European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

RBI Probability of Failure - Damage Factors

September 19 - 21, 2012
ISIM Timisoara Romania

Lecturer: Petar Stanojević

The focus of the course 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 well elaborated examples are included.

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

  • main principles of the RBI
  • Damage Factors used in RBI PoF Analysis

The course is dedicated to:

  • engineers, managers, inspectors, legislators (university level)
  • engineers working in maintenance petroleum/power/process industry
  • other professionals dealing with risk and safety in industry
  • university students of Steinbeis Master of Risk Engineering and Management program and similar programs

SHB Course V-R33 RBI PoF, RBI Probability of failure - Damage Factors
(RiskROM, Module III Determination of probability of failure in an API RBI assessment - Damage Factors)

For each damage factor following issues will be treated:

  • overview on the degradation mechanism
  • description of degradation
  • preliminary analysis criteria (screening)
  • required data
  • effectiveness of inspection

III-1 Probability of Failure Calculations

III-1.1 Calculation of Probability of Failure
III-1.2 Generic Failure Frequency
III-1.3 Damage Factor
III-1.4 Damage Factor Combination for Multiple Damage Mechanisms
III-1.5 Inspection Effectiveness Category
III-1.6 Management Systems Factor
III-2 Damage Factors
III-2.1 Thinning Damage Factor
III-2.2 Component Lining Damage Factor
III-2.3 SCC Damage Factor – Caustic Cracking
III-2.4 SCC Damage Factor – Amine Cracking
III-2.5 SCC Damage Factor – Sulphide Stress Cracking
III-2.6 SCC Damage Factor – HIC/SOHIC-H2S
III-2.7 SCC Damage Factor – Carbonate Cracking
III-2.8 SCC Damage Factor – PTA Cracking
III-2.9 SCC Damage Factor – CLSCC
III-2.10 SCC Damage Factor – HSC-HF
III-2.11 SCC Damage Factor – HIC/SOHIC-HF
III-2.12 External Corrosion Damage Factor – Ferritic Component
III-2.13 CUI Damage Factor – Ferritic Component
III-2.14 External CLSCC Damage Factor – Austenitic Component
III-2.15 External CUI CLSCC Damage Factor – Austenitic Component
III-2.16 HTHA Damage Factor
III-2.17 Brittle Facture Damage Factor
III-2.18 Temper Embrittlement Damage Factor
III-2.19 Embrittlement Damage Factor
III-2.20 Sigma Phase Embrittlement Damage Factor
III-2.21 Piping Mechanical Fatigue Damage Factor

Get more info and register for the course now:

Registration deadline: September 12, 2012

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In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on April 22, 2021)