Components of a Solid Piping Reliability Program

by David R. Thornton, P.E. / January 2008

 

Dave Thornton presented Components of a Solid Piping Reliability Program at the 2008 IPEIA Conference.

 

Below is a brief outline of his presentation:

 

  • Introduction/Historical Perspective/ Industry Practices
  • Overview of Available Tools (RBI, FFS/Engineering Analysis, IDMS, Stat analysis, MOEs)
  • Isolating a Special Emphasis Mechanism – Piping Vibration
  • Supercharging the Piping Review – The MOE (material operating envelope, aka integrity operating envelope)
  • Bringing the Elements Together
  • Summary

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