Risk Based Inspection (RBI) - A Mechanical Integrity Best Practice

What are your goals for RBI? How will you measure your success? How will you sustain that success? We will answer these questions and examine all the components that make up delivering and being able to sustain an RBI asset integrity management program as a best practice.
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) - A Mechanical Integrity Best Practice

As a mechanical integrity best practice, the following aspects of RBI will be explored:

Current asset integrity practices, roles, responsibilities and examples of gaps that may exist, as well as the importance of developing a rapport with those earmarked to manage the new program.

Develop procedures and work processes should include as a minimum the following parts:

  • MI Policy and Strategy
  • Training Personnel
  • Managing Information
  • Controlling Documents
  • MI System Description

Work Flow should include as a minimum the following parts:

  • Identify Asset Integrity (AI) processes and equipment
  • Collecting Data and Information
  • Determining Potential Degradation Mechanisms/Failure Mechanisms
  • Assessing Risk -if required
  • Developing Inspection and Maintenance Plans
  • Executing Inspection and Maintenance Plans
  • Evaluating Activity Results
  • Communicating Results
  • Measuring Performance

Quality Procedures

Equipment Strategies and installation procedures

Task Procedures

Training

Lunch and Learn Inquiry

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Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Implementation and Planning

AOC has delivered thousands of sustainable Risk Based Inspection (RBI) programs earning the trust of owner operators.

Integrity Operating Window Development

Key parameters and mitigating actions for variables that may dramatically affect the intended design life of your asset

Development of Mechanical Integrity (MI) Procedures and Processes

A maintenance system designed in which elements work together as a quality system for maximum returns

RAM, RCM, FMEA, FMECA and Bad Actor Analysis

AOC delivers the policies, procedures, work processes, knowledge and actions such as preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and condition monitoring tasks.

Mechanical Integrity Assessments

An interdependent assessment of your people, process, and technologies for a confident path forward

Damage Mechanism Review / Corrosion Study

One of the most important steps in an RBI project is the corrosion study or damage mechanism review.

End-of-Life, Remaining-Life, and Fitness-for-Service Assessments

When evaluation of inspection results suggest that an asset is near its end of useful life, Fitness for Service evaluations can determine if the asset us suitable for continued operation.

Corrosion Control Planning

Achieving zero corrosion-related loss of primary containment in the refining industry.

Reliability Based Asset Management - AIM for all asset families

Asset Integrity Management for all asset families - Rotating, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Fixed Assets

Related Training

API 580 Training

Is your Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program aligned with the API 580 Recommended Practice?

API 580 RBI Training (Online)

Need to study API Recommended Practice 580 on your own?

API 580 RBI Overview

What impact does Risk Based Inspection (RBI) have on my organization?

RBI/MI Overview

What is Risk Based Inspection?

Equipment Data Collection

What information do we need to collect to support a Mechanical Integrity and/or RBI program?

Damage Mechanism Identification and Review

How do we identify and quantify the damage mechanisms that affect our equipment?

Estimate Risk

How do I estimate risk using the information that I have?

Activity Planning, Execution, and Evaluation

How do I plan and perform inspections and tests?

Manage Changes and Communicate Results

How do I ensure that my MI/RBI program is up to date and communicate to stakeholders?

Reliability Revolution - Measuring the Value of an RBI Program

How does one of the largest chemical manufacturers measure the value of their RBI program?

Value Proposition

Developing the value proposition and business case for an RBI program

Related Knowledge

RBMI Implementation Saves Refinery $63 Million

130,000 BPD Refinery Implements RBMI Program and projects a $63 Million savings over 10 years.

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in Plant Equipment and Piping

Implementation of a managed CUI program yields prioritized inspection plans and identifies imminent failures.

Safe Operation of Aging Hydrogen Generation Plants

Integrating DMR, RBI, and IOWs to manage aging plant reliability

The MI Assessment - Understanding Your Mechanical Integrity Goals

Compliance? | Best Practice? | Risk Reduction? | One Step at a Time? | Capture Personnel Knowledge? | All Of The Above?

Production Loss Accounting - Heat Exchanger Bad Actor Analysis

Heat exchanger failures contribute to over $146M in losses for a large refining enterprise.

Risk Based Inspection: What To Expect

Significant findings, even after ten years.

OSHA Compliance

What do you do when you are on the job for six weeks and you have a toxic leak twice the release of the recent DuPont event? Not to mention the fact that it is only 1992 and OSHA 1910.119 is just getting started...

Storage Tank RBI

How many RBI studies have been completed on above ground storage tanks (ASTs)? We have completed hundreds.

Time to Value - Asset Integrity Management

Delivering knowledge based asset files from the true sources of data - confidently, accurately, electronically, and in half the time.

Implementing RBI in Remote Locations

The importance of understanding risk and the significant value attainable through the implementation of risk based inspection (RBI)

An Update on Risk Based Inspection (RBI) (RMC-12-46)

Using RISK as a basis for maintenance planning

From Fitness for Service to Reliability-Based Mechanical Integrity

An upgrader is brought safely back into production a year ahead of expectations, avoiding an opportunity cost exceeding $300 million.

Risk Based Asset Management - Delivering and Sustaining Value

The business case developed for an RBI program - realized benefits and how the on-going value of the program is measured