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Mechanical Integrity and Understanding RAGAGEPs


Save 10% on public training courses scheduled through July 31st, 2020. Registration and payment must be processed by June 3rd, 2020. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer(s). See also 15% Team Discount.

This course addresses OSHA process safety management and EPA risk management program mechanical integrity (MI) requirements. Attendees will learn how to develop and implement an efficient mechanical integrity program. It also includes the inspection, test, and preventive maintenance (ITPM) activities for equipment in the petrochemical industry and the recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs) that are the bases for equipment design, fabrication, installation and ITPM plans.


This course will cover the pertinent codes and standards, and ITPM activities for:

  • Pressure Vessels and Storage Tanks
  • Piping Systems
  • Relief and Vent Systems
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Instrumentation and Electrical
  • Fire Protection and Other Mitigation Equipment

In addition, the instructor will review the MI program requirements for equipment inclusion, procedures, training, deficiency management, and quality assurance. Attendees receive the latest OSHA and EPA expectations by discussing recent citations from the National Emphasis Programs (NEP). You will also receive a copy of the CCPS book, Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems, a course notebook chocked full of information, and a generic MI manual that can be applied at any facility.

Who Should Attend this course?
  • Those who need to implement, improve, and/or audit mechanical integrity programs
  • Those who are responsible for mechanical integrity compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Those who need to know regulations for design, inspection and construction in accordance with generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs)
what will i learn in this course?
  • Learn strategies for developing inspection, test, and preventive maintenance (ITPM) plans, maintenance procedure lists, and maintenance training programs
  • Return to your facility with the means to evaluate current plant practices and immediately begin upgrading the mechanical integrity program
  • Gain knowledge of codes and standards that are the foundation of equipment reliability programs for world-class facilities
DURATION: 3 days
CEUs: 1.9

Dates & Locations

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09 Mar - 11 Mar 2020 ABS Group | Spring, TX
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15 Jun - 17 Jun 2020 ABS Group | Knoxville, TN
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16 Nov - 18 Nov 2020 ABS Group | Spring, TX
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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Introduction: (1) Student Expectations and Experience; (2) Course Purpose and Objectives
  • Mechanical Integrity Overview
  • Codes and Standards Review
  • Fixed Equipment: (1) Storage Tanks; (2) Pressure Vessels; (3) Piping
  • MI Program Equipment Inclusion (Covered Equipment)

Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Review Previous Day
  • Fixed Equipment (continued): (1) Damage Mechanisms in Refineries; (2) Risk Based Inspection; (3) Fitness for Service
  • Relief and Vent Systems
  • Other Equipment: (1) Rotating Equipment; (2) Electrical Systems; (3) Instrumented Controls; (4) Safety Systems
  • Inspection, Test and Preventive Maintenance (ITPM): (1) ITPM Plan Development; (2) Exercise - ITPM Plan

Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Review Previous Day
  • ITPM Plan Exercise Wrap-Up and Discussion
  • Mechanical Integrity Programs: (1) Procedures; (2) Training; (3) Equipment Deficiency Management; (4) Quality Assurance Programs; (5) Auditing/Assessing MI Programs
  • Course Wrap-Up and Evaluations

Note: Breaks taken at approximately one hour intervals and 1 hour for lunch.


Mr. William Bradshaw - Senior Risk/Reliability Engineer, ABS Consulting

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