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

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