Course Description API 580/581

  • Apply the latest techniques in Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and identify the various repair practices of pipelines, piping vessels and tanks in refineries, gas, oil and petrochemical plants.
  • Practice the analysis of defects and degradation of equipment, piping and pipelines.
  • Predict degradation in service and set optimum inspection intervals (API-580/581)
  • Estimate the remaining life based on general data corrected for plant specific conditions
  • Use quantitative, qualitative and semi-qualitative analysis for degraded conditions to determine risk for continued service or should be repaired or replaced.
Who Should Attend
The course is recommended for standard engineers, process plant and pipeline/piping engineers and inspectors responsible for the initial and continued integrity and cost-effective operation of equipment, piping systems and
pipelines Inspection Engineers/Technicians aspiring to sit the American Petroleum Institute

  • ICP Examination for API RP 580 as a
    Pre-Examination training module.
  • Asset Integrity Engineers, Engineering
    Management involved in budgetary
    considerations, Statutory/Regulatory
    Representatives, Inspection Management
Training Methodology
This interactive training workshop includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of total tuition hours:

65% Lectures
25% Workshops & Work Presentations
10% Exercises


Course Outline

This course presents a comprehensive and practical introduction and application of the latest techniques in Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) analysis of inspection results. It discusses practical techniques for application of RBI for the analysis of equipment, piping and pipelines defects and degradation.

The focus of the course is on predicting degradation in service, setting optimum inspection intervals (API 580-581), projecting remaining life based on generic data corrected for plant specific conditions and assumptions, and applying qualitative/quantitative analysis for degraded conditions to determine upon a ‘risk basis’ time to next inspection or failure.

The course includes a discussion on identification of API RP 571 damage mechanisms, risk
management, and risk mitigation strategies. Requirements for input data and information, and the roles of the RBI Assessment Team will be described. Approaches to levels of RBI
assessment and basis for implementation will be examined.

The exercise will give Delegates the opportunity to key elements for implementation of an RBI system to a process facility. No software will be used in this course.

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