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Flange Integrity Management Toolbox

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Eliminate losses due to leaking flanges during start-up and up to one year after TA

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Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 14:40

“If you do it right, each flange is tight.”

Might sound strange, but it is true. Always.

Flange leaks result in start-up losses. To prevent this from happening, PDM has developed a complete improvement program: Flange Integrity Management (FIM). With this approach, we guarantee our customers that they do not suffer any start-up losses due to flange leaks and no leaks during the first year as a result of the activities in the turnaround (TA).

Our FIM Toolbox contains all tools your organization needs before, during, and after a turnaround. The FIM approach has proven itself in recent years. Based on these experiences we have created a new version of our FIM Toolbox, in which management and steering information is available even quicker. Possible quality threats can be managed more efficiently by applying a special app for registering FIM inspections.

On the total budget of a turnaround the costs of applying FIM are minimal. Especially compared to the considerable savings potential that can be achieved (no start-up delays, substantially less re-work, no unplanned stops…). Based on the specifics of your organization and the planned maintenance efforts, we can discuss the positive business case to see which potential FIM can achieve. FIM improves quality and safety, and by doing so also saves money.


No start-up losses after a turnaround
More reliable assets
App for ATEX PDA
Proven approach
App must be implemented prior to involving contractors


Areas of Application (Petro)chemical industry, pharma and civil engineering.
Certifications / licences PDM provides the necessary training for staff and contractors for FIM to be applied successfully. FIM trained personnel will receive a certificate.
Compliance NEN-EN 1591-4:2013 compliant
Content Training material | FIM Manual | FIM Quick Reference Book | FIM Inspection app | FIM Dashboard tool | Integrity Test
Input List of flanges in scope | List of contractors and staff | Users for FIM Inspection app | Dashboard access
Output Reviewed and updated flange information | Inspection results | Dashboard with real-time data for managing contractors | No start-up losses
Return on Investment Typically, one day of start-up loss is more expensive than applying FIM during a stop.
Time on tools As a result of applying FIM, a higher Hands on Tool Time (HoTT) is achieved.

Relative Business Impact

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