Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

1. Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

Risk based inspection is a risk assessment and management process that is focused on the loss of containment of pressurized equipment in processing facilities, due to material deterioration. These risks are managed primarily through equipment inspection. In most processing plants, a large percent of the total unit risk will be concentrated in a relatively small percent of the equipment items. These potential high-risk components may require greater attention, perhaps through a revised inspection plan.

Saudi QTech – LifeTech’s RBI methodology can be used to manage the overall risk of a plant by focusing inspection efforts on the process equipment with the highest risk. Our RBI methodology provides the basis for making informed decisions on inspection frequency, the extent of inspection, and the most suitable type of NDT.

Benefits of Using RBI

  • Meaningful risk reduction and improved plant availability and safety
  • optimize the limited budget of the inspection and maintenance departments
  • Extend shutdown and inspection intervals
  • Optimize inspection methods and avoid over-inspection
  • Legislative compliance

RBLXTM is a quantitative/semi-quantitative cost-effective risk based inspection software suite, developed by LifeTech Engineering, which can be used in implementing RBI, Corrosion Risk Assessment (CRA), Remaining Life Assessment, and Life Extension projects.

RBI Approach