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Risk Based Inspection, are you doing it properly?

3 september 2020 van 3:00 pm tot 4:00 pm

Static equipment such as piping systems, storage tanks, heat exchangers and so on are all related to different failure mechanisms where corrosion, metal fatigue and various forms of material damage/degradation are possible. This can lead to undesirable scenarios such as leakage, fire, explosion and unplanned stops, to name a few.

Despite these severe well known consequences, these static components often receive less attention during general maintenance and turnarounds compared to rotating assets, such as pumps, motors, etc. As a maintenance professional, you prefer to avoid unexpected failures and subsequent reactive maintenance. After all, they can be (very) expensive and dangerous. Such problems can be limited by correct preventive and predictive maintenance. This means that the actual state of static assets must be known as well as possible and that a good predictability of failure mechanisms requires very accurate/realistic degradation models.

In order to decide when which (parts of) static installations should be inspected or monitored, the Risk Based Inspection (RBI) method has been developed. An RBI analysis identifies the risks and consequences of malfunctions in terms of Health, Safety, Environment and Business factors.

Based on this, priority can be given to the most critical static assets and, as a result, inspection intervals can be optimized to reduce overall risks as well as inspection costs. Companies often have limited resources available (inspection equipment / personnel) coupled with a large scope of items for inspection. Thorough inspection of all static assets is therefore in most cases simply not possible. Through a good RBI approach, the available technical resources can be used as efficiently and effectively as possible for the static assets that need it most, based on total risk.

What will be discussed during the webinar?

  • What is Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and what does it mean?
    • What to inspect? Practical examples for static equipment
    • Typical RBI team composition
    • How to inspect?
  • What can RBI do for asset-owners?
  • What is the best-practice for RBI management?
    • API-580 and related API standards for RBI
  • RBI approach (Explanation of process steps/structure according to API-580)
    • Data/info collection
    • RBI risk assessment
    • Classification and prioritisation of assets (based on risk assessment)
    • Setting up inspection plans
    • Mitigation actions
    • Re-assessment of risk level and inspection plans (after application of mitigation actions)
  • RBI maturity assessment tool
    • How can you evaluate how mature your organization is with regard to RBI?
    • Using Best practice API-580 as a measure of RBI maturity
    • Intro (Showcase) Maturity assessment tool
    • Tool: description, preview of results, benchmarking
    • Quickscan: On the basis of 10 concrete questions you will be challenged to test to what extent best practices around RBI are applied in your company


3 september 2020
3:00 pm tot 4:00 pm
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