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"RBI 2002" Deriving Maximum Value from the Process

Part 1

By Mike Badeen, Reliability Manager at Phillips 66 Co., Mark Geisenhoff, Global Fixed Equipment Leader at Flint Hills Resources, and Lynne Kaley, Director of Reliability Strategy at Pinnacle. This article appears in the May/June 2002 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.
This article is part 1 of a 2-part series.
Part 1 | Part 2


Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) is an emerging technology available to plant engineers and managers as they apply risk directed activities to prioritize work and available resources for equipment management. This paper describes the learning of highly experienced RBI users, sharing results of implementation in their plants. The advantages of making and documenting reasonable assumptions will be explored. Additional benefits of the program will be shared, such as streamlined process reliability studies where RBI information can significantly impact time required for completion. Results of using the API RBI methodology for storage tank analyses will also be presented. The presenters have a combined refinery experience of over 40 years and RBI experience of over 10 years with responsibility for over 20,000 pressure vessels and overall responsibility for equipment integrity in two large refineries.

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