API RP 585

This recommended practice provides owner-operators with practices for developing, implementing, sustaining, and enhancing an investigation program for pressure equipment integrity (PEI) incidents. This document describes characteristics of how an effective investigation could be structured so organizations can learn from PEI failures, near-misses, or discoveries.

This RP is not intended to define or supplement criteria for compliance with regulatory requirements for which companies already have defined investigation processes in place. Rather, it provides a specific focus on investigating PEI failures as well as near misses or discoveries that are precursors to potential failures that could have significant impact on safety, health, and environment. As such, this RP can add value to process safety incidents/issue investigations by helping to focus specific investigative techniques that would enhance learning and enhance value from PEI incidents.

Product Details

Edition:
2nd
Published:
04/01/2021
Number of Pages:
52
File Size:
1 file , 900 KB
Product Code(s):
C58502, C58502
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria
API RP 585

The purpose of this document is to provide owners/users with practices for developing, implementing, sustaining, and enhancing an investigation program for pressure equipment integrity (PEI) incidents. This recommended practice (RP) describes characteristics of how an effective investigation could be structured so organizations can learn from PEI incidents. This RP is not intended to define or supplement criteria for compliance with regulatory requirements for which companies already have defined investigation processes in place. Rather, API 585 provides a specific focus on investigating PEI failures that are precursors to potential incidents that could have significant impact on safety, health, and environment.

Significant mechanical integrity incidents are rarely the result of one isolated issue; there are almost always less severe precursors to a major failure. These precursors are frequently called near misses when they are found. Additionally, this document highlights the value in recognizing these precursor occurrences and promotes investigating them to determine the immediate, contributing, and root causes. If these precursor occurrences are uncovered, investigated, and the contributing and root causes are resolved, then major catastrophic failures of pressure equipment could be minimized or prevented.

The investigation principles and concepts that are presented in this RP are specifically targeted for application to process pressure equipment in the refining and petrochemical industry but could be applied to other equipment at the discretion of the owner/user.

Product Details

Edition:
1st
Published:
04/01/2014
Number of Pages:
41
File Size:
1 file , 410 KB
Product Code(s):
C58501, C58501
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria