Risk Based Inspection - REL-61

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering / Reliability
Level: Intermediate
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About the course
The risk-based approach requires a systematic and integrated use of expertise from the different disciplines that impact plant integrity. These include design, materials selection, operating parameters and scenarios, and understanding of the current and future degradation mechanisms and risks involved. Risk-based methodologies enable the assessment of the likelihood and potential consequences of equipment failures. Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) provides companies the opportunity to prioritize their equipment for inspection; optimize inspection methods, frequencies, and resources; and develop specific equipment inspection plans. This results in improved safety, lower failure risk, fewer forced shutdowns, and reduced operational costs.
Designed For
Inspection maintenance, production, and other plant engineers and technicians responsible for the safe on-going operation of pressure-containing equipment in oil and gas facilities.
You will learn
  • To apply fundamental principles of risk analysis, using practical application through case histories and a step-by-step evaluation process for each type of damage mechanism
  • To quantitatively determine probability of failure of pressure equipment, analyze consequences of failure, and develop an appropriate inspection plan
  • About the fundamental principles of component integrity, application of the API rules, material properties of strength and toughness, and the introduction to stress and fracture mechanics
  • How to assess the integrity of equipment and make projections about remaining useful life
  • Assessment of existing static equipment to increase the equipment capacity and to extend service life; API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
  • To apply and use API RP 580 and API RP 581 recommended practices; for pressurized components (e.g. pressure vessels and piping), these assessments can be used to determine optimum inspection intervals through the considered application of ASME section V NDE techniques
Course Content
  • RBI philosophy based on API RP 580
  • Risk-based decision making fundamentals and tools
  • Technical integrity and mechanical properties of pressure equipment
  • Understanding and managing risk
  • Fires, vapor cloud explosions (VCE), and boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions (BLEVE)
  • API risk-based inspection methodology
  • Damage mechanisms affecting pressure equipment in the oil and gas industry
  • Non-destructive examination techniques (NDE and NDT)
  • API RP 581 Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
  • Fitness for service assessments using API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
  • Inspection plan development and implementation
  • RBI rollout and management