Risk Based Inspection (RBI) assists in understanding the likelihood and consequence of component failure and theresultant risk to plant safety and integrity, and enables the user to establish an inspection regime that reduces the risk to as low as reasonably practicable.
Those responsible for maintaining and managing the integrity of plant have for many years been applying a RBI philosophy. The implementation of a RBI strategy has:
While RBI has served Australian power and process industries well, for many operators it may be time to re-evaluate this strategy in the light of ageing plant, changes to plant operation, such as base-load to cycling, and emerging advanced NDT and metallurgical assessment techniques.
HRL has a team of experience engineers, which over the past twenty years has provided RBI advice and implemented systems for clients in a range of industries with high-value, high-risk assets. RBI services provided include:
For clients that want to maintain plant condition, efficiency and integrity, the HRL RBI and asset optimisation strategy is a market leader that can ensure a shrinking inspection budget is maximised by applying our expertise in materials, mechanical, combustion and process engineering that focuses on where the real issues are.
Benefits of a RBI program may include:
More than 35 years' experience in all aspects of power stations worldwide, from original manufacture through to statutory inspections. Specialising in material selection, risk based inspection regimes, and flaw detection. Read more