RISK-BASED INSPECTION (RBI)

How Do You Prioritize Equipment in your Inspection Programs?

Risk-Based Inspection — A Smarter Way to Inspect

Risk-based inspection (RBI) quantifies risk and gives you the wisdom to make informed decisions about how, where, and when to inspect assets. Remove uncertainty by evaluating your equipment and refocusing inspection efforts onto the highest-risk items.

Unlike a time-based approach, RBI identifies potential damage mechanisms and prioritizes an in-service inspection program based upon the probability of failure and consequence of failure. By adjusting coverage on lower-risk items and focusing on high-risk equipment, you can increase equipment run life, save money on unnecessary inspections, and have fewer unanticipated failures.

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Align inspection strategy with risk & budget

Develop a repeatable risk assessment

Proactively evaluate service changes impact

Reduce risk of unexpected tank failure

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Consulting Service Areas

Optimize inspection plans by factoring risk into your decision-making process using the industry’s only fully-compliant API 581 calculator.

Develop an integrated risk management approach by collaborating with structural, materials and corrosion, and rotating equipment and vibration engineers.

Implement an RBI program at least two years before a TAR to strategically plan inspection activities, maintain equipment reliability, and control costs.

Identify potential data discrepancies in the process units to achieve a more accurate inspection plan.

Extend quantitative RBI principles to all tanks in a terminal or tank farm to determine internal inspection dates.

Apply RBI principles to piping and other rotating equipment to assess fatigue failures and prioritize remediation for in-service installations.

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RBI Expertise

E2G’s risk-based inspection engineers have supported the implementation of RBI programs for many refining, energy, petrochemical, and chemical facilities across North America. As a pioneer in RBI methodologies, our experts collaborate with E2G’s materials & corrosion experts to deliver the most experienced engineering consultancy for your RBI implementation.

Our RBI experts:

  • Have 250+ years of combined field experience
  • Served as lead investigators on API 581
  • Developed the only API-branded and fully compliant API 581 RBI software
  • Collaborate with Fitness-for-Service (FFS) and Materials & Corrosion experts to manage an asset’s lifecycle