European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

VA
RBI - Basics

Course code: 161328 (MOD)
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 3 days (27h)
Lecturers: MA Svetozar Eremić (NIS Gasprom Neft Refinery Pancevo), Dr. Snežana Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies), Michael Renner (Asset & Corrosion Management Consultancy), Dr.-Ing. Jörg Michael Bareiß (EnBW AG)
Assessment: Written Exam Transfer Paper [optional topic for Project Study Paper]
Credit points: 5 CPs

Short description

This module also offers topics related to the main topics of health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.). Furthermore, the course is illustrated by a number of examples, presents commonly used methods, in particular the issues like (1) Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management, (2) Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk), (3) Dose-Response Functions, (4) Risk Perception and Communication, (5) Variability and Uncertainty, (6) Cumulative Risk Assessment, (7) Risk Assessment, Management and Law and (8) Application to Public Health- WHO Methodology. The second part of the module has focus on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry.

Objectives


3.1.Knowledge

This module provides basic knowledge in main areas important for risk assessment in industrial plants. It covers the main topics of health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The first part of the module is dedicated to the overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.). Furthermore, it presents commonly used methods and covers issues like (1) Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management, (2) Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk), (3) Dose-Response Functions, (4) Risk Perception and Communication, (5) Variability and Uncertainty, (6) Cumulative Risk Assessment, (7) Risk Assessment, Management and Law and (8) Application to Public Health- WHO Methodology. The second part is focused on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry. The part elaborates the basic concepts of API 581 and explains the principles of Risk Based Inspection.

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

  • general terms used in the area of risk, risk management and risk assessment;

  • respective methods used in this field of analysis

3.2 Skills

The participants will master skills needed for quantitative procedures to establish an inspection program for pressurized fixed equipment by using risk-based methods. The procedure includes calculation of probability and consequence of failure, risk analysis and inspection planning based on the assessed risk. The pressurized fixed equipments covered by this course are pressure vessels, piping, tanks, pressure relief devices and heat exchanger tube bundles.

For each type of equipment foreseen the steps of the procedure will be followed up:

  1. calculation of probability and consequence of failure
  2. risk analysis and
  3. inspection planning based on the assessed risk. 

3.3 Competences

Competences that the students are expected to master are needed for leading the RBI teams for performing the RBI analysis for static equipment and use of risk analysis to produce an inspection plan for a petrochemical plant.

Course Content by Units


Public Health:

  1. Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management
  2. Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk)
  3. Dose-Response Functions
  4. Risk Perception and Communication
  5. Variability and Uncertainty
  6. Cumulative Risk Assessment
  7. Risk Assessment, Management and Law
  8. Application to Public Health – WHO Methodology
RBI:

  1. Probability of Failure
  2. Consequence of Failure
  3. Risk Analysis
  4. Inspection Planning Based on Risk Analysis


Probability of Failure:

  1. Pressure Vessels and Piping
  2. Atmospheric Storage Tanks
  3. Pressure Relief Devices
  4. Heat Exchanger Tube Bundles

Teaching Methods


This course

  • consists of ex-cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • provides exercises for home work and
  • preparation for the final exam.


Literature

 

  1. The course participants will receive the training material consisting of transparencies (download), as used by the lecturers during the course.Lecture Notes API RBI Concepts in Industry
  2. Lecture notes: Probability and Consequence of Failure of Equipment


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(Course profile ID: VA, generated on November 19, 2018)