Asset Integrity & Reliability

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)

Unlock Operational Excellence through Risk Mitigation

In today’s dynamic industrial landscape, effective risk management and inspection planning are essential. By employing a proactive and data-driven approach, Cognascents’ Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) services ensure optimized inspection planning and resource allocation, ultimately reducing operational risks and enhancing the overall performance and life of your assets.

What is Risk-Based Inspection?

Risk-Based Inspection is a methodology that focuses on prioritizing inspection efforts based on the likelihood and consequences of asset failure. It utilizes a systematic and a qualitative, semi-quantitative or quantitative approach to assess risks associated with assets, enabling informed decisions regarding inspection planning and resource allocation.

How does Risk-Based Inspection work?

Our Risk-Based Inspection process involves a comprehensive analysis of asset condition, historical data, and operational parameters to determine the likelihood of failure and potential consequences. By considering factors such as asset criticality, damage or degradation mechanisms, inspection effectiveness, and regulatory requirements, we develop a risk matrix that ranks assets based on their risk levels. This risk ranking guides the development of an optimized inspection plan, focusing resources on the assets with the highest risks.

Our experienced professionals combine expertise in asset integrity, risk analysis, materials science, and inspection techniques to tailor the Risk-Based Inspection process to your specific industry and asset types. We leverage advanced software tools and industry best practices, such as API 580 and API RP 581, to perform the risk assessment, allowing for accurate identification and prioritization of potential risks.

Benefits of Risk-Based Inspection

  • Enhanced Safety and Reliability
    By prioritizing inspection efforts on assets with the highest risks, our Risk-Based Inspection service helps identify potential failure modes before they occur, reducing the likelihood of accidents, unplanned downtime, and costly repairs. This approach improves the overall safety and reliability of your assets, protecting both personnel and the environment.
  • Cost Optimization
    Risk-Based Inspection allows for efficient allocation of inspection resources, eliminating unnecessary inspections on low-risk assets. By focusing on critical areas, you can significantly reduce inspection costs while maintaining the integrity of high-risk assets. This optimization leads to substantial cost savings in inspection planning, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Compliance with Regulatory Standards
    Our Risk-Based Inspection service ensures that your inspection and maintenance practices align with regulatory requirements and industry standards. By implementing a systematic and documented approach to risk assessment and inspection planning, you can demonstrate compliance with regulatory authorities, minimizing the risk of penalties and legal complications.
  • Improved Asset Performance and Lifespan
    Through proactive risk assessment and targeted inspections, potential asset degradation and failure can be detected early, enabling timely interventions and maintenance activities. This proactive approach helps extend the life of your assets, maximize their performance, and avoid costly asset replacements.

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With our data-driven approach and expertise in asset integrity, inspection planning, materials science, and risk analysis, we can help you optimize inspection planning, minimize risks, and enhance the reliability and life of your assets. Contact us today to learn how our Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) service can improve your asset management practices.