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API 580/521: Risk Based Inspection

28th September 2016


The challenge of maintaining process equipment and applying cost effective inspection strategies can significantly contribute to an organisation’s bottom line. An effective Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Program can contribute towards the management of preventing unscheduled shutdowns and assist in the analysis and planning of inspection activities.

This 3-day workshop will provide and incite in how to implement a RBI Program with reference to API 580/581. Candidates will gain an appreciation of how inspection activities can be developed based on a risk assessment and management process, identify the information required to complete the process, and develop cost effective mitigation plans to manage risks at the equipment level.

Who Should Attend

  • Plant Managers and Superintendents
  • Inspection/Reliability Engineers
  • Asset Integrity Specialists/Engineers
  • Turnaround Managers
  • Bulk Storage Terminal Facility Engineers and Managers
  • Representatives from Upstream/downstream Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Chemical and Power industry,
  • Organisations considering the implementation of a RBI Program or wanting to further develop their RBI Program

Key Learning Objectives

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Risk Based Inspection and the RBI process. Describe the purpose and potential benefit of RBI
  • Understand the RBI project implementation steps and personnel required in starting or further developing a successful program
  • Identify various risk assessment processes
  • Understand data collection sources and common data collection pitfalls
  • Establish critical elements in inspection record writing (checklist vs narrative reports) and understand the importance of inspection history
  • Identify damage mechanisms and how methods of inspection can influence inspection confidence
  • Identify data required in determining probability of failure and consequence
  • Understand how risk analysis differs between specific equipment types
  • Understand how criticality can influence an inspection plan
  • Identify how to develop inspection plans for specific equipment types
  • Understand how strategy and grouping can be utilised
  • Understand how to manage risk through inspection activities and how to manage inspection cost with RBI
  • Identify when and how to apply RBI for inspection deferrals and alternative inspection methods


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