In 2015 we launched two new annual opinion surveys – building on a number of surveys that we have conducted in the past –to examine industry trends.
The new surveys look at the challenges facing manufacturing and production, regulation, safety, international standards and general trends.
One survey is specifically for oil and gas, the other is for the general process sector.
Meeting the requirements of safety standards including safety integrity levels (SIL), pressure equipment directive (PED), positive material identification (PMI), ISO17025 and the control of major accident hazards (COMAH) can help to avoid the potential failure of a critical component which could lead, in the worst case, to a catastrophic failure of a process and loss of life.
There has been increased focus on safety issues in the offshore and process sectors over recent years. We want to make sure that our manufacturing focus is on safety in relation to both the environment and industry trends.
Issues surrounding the environment and hydrocarbon releases, asset aging and life extension drive the focus on safety. We want to be able to help in the process of recognising hazards and reducing risk as well as help engineers to take ownership of risk and asset integrity through proving assertions about the functionality and construction of instruments.
Asset integrity management ensures that the people, systems, processes and resources that deliver integrity are in place, in use and will perform on demand over the asset’s life cycle.
Being able to prove assertions about the manufacture and functionality of equipment are vital in this process.
That’s why we are seeking the views of design engineers, industry leaders and decision makers across industry.