European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Risk Based Inspection - Advanced

Course code: 161332
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 17 days (153h)
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Petar Stanojević (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies), Prof. Dr. Aleksandar S. Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH)
Assessment: Transfer Paper [optional topic for Project Study Paper]
Credit points: 5 CPs

Short description

The module is devoted to the advanced issues of RBI analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of consequences of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. It starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the module. The methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples. The second part looks at the document CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740:2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It explains the reasons to develop the European procedure and its differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology. The focus of the last part of the module is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of elaborated examples are included.


At the end of the module, students are expected to have basic knowledge about:

  • what are types of consequences and what kind of consequences can be calculated using RBI methodology
  • what is the scope of this calculation, models and required data for calculation
  • applicability, advantages and constrains of Level 1 and Level 2 calculation of consequences
  • steps in calculation of consequences of failure at Level 1 and 2, as defined by API 581, including premises and assumptions
  • the essential elements of risk based assessment of industrial assets according to the RIMAP approach
  • Damage Factors used in RBI PoF Analysis
  • main principles of the RBI

Target Attendees / Participants

University students of Steinbeis European Master Program in Risk Engineering and Management, and similar programs.


Course Content by Units

Overview of Consequences Analysis in API RBI

Consequence categories

Consequence Analysis Calculation Procedure (Level I and II)

RIMAP Procedure

Multilevel risk analysis

Case Study

PoF Calculations

Damage Factors (Thinning / Linin / SCC / external)

Teaching Methods

The module includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit


Defined in the courses

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(Course profile ID: IXb, generated on September 24, 2021)