AOC has delivered thousands of sustainable Risk Based Inspection (RBI) programs earning the trust of owner operators.
One of the most important steps in an RBI project is the corrosion study or damage mechanism review.
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.
Achieving zero corrosion-related loss of primary containment in the refining industry.
Asset Integrity Management for all asset families - Rotating, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Fixed Assets
What is Risk Based Inspection?
What impact does Risk Based Inspection (RBI) have on my organization?
Is your Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program aligned with the API 580 Recommended Practice? Are you ready for certification?
What's actually going on inside all of that fancy software? An introduction to the API 581 methodology.
What are your goals for RBI? How will you measure your success? How will you sustain that success?
How does one of the largest chemical manufacturers measure the value of their RBI program?
Developing the value proposition and business case for an RBI program
A case study presenting the methods used to calculate qualitative risk for a critical refrigeration system and the results of the assessment.
How RBI, DMR, and IOW programs can be used to manage reliability of Ethane crackers.
The benefits of utilizing risk-based methodologies for the inspection programs of often overlooked utilities systems
A 26-Year-Old Gulf Coast Chemical Plant Saves over $15 Million in Related Inspection Activities.
130,000 BPD Refinery Implements RBMI Program and projects a $63 Million savings over 10 years.
Implementation of a managed CUI program yields prioritized inspection plans and identifies imminent failures.
Integrating DMR, RBI, and IOWs to manage aging plant reliability
Significant findings, even after ten years.
How many RBI studies have been completed on above ground storage tanks (ASTs)? We have completed hundreds.
Delivering knowledge based asset files from the true sources of data - confidently, accurately, electronically, and in half the time.
The importance of understanding risk and the significant value attainable through the implementation of risk based inspection (RBI)
Using RISK as a basis for maintenance planning
The business case developed for an RBI program - realized benefits and how the on-going value of the program is measured
Since the evaluation of inspection effectiveness for RBI can be so subjective, following these suggestions can greatly improve the process.
This article suggests additional factors to consider when providing process conditions for equipment exposed to low temperatures.
This article suggests additional factors to consider when calculating probablity of failure for equipment exposed to high temperatures.
This article offers guidance on the selection of a representative fluid for use in your RBI consequence evaluation.
Not all vendors are created equal. Some up-front research can go a long way toward a high-quality learning experience.
A long-standing vision of AOC, we are well on our way to meeting the goal of having 100% of our RBI staff certified to API 580.
Reflections on the importance of ensuring your data is accurate and on the impact that having poor data can have on your risk analysis.
Incorrectly assigning process conditions for a particular piece of equipment can result in overlooking a variety of applicable damage mechanisms and a skewed calculation of risk.
Our experts consider why organizations implement RBI, common challenges, and strengths of an RBI champion.
Refrigeration system owner/users who are maintaining their assets as prescribed may be unaware of the damage mechanisms that could affect the reliability of their assets and safety of their personnel.
Things are always changing. Including your risk profile.
One of our consultants brings Risk Based Inspection into the grade school classroom for Career Day.