|Tuesday, June 6, 2023 |
|Thursday, June 15, 2023 |
|Houston, TX |
This course walks participants through the API Recommended Practice 581 Risk-Based Inspection Methodology (3rd Edition) with discussion and exercises designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of key elements of the methodology. API 581 is an industry-recognized and widely adopted methodology for determining risk for RBI. According to API 581, this recommended practice "provides quantitative procedures to establish an inspection program using risk-based methods for pressurized fixed equipment including pressure vessel, piping, tankage, pressure relief devices (PRDs), and heat exchanger tube bundles."
During this three-day course, we will cover how the recommended practice is organized, probability of failure calculation methods for damage mechanisms, consequence of failure, and the risk-based inspection planning process.
In addition to the classroom or online instruction, this course includes excersises designed to help you better understand the RBI methodology defined in API RP 581.
The target audience includes inspection and engineering personnel responsible for fixed equipment mechanical integrity as well as other team members that participate in the RBI process.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
We offer this training in both face-to-face, classroom format as well as online.
This course is available in-house (at AOC) or on-site (at your location) and can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. While we offer this course to the public in our in-house training facility in Houston, Texas, we also provide this course (or variations of this course) in-house or on-site to many other companies around the world.
Attendees are responsible for their own method of transportation, lodging, and meals. AOC does provide lunch for the day of the course.
In addition to our face-to-face, classroom format, we also offer this training online.
All attendees are responsible to provide their own copies of the API RP 581 (3rd Edition) documentation.
Our standard 3-day API 581 Training costs $975 / per participant for our in-house offering at our Houston, Texas Headquarters or for the Online format.
Unlike our API 580 Training, which is offered in concert with API's certification exam schedule, this course is offered as demand dictates. If no sessions are currently listed at the top of this page, please reach out to us using this form to inquire about our next offering.
Leon has over 18 years of experience providing RBI program implementation, management, and training in the refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and chemical industries. Leon has a B.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of Houston and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, Kingsville. In addition to API 580 certification, he is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and a Member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Mike has over 20 years of experience providing Inspection, RBI, PSM program implementation, management, and training in the refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and chemical industries, with half or more working directly for major chemical companies. Mike has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. In addition, he is also certified to API 580.
AOC's policies with respect to cancellation either by the participant or by AOC are as follows:
We have been providing Risk Based Inspection training since our inception. Here are a few reasons why you should consider using AOC as your RBI training provider:
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a national trade association that represents all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. Although it's focus is primarily in the US, API is recognized around the world for a broad range of programs. For more than 90 years, API had been at the forefront of the development of petroleum, natural gas, and petrochemical equipment and operating standards and now has an extensive catalog of codes which standardize industry practices.
API offers an Individual Certification Program designed to recognize working professionals who are knowledgeable of industry inspection codes and standards and who are performing their jobs in accordance with such codes and standards. Adherence to API standards and practices is a legal requirement in many US states and has become widely recognized and adopted in many other countries.
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) is a methodology used to schedule inspections of equipment in industrial plants. Equipment usually consists of piping or fixed equipment such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and storage tanks.
Throughout the refining and petrochemical industry, RBI is becoming an accepted and dominant methodology to schedule pressure equipment inspections. Effective RBI has been proven to improve reliability and safety of such equipment. These benefits have been achieved by mitigating risks (primarily through inspection) associated with loss of containment events caused by damage mechanisms.
RBI is, essentially, a method of optimizing inspection plans so that risk is minimized and return on investment is maximized.
When done correctly, RBI can reduce the frequency of inspections while ensuring the risk does not increase. Conversely, it can shorten inspection frequencies should the risk necessitate it.
This complex nature of RBI has necessitated a need for a formal definition of the methodology.
In 2002, API published it's first edition of their Recommended Practice 580 which formally outlines and explains the basic elements for developing, implementing, and maintaining a credible RBI program.
While Recommended Practice API 580, Risk-based Inspection, provides guidance on developing RBI programs, Recommended Practice API RP 581, Risk-Based Inspection Methodology, provides quantitative methods for calculating POF, COF, and developing risk-based inspection plans.Register Now!
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