Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) is an approach used to assign risk to particular assets within a facility, and then use that risk to prioritize and drive inspection strategies. In the oil and gas industry, it is guided by the American Petroleum Institute (API) RP 580, “The Recommended Practice for Risk-Based Inspection.”

Pinnacle applies RBI theory in a systematic and standardized manner that provides objective assessments and repeatable results. We will help you select an appropriate RBI methodology, and then execute that methodology through a regimented process of gathering documentation, mining of critical data, predictive damage modeling, consequence of failure assessments and RBI planning. As a result, facilities receive a set of optimized inspection strategies that efficiently target loss of containment risk.

We pride ourselves on possessing fluency in a variety of RBI software packages, each of which apply the API 580 concepts in a variety of ways. We are able to effectively utilize the various packages to perform the RBI assessments, and fully train the owner/operator to manage the RBI process once the assessment is complete. Pinnacle’s team of experts can also evergreen  the program by updating risk profiles and inspection tasks and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) that track systematic improvements based on risk management, reduced downtime and program execution efficiency

Pinnacle’s RBI services will help you optimize your inspection strategies by enabling you to determine where to focus your inspection efforts, when to perform the inspections and what methods to use for the greatest effectiveness. Overall, our approach will help organizations gain valuable insight into the condition of their assets so that data driven decisions can be made (for example, when to replace or repair an asset or when to recommend a design upgrade). By targeting areas of high-risk and performing prescribed inspections, facilities are able to reduce unplanned failures, decrease overall loss of containment risk and increase the efficiency of their inspection programs.

Services Include:

  • Data Gathering
  • Data Mining
  • Predictive Damage Modeling
  • Consequence of Failure Assessments
  • RBI Planning
  • Evergreening
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