RBI Software Features
ReliaSoft’s RBI software facilitates risk based inspection (RBI) analysis for oil & gas, chemical and power plants in adherence to the principles and guidelines presented in the American Petroleum Institute's recommendations in the API RP 580 and RP 581 publications, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ recommendations in the ASME PCC-3-2007 publication.
Full-featured Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and FMEA / FMECA functionality is also included.
Multi-User Access and Intelligent Integration
Analyses are stored in a centralized database that supports simultaneous access by multiple users and shares relevant information between Synthesis-enabled software tools. This enables you to build and manage a valuable, keyword-searchable knowledge base of product reliability information and lessons learned that can be shared throughout your organization. For enterprise-level repositories, both Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® are supported.
Easy to Find and Reuse Existing Analysis Data or Phrases
The software provides an array of tools to help you find and reuse descriptions from any existing analysis and to select phrases from predefined templates or phrase libraries. You also can use fully customizable Excel® templates to quickly import system configurations and/or analysis data from external data sources.
Quick Qualitative Assessment
You can configure the risk discovery ratings feature to provide a quick qualitative RBI analysis that can save time and effort by estimating an asset's importance in terms of risk. By doing this quick assessment, you can focus your limited resources (both time and money) on those assets that pose the greatest risk, both physically and financially.
Quantitative RBI Analysis
For the components that need the detailed quantitative analysis, the software includes all of the equipment and components listed in the American Petroleum Institute's RP 581 document for risk-based inspection technology. This includes compressors, heat exchangers, pipes, tubes, tanks, HEXTUBEs and pressure relief devices. When adding a component, RBI provides a wizard that guides you through the steps of defining the general properties and selecting the applicable damage factors. You can then enter the relevant damage factor properties and consequence properties and finally generate the results.
Full-Featured RCM and FMEA
Your RBI analyses can be integrated into the same interface with reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and/or failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). This gives you the flexibility you need to choose the most appropriate analyses for each asset or component, and manage all of the analysis information together in the same analysis project.
Flexible Reports, Queries, Charts and Diagrams
The software provides a complete set of print-ready reports, flexible ad-hoc queries, charts and diagrams that allow you to present analysis information in the most effective ways to support decision-making.
Why Upgrade to RBI 10?
- Major upgrades to the Synthesis Platform®, such as an integrated Project Planner with expanded actions tracking, automated watches and alerts, easier to find and filter analyses, batch properties editor for managing resources, better integration with Active Directory® for user account management, and the option to implement a Synthesis Enterprise Portal website.
- New Area Risk and Financial Risk plots that show the risks vs. the various critical dates during the analysis, and the ability to set the measurement unit for many RBI properties.
- Enhancements for FMEA and RCM capabilities, such as linked FMEAs, Smart Add, the ability to filter the system hierarchy, interactive FMEA block diagrams, FMRA dashboards, etc.