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EEMUA launches new e-learning on mechanical integrity

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EEMUA has expanded its ‘for the industry, by the industry’ e-learning offering with the launch of a new course aimed at helping organisations maintain the mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances by using periodic examination and testing.

Based on key elements of EEMUA 231, the online training covers activities such as: good practice, including preparation of a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE); decision making on the type and frequency of inspections; making organisational arrangements for successful inspections; responding to inspection findings; record keeping and planning for continuous improvement.

Any organisation that has hazardous installations, together with interested stakeholders who use such plant, including operators, inspection bodies (including 'Competent Persons') and providers of specialist services to the process industries, should find this e-learning course of interest.

interactive course is positioned at the awareness/introductory level and should take no more than 60 minutes to complete. Professionals can access the e-learning through the 
EEMUA e-shop and take the online test to achieve awareness-level certification.

The module content is also relevant to users who draw on other EEMUA guides such as: EEMUA 232, ‘Specifying, procuring and managing third party inspection services; EEMUA 159, ‘Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks - a guide to inspection, maintenance and repair’; and EEMUA 183, ‘Prevention of tank bottom leakage’.

Notes for Editors:

1. URL for e-learning on mechanical integrity:

2. EEMUA 231, ‘The mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances - a guide to periodic examination and testing’, was developed and written by EEMUA and the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) in consultation with the British Health and Safety Executive's Hazardous Installations Directorate. EEMUA 231 is endorsed by the HSE.

3. There are nine EEMUA e-learning modules, providing introductory courses on: Alarm Systems; Cyber Security, Functional Safety, Storage Tanks (available in Dutch and English); Mechanical Integrity; Plastic Tanks; Subsea Materials and Third Party Inspection, with further modules in the planning.

4. EEMUA publishes over 50 publications and has several new editions in preparation. Recognised internationally for their technical quality and real-world insight, these guidance documents are used across a variety of industrial engineering sectors. EEMUA’s approaches to solving technical issues are often incorporated into formal international standards and recognised by national regulators as good practice, particularly in high hazard environments.

5. EEMUA, the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association, is an international non-profit membership organisation that aims to improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way, developing and promoting leadership in industrial asset management. Member companies manage process plants, refineries, power stations and utilities, offshore platforms, storage terminals and other industrial facilities around the world. EEMUA members pursue their aims by sharing engineering experiences and expertise, and by the promotion of their distinct interests as the users of engineering products.