European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

IXb-R31: BasicRIMAP
CWA 15740 RIMAP and the new EN standard

Course code: 161334
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Aleksandar S. Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH), Dr. Gopika Vinod (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), Prof. Dr. Petar Stanojević (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The focus of the course is given to the document, CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740: 2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It aims to explain reasons to develop the European procedure, differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology.


 At the end of the course, students are expected to:

-have basic knowledge about CWA
-understand the essential elements of risk based assessment of industrial assets
-be able to make a proposal for the establishment of RBIM (Risk-based Inspection and Maintenance) policies in their companies

Target Attendees / Participants

The course is dedicated to:

  • professionals (engineers, managers, inspectors, legislators, …) who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of risk based inspection
  • other professionals dealing with risk and safety in industry
  • individuals with no previous experience in the field of risk based inspection, but willing to extend their knowledge and take up new roles in this field within their companies
  • university students of Steinbeis European Master Program in Risk Engineering and Management, and similar programs.

Course Content by Units

Unit 1: Risk, sources of risk, risk identification, risk perception

1.1 Hazards, Risks and Safety
1.2 Risk sources
1.3 Perception of risk
1.4 Risk management
1.5 RBI Methodology Overview
1.6 Hazard identification techniques – HAZOP
1.7 Introduction to the qualitative assessment approach
1.8 Application of AHP to risk ranking

Review of the main topics. Questions and answers


Unit 2: Risk-based inspection and maintenance procedures for European industry (RIMAP; CEN document CWA 15740)

Normative References
2.2 RIMAP Framework
2.3 RIMAP Requirements
2.4 RIMAP within the overall management system
2.5 Limitations
2.6 Compatibility with other known approaches
2.7 RIMAP Procedure
2.8 Data collection and validation
2.9 Multilevel risk analysis (ranging from screening to detailed)
2.10 Introduction to the quantitative and semi-quantitative risk assessment
2.11 Determine PoF
2.12 Determine CoF
2.13 Risk assessment
2.14 Decision making / action plan
2.15 Execution and reporting
2.16 Performance review / Evergreen phase


Unit 3: Power Industry Demo Case, RIMAP

3.1 Conclusive summary
3.2 Introduction
3.3 RIMAP Procedure
3.4 Application example “DEMO A”


Teaching Methods

The course 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


  1. Lecture Notes CWA 15740 RIMAP - The Basics
    version of September 11, 2012
  2. Transparencies, version of September 12, 2012
    • RIMAP Procedure
    • Case Study
  3. [RIMAP] (2002a) D2.1 Generic RIMAP Procedure; report version 6. RIMAP RTD Consortium, 2002
  4. [RIMAP] (2002b) I3.6 RIMAP Software; report version 0. Jovanovic, Balos, Perunicic; MPA Stuttgart, 2003.
  5. [RIMAP] (2002c) D4.1 RIMAP Application Workbook for Power Industry; report version 1. Ref. No.: 4-41-W-2002-01-0. Jovanovic, Auerkari, 2002
  6. [RIMAP] (2004) D3.1 Risk Assessment Methods for use in RBIM (with appendices). Ref.Nr. 3-31-F-2004-01-1, RIMAP Consortium 2004.
  7. “Best practice for Risk Based Inspection as a part of Plant Integrity Management” by J.B. Wintle, B.W. Kenzie, G.J. Amphlett and others, ISBN 0717620905, Health and Safety Executive (HSE Books), (CRR 363/2001);
  8. EN473 – “Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel – General principles”, European Committee for Standardization (CEN), (under revision as EN 473:2007)
  9. ANSI/API RP 530 – “Calculation of heater-tube thickness in petroleum refineries”, American Petroleum Institute (API), (2003);
  10. EEMUA Publication 159 – “Users' Guide to the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Above Ground Vertical Cylindrical Steel Storage Tanks” (3rd Edition), ISBN 0859311317, Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (2003);

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(Course profile ID: IXb-R31:, generated on September 25, 2021)