POLICY AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES | PLANT INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT
This area of investigation was directed toward determining the extent to which the Safaniya Utility Units’ Asset Management Policy has been developed and issued. Table lists the issues addressed and resultant findings.
POLICY AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES ISSUES
The key findings from the Policy and Strategic Objectives area are summarized as follows:
• Interviews with senior and middle mangers as well as with engineering personnel, unit supervisors, and support activities have a generally good appreciation of Safaniya’s Asset Management Policy.
• Safaniya has no formal Reliability policy; however, the pending Total Plant Reliability Manual developed by Aramco was reviewed by unit personnel which believe it should be an adopted standard. The Intertek AIM team also reviewed the manual; the assessment of the team is that it is a valid, comprehensive document. Recommendation: Safaniya should adopt and implement the Total Plant Reliability Manual for the Utility Unit’s as
well as for the remaining units of the Safaniya GOSP.
• Safaniya has a number of KPI which are tracked. The planning group tracks a lot of statistics on planning and work order (WO) status (e.g., total open WO, WO status, back log, PM-RV overdue, SONMD Priority A, etc. While these indicators are relevant, they are not complete. As Appendix B (which provides an overview of Maintenance and Machinery KPIs) indicates, there are a number of additional KPIs that will allow Safaniya to improve their effectiveness.
• Corrosion is the main maintenance problem facing the Utility Unit complex primarily due to high oxygen content in Reverse Osmosis (RO) water coming from offsite. Recommendation: The efforts to decrease the RO water content by placing the delivery pipeline output from Tanjib downstream of the installed deaerator should be implemented.
• There was no evidence that internal or external audits of the Safaniya Asset Management program were performed on a regular basis. Recommendation: Such audits should be performed to ensure ongoing attention to program shortfalls.