RISK-BASED INSPECTION IMPROVES SAFETY OF PRESSURE EQUIPMENT

01/16/1995
John T. Reynolds Shell Oil Co. Houston Refiners and petrochemical producers spend millions of dollars each year trying to improve the mechanical-integrity record of the processing industry. But the challenge lies in determining where to focus the industry's limited resources to effect the largest impact on equipment safety. A new risk-based inspection program has been developed to help processors: Determine the highest-risk equipment Design an inspection program that not only finds corrosion, but also reduces the risk of equipment failure. With the help of this risk-based inspection (RBI) method, companies can cost-effe...
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