European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IXb-R33: RBI PoF
RBI Probability of Failure - Damage Factors

Course code: 161335
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Dr. Gopika Vinod (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), Prof. Dr. Petar Stanojević
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of well elaborated examples are included.

Objectives

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

  • main principles of the RBI
  • Damage Factors used in RBI PoF Analysis

Target Attendees / Participants

The course is dedicated to:

  • professionals (engineers, managers, inspectors, legislators, …) who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of risk based inspection
  • other professionals dealing with risk and safety in industry
  • individuals with no 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
  • university students of Steinbeis European Master Program in Risk Engineering and Management, and similar programs.

Course Content by Units

Unit 1: Probability of Failure Calculations

· PoF Calculations

Review and conclusions of the Unit 1. Questions and answers.

 

Unit 2: Damage Factors – Part I

· Thinning Damage Factors

· Lining Damage Factors

Review and conclusions of the Unit 2. Questions and answers.

 

Unit 3: Damage Factors – Part II

· SCC Damage Factor

Review and conclusions of the Unit 3: Questions and answers

 

Unit 4: Damage Factors – Part III

· External and other Damage factors

Review and conclusions of the Unit 4: Questions and answers

 

Unit 5: Review

Final discussion and 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] API RP581: 2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology
[2] API 653: Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction, Fourth Edition, Includes Addendum 1 (2010), Addendum 2 (2012)
[3] API 570: Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Third edition (2009
[4] API Standard 579-1/ASME FFS-1, Fitness-For-Service, Second Edition (2007)
[5] Caustic stress corrosion cracking of carbon steels, The institute for paper chemistry, Appleton, Wisconsin, Project 3589, Final report, 1986
[6] www.corrosion4dummies.com
[7] www.matsceng.ohio-state.edu
[8] Nickel Alloys and welding products for polithionic and chloride containing refinery environments, C.S. Tassen and J.R. Crum, www.specialmetals.com
[9] www.corrosionlab.com
[10] www.nde.com
[11] www.heat-terat-doctor.com
[12] http://www.industrialheating.com
[13] http://www.materialsengineer.com
[14] http://www.metallurgist.com
[15] http://www.asme.orgReference


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(Course profile ID: IXb-R33:, generated on November 19, 2018)