PORT BONYTHON PLANT – INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PLAN
Santos’ Port Bonython operation, located near Whyalla in South IONIK CONSULTING INVOLVEMENT (2006)
Australia, commenced production in 1984. The facility accepts
liquid hydrocarbons from Moomba. The feed is processed in As part of a global effort within Santos to identify and manage all
distillation towers and molecular sieves to produce various integrity risks across its operations, IONIK was requested to
products, namely Butane, Ethane, Propane, Crude, and Light develop a management plan for the highest identified integrity
and Heavy Naphtha. The facility incorporates a 2.4km load out risk at the Port Bonython liquids plant (corrosion under
jetty. insulation) and provide additional input into the management of
other risks at the facility.
Due to the age, location, and original coating selections, the
process equipment including; piping, process vessels, storage This management plan was developed and implemented on the
tanks and bullets, and export facilities identified the primary facility, identifying critical plant areas and issues, appropriate
integrity risk on the plant is Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). management and mitigation activities, failure history and
responsibility for management of issues at Port Bonython.