European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IXb-R30: CAA
Consequence Analysis in an API RBI Assessment

Course code: 161333
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Dr. Hari Prasad Muruva (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), Dr. Gopika Vinod (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), Prof. Dr. Petar Stanojević, MA Svetozar Eremić (NIS Gasprom Neft Refinery Pancevo)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

This course teaches how to calculate the consequence of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. The course starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the course. Methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples.

Objectives

At the end of the course, students are expected to have basic knowledge about:

  • what are types of consequences and what kind of consequences can be calculated using RBI methodology
  • what is the scope of this calculation, models and required data for calculation
  • applicability, advantages and constrains of Level 1 and Level 2 calculation of consequences
  • steps in calculation of consequences of failure at Level 1 and 2, as defined by API 581, including premises and assumptions

Target Attendees / Participants

The course is dedicated to:

  • professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of risk based inspection
  • other professionals dealing with risk and safety in industry
  • individuals with previous experience in the field of risk based inspection, but willing to extend their knowledge and take up new roles in this field within their companies.
  • Students

Course Content by Units

Unit 1: Definitions - General

· Consequence categories

· Collateral damage/Domino effects

 

Unit 2: Overview of Consequences Analysis in API RBI

· Level 1 Consequence Analysis

· Level 2 Consequence Analysis

 

Unit 3: Consequence Analysis Calculation Procedure

· Consequence analysis procedure

 

Unit 4: Consequence Analysis – Level 1

· Determine the Representative Fluid and Associated Properties

· Release Hole Size Selection

· Release Rate Calculation

· Estimate the Fluid Inventory Available for Release

· Estimate the Impact of Detection and Isolation Systems on Release Magnitude

· Determine the Release Rate and Mass for Consequence Analysis

· Determine Flammable and Explosive Consequences

· Determine Toxic Consequences

· Determine Non-Flammable Non-Toxic Consequences

· Determine the Component Damage and Personnel Injury Consequence Areas

· Determine the Financial Consequences Probability of Failure

Review and conclusions of the Unit 4: Questions and answers

 

Unit 5: Consequence Analysis – Level 2

· Determine the Fluid Composition and Associated Properties

· Release Rate Calculation

· Estimate the Fluid Inventory Available for Release

· Determine Release Type

· Estimate the Impact of Detection and Isolation Systems on Release Magnitude

· Determine the Release Rate and Mass for Consequence Analysis

· Determine Flammable and Explosive Consequences

· Determine Toxic Consequences

· Determine Non-Flammable Non-Toxic Consequences

· Determine the Component Damage and Personnel Injury Consequence Areas

· Determine the Financial Consequence

Review of main course issues and final discussion

 

Unit 6: Review

Review of the main course issues

Closing the course

 


Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit

Literature

  1. Lecture notes: Consequence Analysis in an API RBI Assessment
    version of September 11, 2012
  2. Transparencies, version of September 13, 2012
  3. API RP581: 2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology
  4. Methods for the calculation of Physical Effects, CPR 14E, “Yellow book”, Editors: C.J.H. van den Bosch, R.A.P.M. Weterings, (2005)
  5. GUIDELINES FOR Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Analysis, CCPS (2000)


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(Course profile ID: IXb-R30:, generated on November 19, 2018)