been given greater clarity by combining the sections on Reporting of examinations and Post examination integrity assessment. There is also a clearer demarcation between the roles of Integrity Assessor and Competent Person.

EEMUA 231 has been developed and written by EEMUA and the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive, together with other interested stakeholders who use such plant, including operators, inspection bodies and providers of specialist services to the process industries. Check out the 

The GB Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states in its Foreword to EEMUA 231 that it: 'considers maintenance of the integrity of plant containing hazardous substances to be a fundamental element of good process safety management. To this end, we believe this document provides a sound basis from which to develop arrangements for the management and delivery of periodic examinations aimed at achieving this.'

The guidance and good practice in EEMUA 231 can be applied on site through taking the EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate, a blended online learning training course. 

EEMUA 231 provides the foundation for a one day EEMUA training course on mechanical integrity
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Need a certificated online introduction or refresher on key aspects of EEMUA 231 such as the postponing of examinations for PSSR and non-PSSR equipment? Then check out the EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity e-learning and EEMUA 177 Pressure Systems e-learning training courses.

Non-member price: £0.00

EEMUA Publication 101 Digital image

2013, Edition 2

ISBN: 978 0 85931 195 3

EEMUA Publication 101 Lifting points - a design guide       

Version: Digital/PDF

If you are a user from an EEMUA member company, please log in and download your complimentary digital edition here

The second edition of this EEMUA guide specifies the design, fabrication, preferred types and marking of lifting points on process plant in accordance with European Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery which came into force on 29 June 2006. EEMUA Publication 101 defines the rated load for design purposes applicable to each lifting point and recommends the safe working load for associated lifting gear and applications. It will be found useful in lifting and safe handling during the installation, maintenance and dismantling of plant, including machinery, sub-assemblies, components and equipment.

Non-member price: £48.00

EEMUA Publication 104 Digital image

1985, Edition 1

ISBN: 978 0 85931 040 6

EEMUA Publication 104 Noise: A guide to information required from equipment vendors

Version: Digital/PDF

If you are a user from an EEMUA member company, please log in and download your complimentary digital edition here.  

A brief introduction to noise, for vendors as well as purchasers, and a guide to the information that users may require. Examples of a Preliminary Noise Enquiry and a detailed Noise Specification are included.

Non-member price: £35.00