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MC124 - Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods

MC124 - Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods

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Milano, ITA
Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

To download the course brochure, please click HERE. If you are unable access the registration link for the session in Europe, please contact us at or +32.2.743.1543

This two-day MasterClass provides an in-depth examination of the risk analysis principles, guidance, and implementation strategies presented in the ASME Standard PCC-3, Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods.  The methods presented, although broadly applicable, have been specifically developed for applications involving fixed pressure-containing equipment and components.  The program provides guidance to owners, operators, and designers of pressure-containing equipment for developing and implementing a risk-based inspection program.  These guidelines include means for assessing a risk-based inspection program and its plan. The approach emphasizes safe and reliable operation through cost-effective inspection.

This course conveys practical information on how to perform RBI to help manage operating risks. Discussion on the background of the analysis methods and their application are presented through the ASME Standard PCC-3, Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods.  The class includes detailed example problems that demonstrate how the analytical techniques are to be applied, and their limitations. 

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
 - Explain the fundamentals of risk-based inspection and the implementation strategies presented in ASME Standard PCC-3, Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods
 - Identify and evaluate damage mechanisms, damage mechanism resources, and failure modes
 - Apply risk analysis techniques to reduce uncertainty and identify opportunities for risk reduction

Who Should Attend
This masterclass is intended for pressure vessels engineers, inspection and reliability personnel working for owner-users, or engineering and design construction firms in the refining, petrochemical, and other comparable industries that desire a practical understanding of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI).

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Special Requirements
Attendees are encouraged to discuss actual scenarios encountered as part of a class discussion.

This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME PCC-3 and risk-based concepts.

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  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC124
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Philip Henry, P.E. is Technical Advisor for the Equity Engineering Group, Inc., and has over 25 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industries. He is responsible for engineering consulting services in the areas of Pressure Relief, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow. Mr. Henry is a specialist in the design, installation, sizing and selection of pressure relief devices and relieving systems and is currently Chairman of the API Pressure Relieving System Subcommittee’s Task Force on STD 520 related to the design and installation of pressure relieving systems. He conducts audits of pressure relieving systems to ensure compliance with OSHA PSM legislation and ASME, API and DIERs Standards, Codes and Publications. Additionally, he teaches the official API Pressure Relieving Systems course.

Mr. Henry is actively involved in the development of technology for the API Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) methodology. He is co-author of the re-write of API 581, "Risked-Based Inspection Technology" and is responsible for the development and implementation of Risk-Based Inspection programs for fixed equipment, pressure relief valves and heat exchanger bundles at several refining and petrochemical plants. He has developed consequence models for use within RBI programs.
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