Special section on decommissioning and life extension of complex industrial assets

Raphael Moura, Michael Beer, Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza, Edoardo Patelli

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The final phase of the operational life of complex industrial systems leads to a very significant business decision: to engage in life extension, repurpose its use, or decommission the asset. Decommissioning is the ultimate stage of the lifecycle of an industrial system. It comprises the removal and disposal of equipment, structures and residues, environmental recovery and/or remediation, and postdisposal monitoring. Due to the timescale and complexity of the decommissioning activities, it involves many challenges in order to make safe and cost-effective decommissioning an achievable objective.
Original languageEnglish
Article number040301
Number of pages2
JournalASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part B - Mechanical Engineering
Issue number4
Early online date26 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • life extension
  • complex industrial assets
  • editorial


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