Asset Optimization's Inspection Group provides our partners with comprehensive inspection resources to further support our internal needs and the needs of our partners. Consisting of both API-certified inspectors and ASNT-compliant technicians, our inspection team offers a variety of visual inspection and NDE services.
AOC has delivered thousands of sustainable Risk Based Inspection (RBI) programs earning the trust of owner operators.
Key parameters and mitigating actions for variables that may dramatically affect the intended design life of your asset
A maintenance system designed in which elements work together as a quality system for maximum returns
AOC delivers the policies, procedures, work processes, knowledge and actions such as preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and condition monitoring tasks.
An interdependent assessment of your people, process, and technologies for a confident path forward
One of the most important steps in an RBI project is the corrosion study or damage mechanism review.
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 does a Risk Analyst do and how do I become one?
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?
What do I need to do to be a Risk Analyst?
Developing the value proposition and business case for an RBI program
How important are they?
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.
How a young NDE technician's critical discovery caused a shell and tube exchanger to be pulled and returned to the fabricator.
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
Compliance? | Best Practice? | Risk Reduction? | One Step at a Time? | Capture Personnel Knowledge? | All Of The Above?
Heat exchanger failures contribute to over $146M in losses for a large refining enterprise.
Significant findings, even after ten years.
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...
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
An upgrader is brought safely back into production a year ahead of expectations, avoiding an opportunity cost exceeding $300 million.
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.
Scott Jones, President of AOC, talks about our decision to add an Inspection Service Group to our team. This addition to AOC is indicative of our continued commitment to providing high quality services to our clients and partners.
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.
This article identifies several factors to consider during data collection as well as points out some guidelines for selecting potential inspection locations.
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.
An interesting discussion in which several engineers find common ground.
One of our consultants brings Risk Based Inspection into the grade school classroom for Career Day.