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Improving Fixed Equipment and Piping Inspection Program Effectiveness and Efficiency

March 14, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

Improving Fixed Equipment and Piping Inspection Program Effectiveness and Efficiency

Despite requirements to verify fixed equipment integrity, facilities are still experiencing an unacceptable number of unplanned outages. This webinar presents a risk based solution to address common challenges with typical fixed equipment and piping inspection programs to help facility owners reduce risk and improve effectiveness and efficiency.

What We Cover:

  1. Typical fixed equipment/piping inspection work process

  2. Common challenges associated with the typical approach

  3. The key improvement: Damage Mechanism Review/Assessment (DMA)

  4. DMA advantages and example case studies

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Randy Montgomery, ABS Group

Randy Montgomery 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 the Senior Director of Midstream and Downstream for ABS Group with responsibilities 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. Montgomery is a coauthor of the Center for Chemical Process Safety's Guidelines for Effective Mechanical Integrity Programs. He has also coauthored 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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