Newsletter Inspfalca. Year IV – Edition LIVI– June 2016

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Dear readers, here we are moving fast into the second part of the year; and at this point we are proud of our safety performance; which includes not only our staff, but also our clients, contractors and suppliers.  At the same time we have conscience that complacency is always around and mostly when we are good and successful in what we do.

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With the threat of complacency around is always good to discuss about the safety and mechanical integrity focus that high consequences process and systems have developed, I’m talking about the aerospace and nuclear industry. It is well known that the safety factors applied to the design of components in aerospace and nuclear industry are high, but it is not fully understood the additional layers of protection they have developed. Where we could highlight very detailed operational hazards analysis, step by step procedures supported by checklists, extensive, intensive and continuous training, proactive risk management, formal processes for failure root cause and ultimately as the last layer of protection when all the above could fail, they are very strong in personal protection equipment discipline.

The safety and mechanical integrity culture developed in those industries is a reference and a model to follow when we have the determination to eliminate incidents and mechanical integrity failures. We don’t need to work in the aerospace and nuclear to adopt this culture; in fact we have opportunities in critical high risk processes we deal with in the oil & gas industry.

We have dedicated this edition to one of these critical high risk processes and its challenges in safety and mechanical integrity. In this edition we are going to discuss details of Sulfuric Acid Safety and Mechanical Integrity

Francesco Solari 
Inspfalca President.