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Quantitative risk evaluations of LNG equipment applying ASME risk-based maintenance concepts

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  • Shigemi Ochiai PhD,

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    1. Jonquil Consulting Inc., 17-18, Honmachi 2 Chome Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 151-0071, Japan
    • Jonquil Consulting Inc., 17-18, Honmachi 2 Chome Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 151-0071, Japan
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    • S. Ochiai is CEO of Jonquil Consulting; T. Makita is Managing Director, T. Sanjo is Senior Manager, and K. Sato is Chief at Nihonkai LNG Co.

  • Takenori Makita,

    1. Nihonkai LNG Co. Ltd., 1612-32, Higashiko Seiromachi 1 Chome Kita-Kanbaragun, Niigata 957-0195, Japan
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    • S. Ochiai is CEO of Jonquil Consulting; T. Makita is Managing Director, T. Sanjo is Senior Manager, and K. Sato is Chief at Nihonkai LNG Co.

  • Takashi Sanjo,

    1. Nihonkai LNG Co. Ltd., 1612-32, Higashiko Seiromachi 1 Chome Kita-Kanbaragun, Niigata 957-0195, Japan
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    • S. Ochiai is CEO of Jonquil Consulting; T. Makita is Managing Director, T. Sanjo is Senior Manager, and K. Sato is Chief at Nihonkai LNG Co.

  • Kazu Sato,

    1. Nihonkai LNG Co. Ltd., 1612-32, Higashiko Seiromachi 1 Chome Kita-Kanbaragun, Niigata 957-0195, Japan
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    • S. Ochiai is CEO of Jonquil Consulting; T. Makita is Managing Director, T. Sanjo is Senior Manager, and K. Sato is Chief at Nihonkai LNG Co.

  • Masafumi Katagiri

    1. Nihonkai LNG Co. Ltd., 1612-32, Higashiko Seiromachi 1 Chome Kita-Kanbaragun, Niigata 957-0195, Japan
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Abstract

Future regulatory requirements in Japan will mandate that all high-pressure gas production companies impose a maintenance system based on predictive data rather than on equipment inspections. This paper describes a risk-based maintenance (RBM) system to achieve these new regulatory requirements. © 2005 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2005

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