Effective Risk Based Inspection

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.

Introduction to Risk Based Inspection

  • Data Collection for RBI
  • Risk Analysis
  • Consequence of Failure
  • Likelihood of Failure
  • How Inspection Affects Risk
  • Assessing Inspection Effectiveness
  • RBI Inspection Planning
  • RBI Inspection and Task Management
  • Benefit & Limitations of RBI
  • Case Studies
  • Example of major chemical accidents/incidents with inspection or materials & corrosion
  • Short comings as cause of the incidents


  • OBTAIN highly practical approaches to a strategy that will help to improve and optimize inspection activities and effort whilst maintaining or even improving safety
  • IMPLEMENT new systems for your own organization that will assist in developing inspection excellence
  • GAIN new techniques and discover new tools that will improve your inspection and asset integrity performance
  • IMPROVE your own way of dealing with inspection issues by self assessment and worked examples
  • LEARN the value of generic and individual knowledge and specific data
  • LEVERAGE the value of information to develop effective decision making strategies
  • FOCUS your time, skills and capabilities on critical areas that will make a significant difference to your asset performance
  • BENCHMARK against best practices


  • 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

Start Time

9:00 am

October 18, 2018

Finish Time

5:00 pm

September 19, 2018


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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