Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Training

Course Content

This course presents a comprehensive and practical introduction and application of the latest techniques in Risk Based Inspection (RBI) analysis of inspection results based on API BRD 581, and API RP 580 standards. It discusses practical techniques for application of RBI for the analysis of equipment, equipment defects and degradation. The focus of the course is on predicting degradation in service, setting optimum inspection intervals, projecting remaining life based on generic data corrected for plant specific conditions and assumptions, and applying qualitative/quantitative analysis for degraded conditions to determine upon a ‘risk basis’ time to next inspection or failure.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to RBI (Risk Base Inspection)
  • Risk & Safety Terminologies (risk, hazard, danger, accident, incident, hierarchy of hazard control, etc)
  • Risk Base Inspection (RBI) Concept (API & DNV Concept, RBI scope, screening, qualitative, semi quantitative, quantitative analysis, etc)
  • Risk Analysis (fundamental, hazard identification, probability assessment, consequence analysis, etc)
  • Qualitative RBI Analysis Detail (likelihood category, damage consequence category, health consequence category, workbook, etc)
  • Overview of Quantitative RBI (toxic effects, flammable effects, risk calculation, etc)
  • Consequence Analysis (representative fluid, hole sizes, release rate & type, post-leak response, etc)
  • Likelihood Analysis (generic failure frequencies, equipment modification factor, management systems evaluation factor, etc)
  • Damage Mechanism & Corrosion Rate (genral & localized corrosion, SSC, HTHA, remaining life, etc)
  • Inspection Programs Development (inspection technique, inspection effectiveness, measuring risk associated with existing inspection system, etc)
  • RBI Software Application / PROMIA (data modules, upload data, risk assessment, inspection plan, RBI report, link to sap, link to ultrapipe)
  • Discussion and Case Study


At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Confidently explain the differences between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 RBI assessments
  • Understand the reasons for and benefits of implementing RBI
  • Undertake rapid practical RBI implementation
  • Plan successful RBI projects
  • Prepare risk-based inspection plans and optimize maintenance and inspection intervals
  • Recommend suitable risk mitigation actions

Laboratory Exercise

RBI software

Who should attends

  • Refining and petrochemical engineers and inspectors.
  • Engineers and inspection personnel from the pulp and paper, oil and natural gas, and chemical industries may also find the course beneficial.
  • A working knowledge of basic equipment is recommended.
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