Risk Based Inspection
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) is a proven methodology used to optimize inspection activities based on risk analysis. RBI defines the risk of operating process equipment as the combination of two separate elements, the consequence, and the likelihood of failure.
Our risk based inspection techniques adhere to international codes and standards, replacing time based inspection with a number of significant advantages:
- Reduced operational risk
- Increased plant availability and reduced unplanned outages
- Reduced inspection and maintenance costs without compromising safety or reliability
- A flexible technique able to continuously improve and adapt to changing risk environment
- Inspection techniques and methods clearly defined and based on thorough understanding of potential failure modes
Risk based inspection is however largely misunderstood. In today’s Oil and Gas industry it is often poorly implemented and this greatly reduces its effectiveness. Most integrity service providers sell the technique purely on the capabilities of their own proprietary risk based inspection software and pay little attention to the relevant damage mechanisms in play and the practical / theoretical methodologies of mechanical integrity.
AIE’s materials, inspection and engineering expertise allows us to deliver an RBI that encompasses all the benefits that risk based inspection methodologies can offer.
We Implement Risk based Inspection For:
Our independent approach means that, unlike our competitors, we are not restricted to a single risk based inspection software and are therefore able to implement the appropriate database to meet our client’s needs. We not only have working relationships with a number of leading RBI software providers but also have considerable experience working with older assets where an existing system simply needs to be updated or modified.