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Risk based inspection and maintenance procedures for european industry

Risk based inspection and maintenance procedures for european industry

Objective

Current practice to inspection and maintenance planning is for most industries based on tradition and prescriptive rules, rather than on an optimised process where risk measures for safety, environment and economy are integrated. New technology for taking risk-based decisions is emerging within a broad range of sectors, and has proven to be a very efficient tool. There is, however, a great need to define the technical content, links to local legislation and integrate this approach with the day-to-day plant operation. This is the main background for the present proposal, where 17 European companies representing a broad industry base have joined forces to develop a European best practice and to verify its applicability in several case studies. The project addresses the petrochemical, chemical, pulp & paper, steel works, and the power industry specifically. But the techniques can easily be extended to other industry sectors.

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Coordinator

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Address

Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik

Norway

Administrative Contact

Leif BUENE (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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BUREAU VERITAS S.A.

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Netherlands

CORUS UK LIMITED*

United Kingdom

DOW BENELUX N.V.

Netherlands

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD

Ireland

ENERGIE BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG INGENIEURE GMBH

Germany

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL LTD

United Kingdom

HYDRO AGRI SLUISKIL B.V.

Netherlands

MITSUI BABCOCK ENERGY LTD*

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands

SIEMENS AG

Germany

SOLVAY S.A.

Belgium

Staatliche Materialpruefungsanstalt

Germany

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TUEV SUEDDEUTSCHLAND BAU- UND BETRIEB GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2001-03008

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    31 August 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 647 833

  • EU contribution

    € 1 693 188

Coordinated by:

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Norway