RBI: Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Software

Full-featured RCM with risk based inspection

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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.

Software Features

Designed with the specific needs of oil & gas, chemical and power plants in mind, RBI provides full-featured support for reliability centered maintenance analysis (RCM) together with a flexible and intuitive interface for risk based inspection (RBI) analysis. You can start by using RBI's customizable risk discovery feature to perform a quick qualitative assessment that saves time and effort by identifying the specific assets that require the full RBI analysis. When you are ready to perform a more detailed quantitative analysis for selected components, RBI leads you through the detailed RBI assessment process for all of the equipment and component types covered in API RP 580/581, including compressors, heat exchangers, pipes, pressure vessels, pumps, tanks and pressure relief devices.

Synthesis Integration

With integration into the Synthesis Platform, analyses are now stored in a centralized database that supports simultaneous access by multiple users and shares relevant reliability information between Synthesis-enabled software tools. For enterprise-level repositories, both Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® are supported.

Available Training

ReliaSoft offers a two-day training course that presents an introduction into risk based inspection based on API RP 581, with hands-on training in the use of the RBI software for analysis, data management and reporting.

Applications and Benefits

Some of the potential applications and benefits for using Risk Based Inspection (RBI) analysis techniques and ReliaSoft's RBI software tool as part of your organization's asset management program include the ability to:

  • Rank assets using a customizable qualitative risk discovery rating system, and then use a quantitative analysis based on industry standards to predict the risk for selected assets.
  • Develop an inspection schedule that optimizes inspection time and cost while maintaining acceptable risk based on the recommended inspection types and inspection date for each asset.
  • Use Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) techniques to develop scheduled maintenance plans that will provide an acceptable level of functionality, with an acceptable level of risk, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
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Software Capability Highlights

RBI Standards
(principles and concepts)

  • API RP 580 and RP 581
  • ASME PCC-3-2007

RBI Analysis

  • Define Risk Categories (risk tolerance)
    • Failure Probability
    • Area Consequence
    • Financial Consequence
  • Define Management Systems Score
  • Easy to add RBI equipment types and components to the flexible system hierarchy
  • Specify units for temperature, pressure, etc.
  • Quick Qualitative Assessment
    • Configurable Rating Scales
    • Select Equipment for Detailed Analysis
  • Detailed RBI Assessments
    • Compressor
    • Heat Exchanger
    • Pipe
    • Pump
    • Tank650
    • Vessel / FinFan
    • Pressure Relief Device (PRD)
  • Detailed Results
    • Damage Factors
    • Probability of Failure
    • Financial Consequences
    • Area Consequences
    • Recommended Inspection Date
    • Area Risk and Financial Risk plots

Tools and Utilities

  • Flexible templates for imports, queries and reports
  • Links and attachments
  • Action alerts via e-mail, SMS text message or Synthesis portal message

Full-Featured RCM

  • RCM Standards
    • SAE JA1011/1012
    • MSG-3
    • NAVAIR 00-25-403
    • Option to use your own custom profile
  • Support for RCM Logic
    • Equipment Selection
    • Failure Effect Categorization (FEC)
    • Maintenance Task Selection
      • Run to Failure
      • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
      • Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
    • Option to customize the logic
  • Calculations and Planning
    • Optimum Replacement Time
    • Cost per Operating Time
    • Average Availability
    • Flexible Task Packaging

Easy to Find and Reuse Data

  • Browse or query to import existing data
  • Use keywords to find and import existing record descriptions
  • Copy/paste and drag/drop

Integrated FMEA Capabilities

  • Configurable for all types of FMEA
  • Shipped profiles for major FMEA standards, or use your own custom profile
  • Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs)
  • Criticality Analysis
  • Track Corrective Actions
  • FMEA reports, charts and dashboards

Import Types

  • Microsoft Excel® - build and manage custom templates for import/export
  • Import from Xfmea, RCM++, MPC and XFRACAS

File Output

  • Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft Word®
  • Easily export to *.pdf, *.rtf or *.html from Word or Excel

Synthesis Integration

  • Use published models to define the RAMS characteristics of items
  • Work with a Failure Modes and Reliability Analysis (FMRA) that is synchronized with BlockSim
  • Use FMEA data to build fault trees in BlockSim
  • Share system configuration and failure mode data with XFRACAS
  • Export data from an MPC analysis
  • Push calculated/simulated reliability and availability to metrics

Documentation and Training

Integration into the Synthesis Platform

Centralized Data Storage

  • Standard Repository
  • ReliaSoft Synthesis File (emulates the standalone file saving behavior from prior versions)
  • Microsoft SQL Server® or Oracle®
  • Shared analysis settings and data
  • Automatic backups

Simultaneous Access by Multiple Users

  • Single-user, multi-user and enterprise deployments
  • Flexible user access levels
  • Check projects in/out

Integration Between Synthesis Applications

  • Facilitate effective collaboration
  • Leverage overlap of reliability activities
  • Encapsulate reusable information
  • Create/share statistical models and metrics (KPIs) based on analysis results
  • Update multiple analyses simultaneously

Project Planning, Actions and Messages

  • Integrated Project Planner
  • Create/track action items
  • Send/receive messages within the software
  • Create automated e-mail notifications
  • Actions Explorer (filter and sort all actions in the project)

Managing Analysis Projects

  • Project Categories, Item Categories and Synthesis Identifiers
  • Synthesis Explorer (filter, sort and create dashboards based on all analyses in the database)
  • Locked/Private Projects
  • Restore Points and History Log
  • Links and Attachments

 

Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)

  • Share key analysis information using any web-enabled device
  • Track, manage and update progress

Synthesis API

  • Transfer data and analyses between systems
  • Leverage some analysis and plotting engines used in Synthesis

Available Services

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