EQUITY ENGINEERING PRACTICES
What Are the Equity Engineering Practices (EEPs)?
The Equity Engineering Practices® (EEPs) are a collection of detailed and customizable Best Practices integrated with a customizable management system provided to satisfy the requirements of Process Safety Management (PSM). Originally developed over two decades ago, the EEPs have been used on countless capital and maintenance projects across multiple industry segments and have been continuously updated and expanded to align with changing Recommended and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) requirements.
What sets the EEPs apart is that they are maintained by E2G and customized for you. This means each aspect of the product, including technical content, is fully customizable to meet your needs and preferences.
The EEPs Include the Following:
- 600+ branded and customizable Best Practice Documents
- 225+ Pre-Engineered and customizable Piping Classes
- Customized Management System
The EEPs are provided on a customized, access-controlled website built just for you. The website allows you to keyword search for content, link to industry standards in your IHS account, integrate the piping database with your purchasing system to quickly create material take-offs, and new for 2016, the ability to electronically freeze a version of the EEPs for your next large capital project.
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE COVERED BY THE EEPS:
- Index and Use
- Documentation Requirements
- Process Safety and Loss Prevention
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Rotating Equipment
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Transfer Equipment
- Storage Tanks
- Refractory, Insulation, and Fireproofing
- Instruments and Controls
- Electrical Engineering
- Packaged Equipment
- Marine Facilities
- Mechanical Integrity
- Special Emphasis Mechanical Integrity (SEMI) Programs
Why You need internal best practices
As a provider of Best Practices for over a decade, we at E2G have seen the tremendous benefits that a set of internal Best Practices can bring to an organization.
Why OSHA Recommends Internal Best Practices
In June, OSHA also publicly supported the concept of internal Best Practices by publishing a memorandum titled “RAGAGEP in Process Safety Management Enforcement” which not only clarifies that OSHA will recognize appropriate internal Best Practices as RAGAGEP, but that OSHA recommends facilities develop internal standards to:
- Translate the requirements of published RAGAGEP
- Set requirements for unique circumstances
- Supplement published RAGAGEP that only partially addresses the employer’s needs
- Control hazards more effectively
- Address hazards when the codes and standards used for existing equipment are outdated.
Customization Is Key
While many companies agree that internal Best Practices are beneficial, most are not able to commit the resources nor have the internal expertise necessary to develop and maintain their internal collection. As a result, organizations settle with a collection of general industry Best Practices or rely on the standards used by large engineering firms for their major capital projects.
The problem with both of these solutions is that neither can be customized, and customization is the key to success because it allows each organization to include the level of detail required to consistently make decisions in alignment with the organization’s unique requirements to manage risk and improve long-term reliability.
Why the EEPS Should Be Your Internal Best Practice Solution
The EEPs give you all the benefits of an internal Best Practices collection with requiring only a fraction of the work. As an EEP user, we maintain your collection for you but allow you to customize your collection as needed.
With the ability to customize, organizations can accomplish the following:
- Promote Safety and Improve Reliability – by defining the corporate rules for success
- Capture Corporate Memory – by documenting knowledge and lessons learned in one common location
- Transfer Knowledge – by providing Corporate Memory in one location for all to access, share, and learn from each other
- Save Money – by allowing SMEs to focus on their primary tasks while also utilizing Life Cycle Management to consider all costs associated with design considerations – such as long-term reliability