INTERESTED IN THE RULES?We’ve called them rules, but they’re guidelines and discussions, really. They’ll give you hot insights about failure-causes, so you can improve things. Why not print this list out, and next time you see an integrity problem or failure, see which were broken? They’ll be there.
50 RULES FOR PREVENTING ENGINEERING FAILURES
Rule 1 Failures involve multiple coincidental eventsRule 2 Facts and figures on failuresRule 3 HOW things failRule 4 WHY things failRule 5 The economics of preventionRule 6 Equipment typesRule 7 Failure toleranceRule 8 Ethics of preventionRule 9 Start with attitudeRule 10 Set hard targetsRule 11 Assessing the fleetRule 12 The organisation as failure-preventer?Rule 13 A culture of failure-preventionRule 14 PurchasingRule 15 Design lifeRule 16 Design qualityRule 17 Material choiceRule 18 Design tolerancesRule 19 Design for inspectionRule 20 Improve factory acceptance tests (FAT)Rule 21 Site handover/user-acceptanceRule 22 First maintenance/inspectionRule 23 Validating IOWsRule 24 Dealing with the unexpectedRule 25 Don’t confuse DMs and FMsRule 26 Inspection WSEsRule 27 The inspection loopRule 28 Problems of inspectabilityRule 29 Statutory inspectionsRule 30 Condition assessment using PCCsRule 31 Plant shutdown/turnaroundsRule 32 Non-intrusive inspections (NII)Rule 33 Acting on inspection resultsRule 34 Modifications cause failuresRule 35 Dangers of complacencyRule 36 RepairsRule 37 In-service material substitutionsRule 38 Long-term ‘ageing’ DMsRule 39 Run-repair-replace decisionsRule 40 FFS assessmentRule 41 Pressure/proof testingRule 42 Equipment reratingRule 43 Life extensionRule 44 Later-life assessments: cutting off the tailRule 45 Changes of ownershipRule 46 Near missesRule 47 When failures happenRule 48 Failures and curesRule 49 Getting the treatment doneRule 50 Beware documentation
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Publisher: Matthews Engineering Training Ltd/Wilkinson Coutts Lt
ISBN: 978-1-7398630-2.9. 209 pages hardback. Wt 500g: 249 x 152 16mm
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