COURSE NAME:API 580-581 Risk Based Inspection - RBI


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  • In-service Inspection play vital role in Refineries and Process Plants. If in-service inspection plan not properly focused or oriented, then equipment and piping suffers many leakages/ failures. These failures lead to major shutdowns which results in loss the production or some time to disasters.
  • This course presents the general methodology of Risk Based Inspection, identifies the key elements of an RBI program, and discusses how to implement an RBI program.  The course will include a discussion on identification of API RP 571 damage mechanisms, API 510/ 570/ 653 inspection methodologies, risk management, and risk mitigation strategies.  Requirements for input data and information, and the roles of the RBI Assessment Team will be described.  Approaches to levels of RBI assessment and basis for implementation will be examined.
  • The exercise will give Delegates the opportunity to key elements for implementation of an RBI system to a refining/production facility by properly designed case studies.  Kindly note that as ITC do not represent any other commercial organization, NO SOFTWARE WILL BE USED IN THIS COURSE.


  • This 5-days course aims at understanding of the nature of corrosion patterns, exact causes of corrosion, prediction of locations where corrosion would take place and where to focus the in-service inspection efforts to get best results in minimum efforts. The course helps the participants to get a thorough overview optimum implementation of API in-service inspection program. In other words estimate the level of RISK and orient in-service inspection accordingly
  • The course heavily relies on practical utility of this Recommended Practice by covering several examples, exercises and case studies.


Session 1

  • Benchmark Quiz
  • What are causes and patterns of various corrosions in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Objectives of in-service API inspection programs (510/570/ 653)
  • Understanding of effectiveness of standard API inspection programs (510/570/ 653)
  • Discussion on limitation of standard API inspection programs (510/570/ 653).
  • Quick overview of API (510/570/ 653) codes.


Session 2

  • BASIC CONCEPTS. What is Risk?
  • Risk Management and Risk Reduction
  • The Evolution of Inspection Intervals.
  • Inspection Optimization
  • Relative Risk vs. Absolute Risk


Session 3

  • Introduction To Risk Based Inspection
  • Consequence and Probability for Risk-Based Inspection
  • Types of RBI Assessment
  • Precision vs. Accuracy
  • Understanding How RBI Can Help to Manage Operating Risks
  • Management of Risks
  • Relationship Between RBI and Other Risk-Based and Safety Initiatives
  • Relationship with Jurisdictional Requirements


Session 4

  • Planning Of RBI Assessment
  • Establishing Objectives and Goals of a RBI Assessment
  • Establish Operating Boundaries
  • Selecting a Type of RBI Assessment
  • Estimating Resources and Time Required



Session 5

  • Various Methodologies Of RBI Assessment (Qalitative, Semi-Quantitative and Quantitative Analysis)
  • Case Study 1 – Qualitative Analysis.
  • Discussions on Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2 – Qualitative Analysis
  • Discussions On Case Study 2
  • Assessing Probability Of Failure
  • Introduction to Probability Analysis
  • Units of Measure in the Probability of Failure Analysis
  • Types of Probability Analysis Determination of Probability of Failure
  • Home Work - 1


Session 6

  • Points to recall day – 1
  • Assessing Consequences Of Failure
  • Introduction to Consequence Analysis
  • Types of Consequence Analysis
  • Units of Measure in Consequence Analysis
  • Volume of Fluid Released
  • Consequence Effect Categories

Session 7

  • Case Study 3 – Quantitative Analysis
  • Probability and Consequences Analysis of Case Study - 3
  • Determination of Risk
  • Risk Management Decisions and Acceptable Levels of Risk
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Risk Presentation,
  • Establishing Acceptable Risk Thresholds Risk Management


Session 8

  • Managing Risk by Reducing Uncertainty Through
  • Identifying Risk Management Opportunities from RBI and Probability of Failure Results
  • Establishing an Inspection Strategy Based on Risk Assessment
  • Managing Risk with Inspection Activities
  • Managing Inspection Costs with RBI
  • Assessing Inspection Results and Determining Corrective Action
  • Achieving Lowest Life Cycle Costs with RBI




Session 9

  • Other Risk Management Activities
  • Equipment Replacement and Repair .
  • Evaluating Flaws for Fitness-for- Service
  • Equipment Modification, Redesign and Rerating


Session 10

  • Emergency Isolation
  • Emergency Depressurizing/De-inventory
  • Modify Process
  • Reduce Inventory
  • Water Spray/Deluge, Water Curtain
  • Blast-Resistant Construction
  • Home Work - 2




Session 11

  • Points To Recall day – 2
  • Case Study – 4
  • RBI Reassessments
  • Why Conduct a RBI Reassessment?
  • When to Conduct a RBI Reassessment?
  • Home work - 4



Session 12

  • Points to Recall Day 4
  • Team Approach
  • Team Members, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Training and Qualifications For RBI Application



Session 13

  • Post test inspection
  • RBI Documentation and record keeping
  • RBI Methodology
  • RBI Personnel
  • Time Frame
  • Assignment of Risk
  • Assumptions Made to Assess Risk
  • Risk Assessment Results
  • Mitigation and Follow-up
  • Codes, Standards and Government Regulations



Session 14


  • Final Exam – Closed Book
  • Final Exam – Open Book
  • Feed Back
  • Concluding session RBI Course
  • The course ideally suited for the professionals involved in maintenance and in-service inspection (API 510/ 570/ 653) of Pressure Vessel Piping, Storage Tanks, and Rotary Equipment. Also the representatives of Plant Management can also participate.
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    The presentation is generally appealing to me. The dedication & devotion of the instructor are both laudable & admirable.
    Mohammed F. Alotaibi

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    Coldstorec Group Of Saudi Arabia

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    Saudi Aramco

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    Al Khodari Company

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    Al Khodari Company

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    Al Khodari Company

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