In order to ensure effective long-term asset integrity, all operators who own and manage assets need a transparent and comprehensive system that provides integration between engineering and management processes. To achieve that, requires a commitment to procedural and auditable discipline. Sometimes this is to comply with regulations, sometimes to abide by international standards – but it is always to improve the quality of asset management.
There is no single unified definition for the composition of such a system for pipelines. Consequently, whether through necessity in meeting a regulatory requirement or in an effort to improve existing provisions within an organization, operators can find the process of defining and implementing an asset integrity management system a complicated and sometimes confusing process.
Drawing on a broad set of international standards and industry experiences, ROSEN has developed an Asset Integrity Management System framework that can be applied to a wide array of assets. The framework represents an integrated approach to asset integrity management that incorporates the quality management principles of ISO9001 and the asset management philosophy of ISO55000. This represents industry best practice and provides a strong foundation for achieving regulatory compliance anywhere in the world.
ROSEN's Asset Integrity Management Framework
Based on the values which underpin this framework, ROSEN works with operators to support them in achieving their goals for safety, integrity management and compliance and in fostering an “integrity culture” throughout their organization.
Below you will find a comprehensive list of our AIMS and Compliance Services.
What is it
An Asset Integrity Management System does not exist in isolation. It sits at the interface between management and engineering practices, placing the asset at the core of the business. It ensures that the needs of the asset – whether it is a transmission pipeline, a structure, a pumping station, a flexible pipe, a top-sides well-head, a storage tank or other facility – are met in a consistent and robust manner throughout its lifecycle.
Audit and Review
Whether it is to determine compliance with regulatory requirements or assess existing integrity management system provisions for their adequacy and effectiveness, ROSEN can provide the requisite objectivity and detailed assessment necessary to meet any operator’s goals. ROSEN can also support operators who strive toward excellence by benchmarking their existing integrity management provisions against the individual elements and underlying principles of the ROSEN framework in order to identify areas in which further improvements may be made.
In partnership with the asset owner, bespoke system improvement support can also be provided. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Development of a high level, centralized Asset Integrity Management System manual
- Organization structure review
- Performance management support
- Development of procedural documents that are aligned with an organization’s existing integrity management system requirements
- Provision of personnel training and identification of knowledge transfer opportunities
An Asset Integrity Management System defines the systematic approach necessary to ensure that the long-term recording and examination of the integrity of an asset are conducted in a consistent and robust manner. This minimizes the risks to the business associated with failure or loss of production. It also provides the inestimable benefit of peace of mind for those responsible for looking after complex and widely distributed systems.