EEMUA – The Engineering Equipment & Materials Users' Association is an international not-for-profit membership organisation, primarily for companies in the energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, general processing and distribution industries, plus others that are substantial users or purchasers of engineering products.

EEMUA aims to improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way, pursuing and promoting leadership in industrial asset management. EEMUA pursues its aims by sharing engineering experiences and expertise and by the active, enlightened promotion of the distinct interests of users of engineering products.

These aims are achieved by:
  • Providing the organisation within which networking, information sharing and collaboration among users on non-competitive technical matters can take place.
  • Influencing the way written regulations are interpreted and applied in practice.
  • Promoting and presenting members' views and encouraging the application of good sound engineering practices.
  • Developing and publishing user guides, specifications and training materials.
  • Facilitating members' participation in national and international standards making.
  • Influencing relevant national and European legislation and regulation.

The income and resources of EEMUA are applied solely towards the promotion of the aims of the Association. No profit is transferred by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise to members.

The work of the Association is mainly carried out by members' representatives on EEMUA technical committees, working groups and forums, supported by EEMUA staff. Several EEMUA Technical Committees are concerned with inspection and integrity management, in particular the EEMUA Inspection & Non-destructive Testing Technical Committee (often seen abbreviated to INT) and the EEMUA Committee of User Inspectorates (CUI). All EEMUA Committees are sub-committees of the EEMUA Council.

EEMUA publishes around 60 user guides and other engineering publications.

Among those concerned with inspection and NDT are:
  • 206 Risk Based Inspection: A Guide to Effective Use of the RBI Process.
  • 193 Recommendations for the Training, Development and Competency Assessment of Inspection Personnel.
  • 159 Users' Guide to the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Above-Ground Vertical Cylindrical Steel Storage Tanks.

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