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Evolution of Mechanical Integrity

February 7, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CST

Evolution of Mechanical Integrity

Understanding how to manage your facility's most critical infrastructure is crucial to avoiding costly delays and the potential for a major process safety incident. Over the last 20 years, Mechanical Integrity (MI) programs have evolved to meet technology advancements, as well as new safety and environmental regulations developed to improve integrity management.

Review the foundational elements of MI through the decades and learn how practices are evolving to meet technology advancements and operational challenges. Our presenter will define several key "learning eras" and discuss both regulator and industry responses to situations that prompted new safety and environmental regulations.

What We Cover:

  • Definition of Mechanical Integrity – What, Why and Who

  • Overview of the Mechanical Integrity Eras

  • MI Requirements, Objectives and Key Observations

  • The Future of MI – Industry 4.0



Randy Montgomery, ABS Group

Randy Montgomery is the Senior Director of Midstream and Downstream Services for ABS Group. He has 30+ years of experience in reliability, maintenance, integrity management, process safety, operations and process engineering, including 13 years of industrial experience. Currently, he is responsible for identifying, developing and delivering technical solutions to help Oil, Gas and Chemical industry clients preserve their right to operate and improve their return on investment. In his previous roles, Montgomery focused on assessing, designing and improving programs to confirm asset integrity and improve asset performance. He is the coauthor of the Center for Chemical Process Safety's Guidelines for Effective Mechanical Integrity Programs. He also has co-authored several technical papers in the field of maintenance and reliability. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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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