Research has shown that many aircraft accidents are contributed to by maintenance errors that are induced or aggravated by aircraft design and technical documentation. However, improved user-centred design and documentation can reduce maintenance error and its consequences. Many design organisations already recognise this, along with the opportunities human factors (HF) integration provides to reduce lifecycle ... Read more.
Tag: Maintenance Management
A new requirement that will affect all offshore asset owners and operators will soon be coming into play. API 16Q will help push owners and operators into a safer and more reliable working environment, reassessing the way risers are designed and operated to ensure the safety and integrity of offshore drilling risers in deepwater environments. ... Read more.
Over the last decade, environmental risks have increased, for instance we have seen two major earthquakes reaching some of the highest tectonic levels ever recorded having catastrophic effects on people, the environment and global business. The recent Fukushima incident showed us how these three factors can combine with potentially catastrophic results. The tsunami that affected ... Read more.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011 is a prime example of how an event outside the plant itself can affect its safety. As a consequence of the accident, the safety of all EU nuclear plants will be reviewed with the focus on evaluating the response of nuclear power plants to beyond design basis ... Read more.
Historically, integrity services has referred to the management of inspection, non-destructive testing (NDT) and maintenance works. But does this really cover the bases? When we talk about integrity in the context of oil and gas, most people would say it refers to: Asset safety People safety Protection of the environment Maximising plant time and productivity ... Read more.