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New Book Empowers Engineers to Ensure Major Process Incidents Are A Thing of the Past

By: , Posted on: April 21, 2016

facility integrity management

1. Why would readers want to read your book?

Facility Integrity Management: Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries is a unique book that provides managers and engineers with a model that ensures major process incidents are avoided, aging facilities are kept in a safe and reliable state and are operating at maximum levels, and any gaps within the integrity management system are identified and addressed.

The book approaches oil and gas facility management from a universal perspective, effectively charting out existing oil and gas facilities and their associated work processes, including maintenance, operations, and reliability, and then reconstructs them in order to optimize the way integrity is managed, creating a synergy across the various elements.

It provides a comprehensive account of Key Asset Integrity Management principles along with some forward thinking ideas in the execution of maintenance and operations processes within the Petrochemical and Oil and Gas sectors.

It is easy to read, packed with practical applications applied to real process plant scenarios such as key concepts, process flow charts, handy checklists, real-world case studies and a dictionary, provides a high quality guide for a breakdown free facility, maximizing productivity and return to shareholders.

2. What subject areas and industries does this book directly relate to?

Oil and Gas; Refining; Upstream; Downstream; Petroleum; Petro Chemical; Operations; Maintenance; Reliability; Integrity; Inspection

3. What problems/challenges does this book address and what problem does it solve for your readers?

The Petro Chemical Sector spends billions of dollars each year on facilities integrity. If done well, Facilities Integrity Management can make an appreciable impact to a company’s profit and loss account, prolong the life of the facility and effectively manage the potential for loss profit opportunities. Conversely, if done poorly it can reduce large blue chip companies to bankruptcy.

Facilities Integrity Management is the means of ensuring that the people, systems, processes and resource, which deliver integrity, are in place, in use and fit for purpose over the whole lifecycle of the asset. It is a process that requires an optimized balance between resources and output, therefore ensuring Facilities integrity Management is well structured and managed is key to its success in terms of a well-run and managed facility and a good return on facilities production output.

This book is about how the concepts within Facilities Integrity Management can improve the performance of a facility and make a substantial difference to the profit of a production facility. It provides a detailed explanation of the key principles and processes with easy to reference material.

4. What topics and subjects does this book uniquely address and what value does it add to the industry?

This book is designed to appeal to a wide audience, for both experienced professionals who have worked within the Petrochemical and Oil & Gas industry and also to younger professionals at Graduate and trainee level. It approaches a wide range of subjects that are designed to address all aspects of integrity management of Oil and Gas and Petro Chemical Facilities, including the technical aspects as well as the softer side subjects such as competence and training of the integrity organization.

It is intended to provide Graduate Engineers and young professionals with an insight into the world of Petro chemical and Oil and Gas experiences within the integrity organization and encompasses maintenance, operations and reliability of facilities.  It is intended to provide maintenance and operations managers with tools that enable them to make positive improvements to the way their facilities are managed with the emphasis on improving plant performance and maximizing equipment uptime.

 5. Why did you choose Elsevier to publish this work?

I chose Elsevier because it is one of the largest and most reputable publishers of science and technology books, especially in the oil and gas area. Elsevier works hand in hand to develop their published books and ensure effective marketing and distribution across the globe.

Elsevier’s team is very helpful and provided clear guidance throughout all phases of the publication process. The Senior Acquisition Editor, Katie Hammon is a very experienced editor, I was very impressed with her expertise and professionalism.

You can read a sample from the book below (chapter 1):

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Want to read more? Save up to 30% when you purchase your own copy of Facility Integrity Management: Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries via the Elsevier Store. Be sure to enter STC215 at the checkout.

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