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Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

3 days EIM/PLINS-E
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Managers, engineers and staff involved in inspection, maintenance and operation in the petroleum, petrochemical and chemical industries.
Purpose
  • This course covers the necessary background for setting up RBI for static equipment.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • describe the RBI methodology for a petrochemical or chemical plant,
  • identify the degradation mechanism for a corrosion loop,
  • determine the probability and consequence of a failure,
  • set up a suitable inspection plan.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • An interactive course based on actual case studies.

OWNER - USER INSPECTION ORGANIZATION 0.5 day
  • Owner-user responsibilities for pressurized equipment inspection.
HOW TO DESIGN A RATIONAL METHOD OF INSPECTION 0.5 day
  • Review of RBI based on API 581.
QUANTITATIVE & SEMI-QUANTITATIVE RISK BASED INSPECTION APPROACH 1 day
  • Comparison of the qualitative and quantitative RBI-API 581 approaches.
  • Damage and inspection “manuals” (API 571).
  • Inspection plan preparation and/or revision. Keys for a successful inspection plan.
  • Advantages of the risk-based study. Other professional documents.
  • Inspection using “Corrosion loop”.
EXAMPLES OF APPLICATION OF THE RBI METHOD 1 day
  • Technical expertise.
  • Risk based inspection analysis presentation.
  • Corrosion monitoring and diagnosis tools.
  • Use of inspection results and technical experts.
  • Documentation related to damage types (corrosion or mechanical damages) and prevention strategies.
  • Case studies of process plant inspection plan.