Advanced Risk Based Inspection

Event Date 22- 23 October, Location – Amsterdam, The Netherland

Masterclass Overview

RBI stands for Risk Based Inspection and is a methodology applied in the Hydrocarbon and Chemical Processing Industry as part of their Process Safety Management. This is done in order to operate and manage assets and Equipment which is exposed to hazardous chemicals and pressure in a safe manner. The approach is one of many methodologies used to maintain assets are in a safe and reliable condition to keep the chemicals/fluids/gases inside of the pressure boundaries as per the original design criteria. In most countries around the globe, the surveillance of these pressure vessels or pipelines containing hazardous chemicals are regulated with rigid inspection programs.


  • Inspection & Maintenance personnel
  • Materials & Corrosion engineers
  • Plant Reliability engineers
  • Non-destructive testing engineers
  • Materials and corrosion engineers
  • Plant inspectors responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks
  • Technicians responsible for the safe on -going operation of pressure containing equipment in oil and gas facilities and HSE personnel
  • Production and other plant engineers
  • Unit & Maintenance superintendents/supervisors
  • Refinery, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Process Industries
  • Design & Engineering Consulting Organizations
  • Asset Integrity Professionals
  • Whoever is working related to RBI

Meet your Prominent Facilitator

Dr.-Ing. AleksandarJovanovic

CEO, Steinbeis- Transferzentrum Advances Risk Technologies(R_Tech) (Stuttgart)

Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic is expert in Risk Based Inspection (Most experienced European RBI Trainer)and has overall 35+ years Experience.He has been active as an engineer and researcher in industry, research and teaching since 1977 (EU, Japan, USA).

Since 2001, he is the director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Advanced Risk Technologies in Stuttgart, Germany providing consultancy in the areas of risk

assessment and management for industry and public sector. As from 2006 is also the CEO of European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and the EU Project Director at ZIRIUS (Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart), teaching the courses in the area of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Risk. His previous teaching assignments were in France (ÉcolePolytechnique, lecturer, director of research), Japan (University of Tokyo, guest lecturer), USA (La Jolla), VTT Finland (visiting professor) and other countries.

He has worked in industry (e.g. in USA), for The European Community (e.g. in Italy) and for the universities (e.g. the University of Stuttgart, Germany). He also acted as Seconded National Expert (Germany) with the EU in Brussels, Belgium, Directorate-General Research – Industrial Technologies and Materials.

A. Jovanovic has a long-year professional experience as project manager of many (50+) large international/multinational projects in the area innovation management, new technologies, emerging risk management, structured project management, advanced data analysis and data mining, and related areas.


  • Co-author of the OECD Study “Future Global Shocks”, OECD, June 2011
  • Jovanovic, O. Renn, O. Salvi, Eds. (2010). 2nd iNTeg-Risk Conference: New Technologies & Emerging Risks / Dealing with multiple and interconnected emerging risks, INTeg-Risk, Stuttgart (Germany). Steinbeis Edition 2010, ISBN: 978-3-938062-33-3, pp. 492
  • Jovanovic, Ed. (2009). 1st iNTeg-Risk Conference: Dealing with Risks of Tomorrow’s Technologies, INTeg-Risk, Stuttgart (Germany). Steinbeis Edition 2009, ISBN: 978-3-941417-40-3
  • Jovanovic, A. (2008). (Chairman) CEN CWA 15740:2008 (“Risk-based Inspection and Maintenance”
  • Jovanovic, A. (2007). Methods and tools for integrating the considerations of risks in research work on advanced materials: dealing with non-performance and adverse impacts as main concerns (opening lecture). Einfluss der Werkstoffe auf Zukunftsbranchen 5. Werkstoffkongress 8./9. November 2007, MontanuniversitätLeoben, Leoben, Austria
  • Jovanovic, A., Filipovic N. (2006). Innovative modelling methods: Application of Dissipative Particle Dynamics to simulation of damage in self-healing of polymer-coated surfaces. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 44, 637-648, Warsaw 200
  • Jovanovic, A., Balos, D., Colantoni, D., Auerkari, P. (2005). Failure risk analysis of a high-temperature piping system in a power plant – application of RIMAP approach. ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS (Materials Structures Components Reliability), Elsevier 2005
  • Jovanovic, A. (2004). Overview of RIMAP project and its deliverables in the area of power plants. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 81, 815-824, Elsevier 2004
  • Jovanovic, A. (2003). Risk-based inspection and maintenance in powerr and process plants in Europe. Nuclear Engineering and Design 226 , 165-182, Elsevier 2003
  • Jovanovic, A et al. (2002) Assessment of cracks in power plant components by means of the HIDA knowledge-based system (KBS). International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 78, 1053-1069, Elsevier 2002
  • Jovanovic, A. (2001). Current European efforts on establishing a guideline on risk-based life management of components in power and process plants: EPERC-TTF3 and RIMAP projects. Proceedings of Baltica V 2001 International Conference, Porvo, June 2001
  • Jovanovic, A. (2000). Extending the concept of Risk-based Inspection (RBI) to Risk-based Life, Management (RBLM). State-of-the-art Resource Document prepared for and under a subcontract of JRC, Petten, May 2000, EU DGIII (EUR report), Luxembourg, pp. 174

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About The Netherlands

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Start Time

9:00 am

October 22, 2019

Finish Time

5:00 pm

October 23, 2019


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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