10 major problems of RBI – Solved!

10 major problems of RBI – Solved!

Uncategorized, Why new RBI?
As an RBI practitioner, you might have experienced ever returning problems in the asset integrity workflow. We have selected 10 major issues originating from the current RBI practices, to exercise with. This article introduces a holistic solution to all of them, through the science based and novel RBI methodology we created. Prepare for novel ideas beyond the traditional thinking and read on. Problems: NDT tools and coverage Firstly, cheaper corrosion inspection tools (manual UT) remain overwhelmingly popular. In return, they produce a false scatter of thickness readings. This scatter often triggers follow-up inspections, can also drive incorrect decisions.More importantly, the choice of UT spots and the extent of inspection coverage is a 'boomerang' problem in every RBI round. One solution is expanding the inspection coverage. Though, it isn't a panacea…
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5 Levels of Risk Analysis. How many do you have?

5 Levels of Risk Analysis. How many do you have?

Mission Impossible, Why new RBI?
Equipment risk analysis is a core activity in plant risk management. Many spears were broken about prioritizing individual equipment monitoring and risk controls, to ensure its safe and reliable operation. We have arrived to the capability of performing risk assessments at 5 levels of depth. This multi-level approach enables a two-fold cost/benefit optimization: analysis cost is minimized and a risk cost analysis is enabled where required. This article shows applications to pressure equipment inspection planning (RBI). Drivers for multi-level RBI We naturally recognize two levels of approach to engineering problems: First-pass system screening for criticalityIn-depth analysis of critical elements only This sequence of tasks well optimizes time and efforts. The only precaution is not to get locked into the screening step (1) solely. Critical objects require a detailed analysis (2)…
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Why new RBI?

Why new RBI?

Why new RBI?
Here we start a new series of posts which explain what exactly is offered by our New Generation Asset Integrity strategy and tactics. Please don't hesitate to communicate your thoughts or critics. Welcome aboard our rocket ship! Issues with traditional RBI? Risk Based Inspection planning (RBI) is on the scene for decades. Its rightful concept of proportioning integrity budgets to failure risks is a great common-sense solution for cost optimization. The ever increasing budget savings pressure highlighted one major inability of the published RBI methodologies though. Financial management of industrial plants has set a question, which integrity management personnel can't reply: 'How much budget saving results from integrity management costs?' What happens is that both parties - integrity responsible and finance responsible - are striving to adopt a correct decision,…
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