As the year comes to a close, consider reevaluating your current Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) program to change the way your money is spent on CUI within your facility. Is your program more reactive than it is proactive? If so, make changes now to help steer your program in the right direction. To understand what it means to have a truly effective and proactive CUI program, focus your energy and time on the major phases of a mature CUI program including:
- Susceptibility & Prioritization
- Data Feedback loop
Susceptibility & Prioritization
The first major phase to transform a reactive CUI program into a proactive program is to focus on the identification of susceptibility & the subsequent prioritization of assets according to what you have determined with regards to susceptibility. This is such a crucial area that is often neglected. It is really the time to identify where you are spending your inspection budget to avoid getting surprised in the long run with either poor or missing data.