By demonstrating and pursuing leadership in asset management, EEMUA helps improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way. Member companies manage process plants, power stations offshore platforms, storage terminals and other industrial facilities around the world - engineering assets worth billions of Euros.
EEMUA has been representing users’ interests for more than half a century and yet the Association’s work has probably never been as relevant as now. Maintaining the right balance of in-house engineering expertise, keeping abreast of the regulatory environment and operating capital assets efficiently, effectively and in compliance - these are critical issues for owners of capital plants. The Association's members appreciate the value of the shared user community and the other benefits provided by membership of EEMUA.
Tata Steel has extended its membership of EEMUA from just the UK strip-steel hub to include all of its manufacturing and related operations Europe-wide.
EEMUA chief executive, Clive Tayler, commented: "Since joining the Association, Tata Steel has been an active contributor to EEMUA's work programmes and we certainly welcome their closer involvement with the Association on an international level."
Kevin Peacock, Tata Steel Europe's Group Asset Integrity Engineer, commented about the development, "We are adopting a one-company approach, wherein all the businesses (that are now part of the organisation) are also part of the same thought process and follow the same procedures, practices and standards. EEMUA is very much a part of this approach."
Tata Steel Europe's parent, Tata Steel, is one of the world's top ten steel producers with an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.
EEMUA, the Engineering Equipment & Materials Users' Association, has launched the Third Edition of EEMUA 191 ‘Alarm systems: a guide to design, management and procurement’ at a special EEMUA seminar held near Manchester Airport in the UK.
The new 2013 Edition, issued with the endorsement of the GB Health and Safety Executive, provides comprehensively revised guidance on designing, managing and procuring an effective alarm system. New for this Edition are Chapters on HCI management techniques and alarm configuration, and Appendices covering: alarm suppression; geographically distributed processes; intelligent fault detection; requirements for alarms; and supporting checklists. Following the guidance given in EEMUA 191 Edition 3 should result in better alarm systems that are more usable and that result in safer and more cost-effective industrial operations.
Since it was first published in 1999, EEMUA 191 has become the globally accepted and leading guide to good practice for alarm management. The Publication is aimed at all those who are about to embark on, or are currently undertaking, an alarm rationalisation process or any other alarm management project. This includes personnel with responsibility for safety and quality improvement through efficient and effective use of alarm handling systems, or who work directly or indirectly with alarm systems in chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and other process industries, the energy exploration and generation sector, and related industry sectors.
At the launch event, speakers from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the EEMUA 191 authoring committee gave presentations covering implementing the alarm management philosophy in practice; applications in geographically distributed plant; and performance metrics and KPIs, together with a summary of the main changes from the Second Edition.
Clive Tayler, EEMUA's Chief Executive said: "A particular strength of EEMUA 191 is that it was developed by the users of alarm systems in industry. The first and second editions of EEMUA 191 have sold thousands of copies worldwide, formed the basis of training courses internationally and have led to the production of related publications, such as EEMUA 201, dealing with human-machine interfaces."
Copies of EEMUA 191 Edition 3 are available for purchase at a cost of £129 plus p&p and can be ordered direct from EEMUA at email@example.com or via the EEMUA Shop.
4 September 2014 – Cardiff, Wales
A half-day seminar focusing on primary containment.
Should be of particular interest to operating personnel involved in static systems at process and power system plants.
EEMUA 231: The mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances - a guide to periodic examination and testing
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