Operational Excellence is the systematic management of process safety, personal safety, health, environment, reliability and efficiency to achieve world-class performance.
Excel Integrity HSE will work closely with you to develop your HSE Management System. This System will clearly define the measures needed to assure Operational Excellence, and how to implement these measures in a practical and effective way.
Our experts design your HSE Management System and define what your business requires by setting minimum acceptable expectations and standards.
Your HSE Management System will be based on international best practice and follows the concept of Plan, Do, Check and Act.
By engaging your management teams and the workforce to continually improve their understanding of Operational Excellence, we will develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and detailed analysis for improvement of your current performance (GAP analysis).
We will also provide your business with ongoing in-house and/or remote technical support where required.
Operation of your assets within established parameters and according to regulations is essential. Doing so requires effective processes and procedures, structured inspection and maintenance programs and reliable operation of integrity critical equipment. One of the core processes for ensuring asset integrity is your Asset Integrity Management System (AIMS).
Your Asset Integrity Management System should bring all aspects of integrity together to ensure protection of people, the environment and your facilities from the consequences of failure. Excel Integrity HSE will develop a bespoke Integrity Management System for your facilities and infrastructure so that they perform at optimal levels and comply with all required standards, codes and legislation.
By engaging your management teams and the workforce to continually improve their understanding of operational excellence, we will develop Integrity key performance indicators (KPIs) and detailed analysis of your current performance (GAP analysis). We will also provide ongoing in-house and/or remote technical support.
Excel Integrity HSE will define the requirements for, and verification of, corrosion control & corrosion management of your assets in accordance with recognized industry best practice.
We will develop your Corrosion Management System based on the “Swiss Cheese” model, with risk assessment and management as a core component of the Corrosion Management System.
Key performance indicators and corrosion matrices will be developed for the critical functions of both corrosion management and corrosion control. Examples include sampling and analysis, integrity chemicals availability, corrosion monitoring and external corrosion protection measures such as cathodic protection.
Our highly experienced specialists have been involved in development and delivery of Corrosion Management Systems and Corrosion Engineering support and solutions for many onshore and offshore Oil & Gas facilities and other industries around the world.
Materials selection is a critical part of both the design and operational engineering processes. Numerous standards and recommended practices define the minimum requirements for materials, for both corrosion control and resistance to cracking. This can range from the definition of a corrosion allowance to the use of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) materials.
Selection of a corrosion allowance at the design stage can often require the use of corrosion modelling. Selecting and understanding both the model and the input factors are critical.
If carbon and low alloy steels are selected, integrity chemical such as corrosion inhibitors, scavengers and biocides will be required. These need to be selected, tested and deployed effectively.
Across a wide range of asset infrastructure and industries, Excel Integrity HSE will work closely with you in material selection and integrity chemicals selection for new developments at all stages of design, and for materials selection, corrosion management and corrosion engineering for existing assets.
Excel Integrity HSE will work closely with you to develop comprehensive risk assessment processes and procedures that identify, assess and appropriately manage the risks arising during construction, commissioning and operation of your asset.
By identifying hazards and assessing risks, appropriate actions can be taken to prevent or reduce unacceptable risks to people, the environment, and the integrity of your assets. This can be further developed to create a risk based inspection regime (RBI).
Your RBIA procedure will detail the data required to assess the risks to the mechanical integrity of such equipment throughout the lifetime of the asset and addresses the degradation mechanisms expected for your installations.
Based on this assessment suitable mitigation and monitoring strategies, including detailed inspection plans, can be developed, implemented, and maintained.
The implementation of a risk based approach for determination of inspection programs focuses inspection effort on items where the safety, business and environmental risks are identified as being high.
The energy industry faces an increasing set of operational challenges, as fields continue to mature and assets age. Many assets in both Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries have exceeded their original design life. These challenges have meant these sectors are propelled to develop new concepts that enable them to extend the life of their aging assets and increase their efficiency.
Life extension can be driven both by the operator and by the legislative environment. From the operational side, many assets in mature fields have passed their original design life, often 20-25 years, and now have an operational requirement to reach 40-50 years life. Excel Integrity HSE will address the key issues for aging and life extension of your assets.
Our highly experiences team have experience with a wide range of regulatory requirements, current practice, new initiatives, and new technical guidance developments in the arena of successfully managing asset integrity, and assessing assets to demonstrate integrity into the future. We will focus on strategies and methods for reducing maintenance costs of your assets, and defining any actions required for life extension.
Major Accident Hazard Identification and Assessment is a collective term that encompasses all activities involved in identifying major accident hazards and evaluating risks to your assets. These studies typically address three main risk questions to a level of detail commensurate with analysis objectives, life cycle stage, available information, and resources:
• Do we understand what could go wrong?
• Do we know what our systems are to prevent this happening?
• Do we have information to assure us that these systems are working effectively?
Excel Integrity HSE will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive risk assessment process that identifies, assesses and appropriately manages the risks arising from operations. By identifying HSE hazards and assessing risks associated with your activities, you can take appropriate actions to mitigate unacceptable risks.
Our experts will work closely with you to perform a comprehensive hazard identification and risk assessments, identify control measures, and develop and implement plans to manage significant risks to an acceptable level.
Excel Integrity HSE works worldwide with clients in the energy industry to ensure that the core elements of Mechanical Integrity and HSE are fit-for-purpose.
We aim to deliver high quality compliance assurance audit services, including Mechanical Integrity, GAP Analysis and Operational Readiness, HSE and Due Diligence, based on the requirement of your business HSE Management System as well as regional regulations and international standards.
Our Technical Integrity & HSE Management System audits will help you to be constantly aware of your organization’s Management System effectiveness.
Our highly experienced auditors will perform detailed audits for assessing compliance with your HSE Management System. We assess, assist and provide expert diagnoses through understanding of your plant and its status.
Based on your audit scope, our auditors will concentrate on compliance with specific Elements, or all Elements, of your HSE Management System.
By implementing our auditing process, we can help you to develop your action plan and devote your resources accordingly
An essential aspect of HSE performance improvement is learning from incidents and ‘near misses’ and taking appropriate action to prevent their recurrence.
Excel Integrity & HSE will work closely with you to develop a robust process and procedure for reporting, classification, investigation and follow-up of incidents, ‘near misses’ and high potential occurrences (HIPOs).
This process will lead to incidents and near misses being consistently reported, investigated and analysed to prevent recurrence and improve performance.
We will assist you with the follow-up process, which includes notification, analysis, recommendations, implementation of actions arising from the investigation and dissemination of learning.
Our experts can perform root cause analysis, identifying a timeline, by documenting the sequence of events using a number of techniques (e.g. TOP-SET® storyboard). We construct the storyboard showing the connections between the various events, indicators and conditions leading up to an incident.