The Guidebook is a“Professional Guide for the Development of Professional Guides and Technical Books for the Development of Inspection Plans for the In-Service Monitoring of Pressure Equipment and Simple Pressure Vessels(GPI 2019-01 rev 0 Version 0 of March 26, 2019).”
This professional guide has been prepared in application of the 2nd paragraph of article R.557-14-4 of the environmental code
And Article 13-IV of theMinisterial Order of November 20, 2017
Refer to ” Guidebook “I. INTRODUCTION and Chapters I.1 Purpose and I.2 Regulations, for more information
The Guidebook allows manufacturers who do not have a Recognized Inspection Service (RIS) to monitor their pressure equipment through an inspection plan.
It gives manufacturers the possibility of derogating from the general regime for monitoring pressure equipment, and in particular from the rules on inspection and requalification periods to which they are subject.
The advantages and constraints are the same, whether the manufacturer has a CRS or not. We will review different examples in several applications.
The competence of the personnel must meet point 4 of Article 2 of theMinisterial Order of November 20, 2017, which means that the industrialist must have at least one competent person in its midst who meets all the requirements, namely all the required knowledge.
It is important to note that the training of a competent person is equivalent to the training of a Certified Plant Technical Inspector Level I or II for an Inspection Department.
An operator developing an IP must haveone or more individuals within their organization who areknowledgeable about the regulations and standards applicable to the equipment being tracked (e.g., codes and standards). In addition, this person or these persons have specific skills for the following missions:
An operator, for the implementation of an IP, defines the organization and skills needed to:
However, there is a notable difference, depending on whether or not the manufacturer has a CRS:
All these constraints imply that the industrialist who does not have a CRS :
For an industrialist who does not have a large fleet of pressure equipment, he must ask himself the question and analyze the merits of taking this step, because it will generate direct costs (personnel and organization ) and indirect costs ( the intervention of an OH )
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