In the evolution of inspection programs, fixed-interval inspection regimens were replaced by a condition-based monitoring approach where calculations were made for corrosion rates and thought was given to damage progression and damage mechanisms. Condition-based monitoring was better than the time-based approach, but the consequences of failure were not yet factored into the decision-making process. Condition-based monitoring was then followed by Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), where inspection programs are defined on a risk basis, considering damage mechanisms, probability of failure and related consequences.
The NIMA RBI approach was developed based on the guidance given in API Recommended Practices 580/581, focusing on the generation of inspection programs that improve operator knowledge about the damage state of their equipment to reduce uncertainties and clearly define the level of risk.
NIMA Tanks RBI provides the basis for intelligent decision-making regarding inspection frequencies, the extent of inspection and the most suitable type of Non-Destructive Testing applicable to Atmospheric Storage Tanks (AST).
Our webinar will be presented in two live sessions on April 29, 2020:
8:00 am – 9:00 am   London time (BST)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Houston time (CDT)
Veronica Andrea Dominguez
Senior Integrity Engineer, ROSEN in Malaysia
Veronica is a Senior Integrity Engineer at Rosen. After earning her master’s degree as Material Engineer from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, she worked for 14 years for YPF and Repsol. At YPF, a national Argentinian oil and gas company, she was responsible for inspection and integrity planning and handled execution in refinery equipment, storage tank terminals, LPG storage plants and liquid transportation pipelines. In 2012, she moved to Tergo Engineering as an independent consultant associate, leading mechanical integrity projects of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas facilities, such as oil and gas pipelines, refinery process plants and E&P facilities. She joined ROSEN in 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, holding certificates in risk-based inspection API 580 and API Inspector 653, 510, 570.
Senior Engineer, ROSEN UK
Richard Elsdon is a Senior Engineer with a focus on Risk-Based Assessment (RBA) and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI). He has more than 10 years of experience in the development and implementation of RBI schemes and practiced the application of RBA for offshore and onshore facilities and pipelines. Richard has been involved in a range of projects related to Asset Integrity Management, such as Integrity Management System reviews and implementations, Fitness for Purpose and the development of client specific risk-based solutions.
Head of Business Line NDT Diagnostics, ROSEN USA
Ryan Gane has worked for ROSEN for over 10 years in the storage tank and terminal piping integrity management group. He has performed inspections and organized inspection projects utilizing advanced inspection technologies. He holds API certificates 653, 570 and 580.
Rei Wizwan Bin Abdullah Nawawi
Business Development Manager, ROSEN in Malaysia
Rei stands at the forefront of the vibrant moving technology industry: Advance NDT & API compliance inspection services. He is a graduate of MARA University of Technology, Malaysia, and holds certificates in API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector and API 570 Piping Inspector. Rei has been working with ROSEN since 2007, with responsibility for the inspection and maintenance of in-line inspection tools. In 2010, he moved to develop the NDT Diagnostics division based in Johor, Malaysia. Rei has advanced his career in operations and project management of NDT Diagnostics and currently works as Business Development Manager for Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and other customers in Asia Pacific.
KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understand the key elements of successful RBI programs.
- Learn about the data required for a valuable RBI assessment.
- Gain insights into current AST inspection technology updates.
- Optimize inspection effectiveness by aligning inspection technologies to damage mechanisms.
This webinar is aimed at inspection and integrity professionals with responsibilities in storage tank integrity management.