Risk Based Inspection
The reliable and proven Risk Based Inspection (RBI) technology process developed by TCR Advanced, with guidance from API 580/581 and UK HSE, to provide industry with a good engineering practice.
rbiAiOM ® is a fully auditable and transparent software system calculates the risk profile of an item, based on its "active" and "potential" damage mechanism. The technology ensures that the resulting inspection interval for the item is reliably optimized in a safe and cost-effective manner. Operating limits are also defined by the RBI team to prevent an increase in damage rate or the initiation of a new damage mechanism. If business or safety risks are unacceptable, risk-mitigating options are also recommended as a part of the output. TCR’s RBI team study improves both, the team’s efficiency and knowledge sharing at the plant site along with enhancing communication across all departments. Additionally, it captures valuable plant knowledge from senior engineers in the team, encourages the training of junior engineers and augments corporate memory.
The technology is designed to facilitate the successful implementation of RBI technology processes at plant sites across oil and petrochemical industries, chemical, fertilizer and power plants. The technology causes an increase in plant availability, ensures cost saving, minimizes shutdowns, encourages changes in inspection strategies and intervals, and promotes improved safety compliance.
TCR Advanced has an experienced team of professionals that include Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgists, Corrosion Engineers, NDT Experts, RBI Experts, and Project Managers, that provide plants with RBI, Fitness-For-Service (API 579), Material Damage Mechanisms Assessment, Metallurgical Investigation & Failure Analysis, and In-service Inspection. The RBI team study, facilitated by TCR Advanced and rbiAiOM ® software platforms, helps all plant management and operations team to identify and resolve complex technical issues associated with static equipment including reactors, furnaces, strippers, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reformers, boilers, fired heaters with associated items such as interconnected piping and storage tanks.