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Risk Based Inspection API RP 580 | API RP 581 Manage the integrity of ageing process equipment and pressure vessels

Course Description

API RP 580 introduces the principles and presents minimum general guidelines for developing a RBI program for fixed equipment and piping. API RP 581 provides quantitative RBI methods to establish an inspection program. Together, these two documents comprise a widely-recognized standard for industry-accepted RBI practices. This training course helps attendees understand and use RBI technology, develop a program and learn which RBI procedures and working processes comply with industry standards.

Course Outcome

Upon completion of the Risk-Based Inspection training course, students will have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the recommended practices and requirements of API RP 580, 3rd edition
  • Understand the methodology and apply the concepts of API RBI technology as detailed in API RP 581, 3rd edition
  • List key factors in developing, implementing and sustaining an RBI program
  • Be able to identify which RBI procedures and working processes comply with industry standards
  • Discuss advances made in API RBI technology
  • Demonstrate the value of RBI to decision makers within the organization to garner support for the implementation of a program

Course Outline

  • Overview of Risk Based Inspection
  • Introduction to API RP 580
  • Introduction to the new API RP 581
  • Risk Determination and Inspection Planning
  • Assessing Damage Mechanism and Probability of Failure
  • Assessing Consequences of Failure
  • Assessing Various Risk Determinations
  • Identifying, Understanding and Managing Risk Driver
  • Risk-Based Inspection Planning
  • Financial Risk and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Reassessment and Updating
  • Understanding sensitivities of the risk models

Who should attend

This course is ideal for Engineers, Supervisors, and Managers from the following functions:

  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Maintenance strategy development
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
  • Safety
  • Piping and vessel design

It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most common pressure equipment design codes/standards.