API – 580: Risk based Inspection services

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) is a methodology that involves a quantitative assessment of the probability of failure and Consequence of failure associated with each piece of equipment in service. The RBI program classifies individual equipment into specific categories based on risk and prioritizes inspection work based on that category.

The primary objectives in implementing an RBI program are to produce an inspection strategy that clearly states

WHAT: The equipment that needs to be inspected
WHEN: The optimum interval between inspections
HOW: Specify the right technique to detect the defects that a particular component is most likely to develop

The RBI is used to identify and understand existing risk factors and to prioritize testing-related activities. A prioritized approach allows us to focus on high-risk items rather than low-risk devices, improving overall reliability and reducing costs in terms of both NDT testing and potential device failures. The RBI inspection plan describes the type and schedule of inspections of assets at the manufacturing facility.

RBI inspection programs should be enhanced with specialized software that helps collect and analyze data to predict corrosion and damage patterns and adjust inspection schedules accordingly. EMIS personnel has the excellent knowledge and expertise of providing risk-based inspection programs integrated with different proprietary Inspection analysis software and Inspection database program.

Contact EMIS today to learn more about how we can help you keep your most valuable assets safe, protected, and save money with predictable results.