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Asset Integrity Management for Midstream Gas Industry

July 23, 2020 | Starts at 10:00 am CDT
AIM for Midstream Gas Industry

Ever since the introduction of OSHA 1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, many midstream gas process plant owners/users have been striving to comply with the set requirements outlined in this regulation. Development of an appropriate and efficient asset integrity management (AIM) program for these facilities has been the subject of discussions among equipment engineers and asset reliability professionals for the past two decades. Codes and standards, including ASME, API and NBIC, have prescribed methods to verify the operating integrity of the plant equipment. However, there is not a unique program to address both ensuring equipment integrity and establishing safety and jurisdictional compliance. This has led to performance of improper and/or over-inspection of many equipment and piping systems (wasting a lot of time and effort without proper results).

ABS Group, with its asset integrity management programs, plant equipment engineering, NBIC R-Stamp capability and AI services, is uniquely positioned to help the industry with this issue. 

What We Cover

  • How to develop an AIM program to ensure equipment integrity and establish safety/jurisdictional compliance
  • Best practices for plant equipment inspections and verification process  

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Morteza K. Jafari

Morteza K. Jafari, PE is a senior registered professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in integrity management, welding engineering, mechanical engineering, fitness for service, risk based inspection, quality assurance, quality control, inspection and NDT evaluations, auditing and training of personnel within the oil, gas, petrochemical, structural steel buildings and bridges, as well as nuclear industry. As part of his responsibilities, he provides process equipment engineering for gas industry storage, gathering fields, transmission and distribution facilities. Morteza has worked in different capacities in domestic and international projects, field construction and manufacturing environments where he gained his practical experience in industry. His responsibilities include: developing equipment specifications and records, equipment design and re-rate calculations, fitness for service, working with destructive and nondestructive test equipment, testing, inspection and quality control of parts used in buildings and bridges, oil and gas fields, corrosion control of internal and external equipment, and supervision of technicians and engineers. His administrative skills include preparation of bids, proposals and reports; development of QA/QC manuals, specifications and procedures; organization of QA/QC personnel; design and implementation of QA/QC programs; and the development, training and qualification of NDT procedures. 

Sayed Termah

Sayed Termah, PE is a senior registered professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in materials/corrosion engineering, integrity management, welding engineering, risk-based inspection, quality control, inspection and auditing within the petrochemical and iron/steel industries. He has a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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