Duration: 5 days

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

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
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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