Risk-based Inspection

Risk-based Inspection (RBI) training

Qualifying people. Developing future

Qualifying people. Developing future


2nd July 2024 at 9am – 6pm


1 day in-person training.


This webinar on risk-based inspection will provide an overview on RBI principles and what can be achieved by implementing RBI. This course will cover API 580 / EN 16991 framework requirements and some semi-quantitative details on how to apply RBI methodologies, e.g. based on API 581 tools.

Who should attend

The course is designed for inspection and maintenance engineers, corrosion and material engineers, inspectors, NDE personnel, planners and contractors. The focus of the course is on process industry applications, such as oil & gas plants, refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants.

Key benefits and takeaways

Participants will get an overview on existing practices for RBI including technical details and practical issues. In addition, pitfalls will be discussed when implementing RBI within the organization. Case studies will demonstrate practical applications.


The following key topics will be covered:

  • RBI within Asset Integrity and Process Safety Management programs
  • Risk assessment concepts
  • Overview and introduction to the key elements of an RBI program
  • The planning process
  • Degradation mechanisms and failure modes
  • Determination of Likelihood/Probability of Failure and Consequence of Failure
  • Risk-based inspection planning and risk management
  • Reassessment and evergreening


Session 1


  • DISCUSSION: Audience perception of AIM
  • Role of Risk Based Inspection within AIM and Continuous Improvement

Risk Assessment Concepts

  • DISCUSSION: Audience perception of risk assessment
  • What is risk?

Session 2

Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection

  • Key elements of an RBI Program – The major steps
  • Risk = Consequence of Failure x Probability/ Likelihood of Failure
  • Jurisdictional requirements
  • DISCUSSION: What could be typical benefits & limitations for doing RBI

Planning RBI Assessments

  • Establishing objectives & goals of a RBI assessment
  • Resources and budget issues
  • In scope/ out of scope
  • Data quality required versus data available
  • Jurisdictional requirements
  • RBI software versus other IT based solutions like Asset Integrity Software with RBI tool
  • Selecting type of RBI assessment
  • DISCUSSION: Participants experience

Session 3

Degradation Mechanisms and Failure Modes

  • Identification of degradation mechanisms
  • Preparation of corrosion loops
  • Establishment of Integrity Operating Window
  • CASE STUDY: Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking

Assessing Probability/Likelihood of Failure (POF/LOF)

  • Introduction to probability/ likelihood analysis
  • Types of probability/ likelihood analysis
  • CASE STUDY: POF assessment

Session 4

Assessing Consequence of Failure (COF)

  • Introduction to consequence analysis
  • Consequence Categories to be included or not
  • Types of probability/ likelihood analysis

Risk Management and Risk-Based Inspection Strategy

  • The Risk Matrix and Risk Management
  • Inspection effectiveness
  • Intrusive versus non-intrusive strategies
  • Inspection strategies based and RBI results
  • CASE STUDY: Development of an inspection strategy

Session 5

RBI Measure Planning

  • Inspection measures to address specific failure modes and degradation mechanisms
  • Classic and advanced NDE technology
  • Relationship between RBI & FFS assessment
  • Monitoring of critical process parameters – Integrity Operating Window

Reassessment & Updating RBI Assessments (Evergreening)

  • Documentation issues
  • RBI reassessment
  • Knowledge Management
  • CASE STUDY: Evaluation of new inspection results and integration to existing data

Session 6

Closing Session

  • Examples of RBI Pitfalls
  • Q&A session
  • QUIZ: on demand



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