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|Schedule of Isolation Points (SOIP)
component of a package of 10 key oversight
documents for asset
The schedule of isolation points is an itemized list of the major shut off valves and other critical isolation points in a building. For example: our main water shutoff valve is in the P1 mechanical room and our main gas shut off is in the alleyway behind the building. SOIP is typically 1-3 pages in length and it should be conspicuously posted on the wall in a convenient place such as the main mechanical room. It is an essential risk management tool for emergencies and a useful resource for regular maintenance.
Content of SOIP
The schedule of isolation points contains a concise list of the following information associated with some of the assets within a facility.
Importance of SOIP
The SOIP is a critical document in the OMSI and risk management plan. Listed below are some of the reasons why SOIP is essential for asset management. The first two items have to do with risk management while the second two items have to do with operational efficiency.
A short story to illustrate
A pipe burst in one of the suites. Water was flooding into the suite and running down into floors below causing significant collateral damage. Owners were in a panic. Nobody knew how or where to turn off the water. When they finally found the valve, it was seized. It would not fully close as it had not been maintained for over 20 years. Water flooded into the elevator shaft. Many, many thousands of dollars of damage could have been prevented had 5 minutes of maintenance been performed on the valve and had there been a valve chart in the building.
How to use the schedules to avoid this scenario:
Before the event
Fig. Examples of isolation points associated with different types of assets (such as plumbing, heating and fuel supply).
Fig. Excerpt from a sample schedule of isolation points in spreadsheet format.
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