Classroom Course Duration: 5 days

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Course Overview

RISK-BASED INSPECTION (RBI) methodology is used to manage the overall risk of a plant by focusing inspection efforts on the process equipment with the highest risk. RBI provides the basis for making informed decisions on inspection frequency, the extent of inspection, and the most suitable type of NDE. In most processing plants, a large percent of the total unit risk will be concentrated in a relatively small percent of the equipment items. These potential high-risk components may require greater attention, perhaps through a revised inspection plan. The cost of the increased inspection effort may sometimes be offset by reducing excessive inspection efforts in the areas identified as having lower risk.

Course Structure

Theory and practical examples.

Course Content

  • General
  • Introduction to API RP 580
  • Introduction to API RP 581
  • Risk Overview
  • Inspection Planning
  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Probability of Failure
  • Consequences of Failure
  • Risk Calculations
  • Inspection Planning
  • Atmospheric Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Relief Devices
  • Heat Exchanger Bundles
  • Reassessment
  • Summary
  • Worked examples using RBLX Software

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to manage your RBI contractors
  • Evaluate if RBI is required for your organisation
  • Learn how to implement RBI
  • Understand your RBI contractor’s recommendations

Course Objectives

Delegates completing this course can expect the following learning outcomes:

  • Summarize API 580 and 581
  • Explain damage mechanisms
  • Explain calculations of PoF, CoF and Risk
  • Determine inspection planning
  • Explain RBI methodologies for ASTs, HE Bundles and PRDs
  • Work out practical examples

Target Audience

Plant engineers and inspectors including Inspection, Corrosion, Materials, Integrity, Maintenance and design engineers.

Items to bring

API RP 581 Document (optional)

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