API 580 and 581 - Risk-Based Inspection & Base Resource Document

Chintamani M. Khade

The course is based on API RP 580 Risk-Based Inspection and API Publication 581, Base Resource Document. The course first explains feasible means and alternatives for achieving a successful RBI program without undue complications.

This course deals with RBI framework and methodology in a simple straightforward manner to establish and implement a risk-based inspection program best suited for the company's objectives.

Its utility is based on the premise that a few vital pieces of equipment in a process plant contribute most of the risk. Consequently, if these few pieces of equipment can be identified, then testing and inspection can be focused on them rather than several low-risk items.

RBI helps to prioritize their equipment for inspection, optimize inspection methods and frequencies, and develop effective inspection plans commensurate with the risk contribution and equipment condition.

The course is focused on the methodology of implementing RBI in the Oil and Gas industry. It covers advanced knowledge of RBI implementation in addition to the knowledge required for passing the Certification Examination.

The candidates should possess at least one certification out of API 510, API 570, or API 653 certifications.

DAY 1 - Introduction

  • Bench Mark Quiz 
  • Introduction to RBI 
  • Introduction To API 580
  • API 580 Section 1: Scope and Applications 
  • API 580 Section 3: Important Definitions 
  • API 580 Section 4: Basic Risk Assessment Concepts
    • What is Risk
    • Risk Management and Risk Reduction
    • The evolution of Inspection Intervals and Due dates
    • Overview of Risk Analysis
    • Inspection Optimization
    • Relative Risk VS Absolute Risk
  • API 580 Section 5: Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection
    • Key Elements of the RBI Program
    • Consequence and Probability for RBI
    • Types of RBI Assessment 
  • API 581 Edition 2000 - Case Study on Qualitative Analysis


  • API 580 Section 5: Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection (continued) 
    • Precision VS Accuracy
    • Understanding how RBI can help to manage operating Risk
    • Management of Risk
    • Relationship between RBI and other Risk-Based and Safety Initiatives
    • Relationship between Jurisdictional requirement
  • API 580 Section 6: Planning the RBI Assessment 
    • Getting Started
    • Establishing Objectives and Goals of RBI
    • Initial Screening
    • Establishing Operating Boundaries
    • Selecting a type of RBI
    • Estimating Resources and Time Required
  • API 581 – 2016 - Part 1 – Inspection Planning using API RBI Technology 
    • Probability of Failure
      • Generic Failure Frequency
      • Management Systems Factor
      • Damage Factors
    • Consequence of Failure
      • Level 1 Analysis
      • Level 2 Analysis
    • Risk Analysis
      • Determination of Risk
      • Risk Matrix
    • Inspection Planning Based on Risk Analysis
      • Risk Target
      • Inspection Effectiveness
      • Inspection Planning
  • API 581-2016 – Part 2 – Determination of Probability of Failure in an API RBI Assessment 
    • Determination of Probability of Failure
    • Damage Factor Combination for Multiple Damage Mechanisms
    • Inspection Effectiveness Category
  • Case Studies and Discussions on Probability of Failure


  • Case Studies and Discussions on Probability of Failure (continued) 
  • API 580 Section 7: Data and Information Collection for RBI Assessment
    • RBI Data needs
    • Data Quality
    • Codes and Standards – National and International
    • Sources of Site-specific Data and Information
  • API 580 Section 8: Damage Mechanism and Failure Modes
    • Damage Mechanisms
    • Failure Modes
    • Accumulated Damage
  • API 580 Section 9: Assessing Probability of Failure
    • Unit Measure of Probability Analysis
    • Types of Probability Analysis
    • Determination of POF


  • API 581- 2016 -Part 3 Consequence of Failure
    • Consequence Analysis – Level 1
    • Determine Representative Fluid and Associated Properties
    • Release Hole Size Selection
    • Release Rate Calculations
    • Estimate the Fluid Inventory Available for Release
    • Determine the Release Type ( Continuous or Instantaneous)
    • Estimate the Impact of Detection and Isolation Systems on the Release Magnitude
    • Determine the Release Rate and Mass for Consequence Analysis
    • Determine Flammable and Explosive Consequences
    • Determine Toxic Consequences
    • Determine Non Toxic, Non Flammable Consequences
    • Determine the Component Damage and Personnel injury Consequence Areas and Final Consequence Areas
    • Determine the Financial Consequences
  • Case Studies and Discussions on Consequence Analysis – Level 1
  • API 580 Section 10 : Assessing Consequence of Failure
    • Types of Consequence Analysis
    • Unit Measure of Consequence Analysis
    • Consequence effect Categories
    • Determination of Consequence
  • API 580 Section 11 : Risk Determination, Assessment and Management 
    • Determination of Risk
    • Risk Management Decisions and Acceptable Level of Risk
    • Risk Presentation
    • Risk Management


  • API 580 Section 12: Risk Management with Inspection Activities 
    • Managing Risk by Reducing Uncertainty Through Inspection
    • Identifying Risk Management Opportunities from RBI Results
    • Establishing an Inspection Strategy Based on Risk Assessment
    • Managing Risk with Inspection Activities
    • Managing Inspection Costs with RBI
    • Assessing Inspection Results and Determining Corrective Action
    • Achieving the Lowest Life Cycle Costs with RBI
  • API 580 Section 13: Other Risk Management Activities 
  • API 580 Section 14: Reassessment and Updating RBI 
    • RBI Reassessments
    • Why Conduct an RBI Reassessment?
    • When to Conduct an RBI Reassessment
  • API 580 Section 15 : Roles, Responsibilities, Training, and Qualifications 
    • Team Approach
    • Team Members, Roles, and Responsibilities
    • Training and Qualifications for RBI Application
  • API 580 Section 16 : RBI Documentation and Record Keeping
  • API 580 Section 17 : Summary of Risk-Based Inspection Pitfalls 
  • Discussion

What is API 580 and 581 training course objective?

The main goal of the API 580 and 581 training course is to ensure that participants gain a thorough comprehension of the API 580 Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and API 581 Risk-Based Inspection Technology standards. In general, PetroSync's main objectives are:
  • Introduction to the basic concept of Risk-Based Inspection and the basis for the API  580 RBI program and methodology
  • Understand the purpose, scope, and examination of the critical steps in the RBI process
  • Overview of deterioration mechanisms and failure modes affecting the plant equipment
  • Introduction to the risk-based inspection priority matrix  and the means to utilize its results in determining inspection priorities
  • Introduction to the iso-risk plot and its use, especially in combination with the risk-based inspections priority matrix  
  • Discussion of risk-based inspection documentation and record-keeping needs
  • Understanding of the basic concepts of risk acceptance, risk assessment, risk perception,risk mitigation, and managing residual risk.

Who should join API 580 and API 581 training course by PetroSync?

This course will specifically benefit Engineers, Supervisors, Managers and Individuals who are responsible for implementing risk-based inspection programs within their own company or plant facility.
Some of the relevant roles such as Mechanical integrity, Equipment Reliability, and Inspection Personnel responsible for maintaining the serviceability of process plant equipment based on a cost-effective inspection program.

Each attendee must bring a Laptop computer with the Microsoft operating system and Scientific Calculator

Chintamani M. Khade

International Certified Trainer

Chintamani M. Khade is a specialist on Materials & Damage Mechanisms. He has more than 19 years experience as Department Head of NDT, Welding Inspection, In Service Inspection in India, Middle East, Southeast Asia & Africa. Currently, he is the technical director of Empirical Technocrats.

He conducted training for various API Certification Preparatory, NDE methods, ASNT & ISNT Level III, advanced NDT Methods, welding inspection, Construction codes, ASME Sections II, Section IX, Section V, ASME Sec. VIII div. 1, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, AWS D1.1, UT, MT, PT, VT, RT & Basic for ISO 9712 level 2 & level 3.

He has been a team leader of 100+ multidiscipline NDT technicians, metallurgists & Welding inspectors during various shutdown jobs in Qatar Petroleum, Massaid refinery, Qatar in March – June 2005, March - April 2009 & October November 2009. Executed in service inspection of nearly 800 pressure vessels, Static & rotary equipments, Plant process piping & storage tanks as shutdown coordinator.

  • Code PST0245-202301
  • Start Date 22 May, 2023
  • End Date 26 May, 2023
  • Locations Bandung, Indonesia
  • Cost USD 2850
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  • Start Date 20 Nov, 2023
  • End Date 24 Nov, 2023
  • Locations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Start Date 18 Dec, 2023
  • End Date 22 Dec, 2023
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