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Overview of API RP 580 - Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

API RP 580, Risk-Based Inspection, Third Edition, is a recommended practice developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) that outlines and explains the basic elements for developing, implementing and maintaining a credible risk-based inspection (RBI) program. It is a generic document on RBI that can be used as a measuring stick by which the quality of any and all RBI methods and work processes could be evaluated to determine if they meet the level of quality prescribed in the RP.

The first edition of API RP 580 was published in May of 2002. The latest is the third edition, published on February 1, 2016. API RP 580 is now an ANSI/API Standard, which was balloted and approved using the ANSI consensus process for creating American National Standards. As such, it becomes a "recognized and generally accepted good engineering practice (RAGAGEP)", for use by all companies in the oil and chemical industry.

API RP 580 is supplemented by the latest edition of API RP 581Risk-Based Inspection Technology, published on April 12, 2016.


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            • Press Release
              AsInt, February 25, 2019

              Together, AsInt and Trinity Bridge have the in-depth knowledge of 581 and over 20 years of experience implementing and managing RBI programs as well as the skills for managing data and designing tools to make your RBI program successful.

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              Inspectioneering Staff, January 3, 2019

              The 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit is just around the corner. The conference presentations, panel discussions, and exhibition kick off on Tuesday, January 29th and run through Thursday, January 31st at the Galveston Convention Center. However, on Monday, January 28th, there will be 14 training courses provided by well-known experts in their respective fields of endeavor. Don’t miss out on these great training opportunities at prices below what other training sources normally charge!

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