All Hydrasun Integrity Management programmes are compliant with industry regulations to help our customers to prevent hydrocarbon releases and the loss of primary containment thus increasing safety, environmental performance and overall lifecycle costs of the asset.
The Hydrasun Integrity Management Division has over 70 trained and competent personnel who provide inspection, project management, technical support and contract management. All of our surveyor competence is assured and verified through Hydrasun's OPITO, ECITB, SVQ Accredited Learning and Competency Management System. Hydrasun also ensures our personnel are competent to work with OEM components.
A fundamental building block to creating a suitable and transparent integrity management system is a policy and strategy, built on industry recognised guidelines and best practise. Hydrasun works closely with customers to develop processes and procedures required to effectively implement maintenance strategies for FHA and SBT therefore assuring our customers that work completed by Hydrasun complies with industry and their in-house processes, procedures and guidelines.
The Hydrasun Integrity Management (HIMS) Database is a web based customer interface tool, accessible through our Hydralink system. A powerful reporting tool, HIMS can be configured to interface with customer's internal business systems. It is an effective solution for the managment of SBT and FHA data gathered during inspection surveys.
With the data managed by Hydralink, inspection surveys facilitate:
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) processes and procedures enable our customers to efficiently plan and budget inspection and replacement frequencies for Flexible Hose (FHA) and Small Bore Tubing (SBT) assemblies. This process allows for Consequence of Failure and Probability of Damage considerations to be assessed and a risk profile allocated to each FHA and SBT. Therefore, ensuring the appropriate inspection and replacement frequency is completed, based on risk.
Hydrasun’s experience in FHA and SBT Integrity Management allows us to deliver this process to our customers, enabling them to agree the appropriate level of risk associated with their assets, implement this through the Hydrasun Management process and deliver and demonstrate the RBI process outputs via Hydrasun’s Hydralink reporting tool.
In order to comply with current Flexible Hose Assembly (FHA) and Small Bore Tubing (SBT) Energy Institute Guidelines, Hydrasun’s Integrity Management procedure and Hydralink reporting tool provide an auditable process and web based reporting tool to deliver customer agreed RBI classifications against which inspection frequency and assembly replacement can be scheduled.
Our Hydralink reporting tool also delivers a ‘look ahead’ plan for each classification on specific assets, enabling effective and efficient planning for future inspection and assembly replacement strategies.
This ensures our clients are assessing FHA and SBT risks against industry guidelines or in-house / procedures and ensuring their return on investment is focussed on higher risk areas, while retaining visibility and appropriate actions on lower risk areas.
The Hydralink reporting tool also enables risk categories to be assessed and opportunity to present mitigation processes to reduce risk classification, extend periods between inspection and replacement and therefore deliver additional cost reductions.