API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
08 - 12 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The offshore oil and gas sector is vital to the growth of the world economy. In the oil and gas sector, decision-support technologies like risk management and risk-based inspection methods are crucial. Risk Management is increasingly being mandated by regulations.

This PetroKnowledge training course aims to give learners a thorough understanding of risk-based inspection and the related codes and standards. The keys to these projects' successful execution throughout the operation phase are the project team members' expertise and good knowledge of risk assessment. Understanding the oil and gas industry's operating, inspection, and maintenance needs and procedures is crucial.

This API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods training course will highlight:

  • Risk assessment tools and methodologies
  • Best practice for risk based inspection (RBI) as a part of plant integrity management
  • Main codes and standards of RBI
  • Risk based inspection implementation and case studies
  • Pipeline Risk assessment case studies

What are the Goals?

This training course on API 580/581/ASME PCC-3 will help participants understand Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) techniques and how to apply the main codes and standards related to RBI.

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • Ability to choose from different risk assessment methodologies
  • Understand Risk Based Inspection (RBI) in the oil and gas industry
  • Appreciate the best practice of RBI as part of plant management
  • Understand how to apply different RBI codes and standards
  • Learn about different case studies of RBI in plants and pipelines

Who is this Training Course for?

This API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project Engineers
  • Engineers working in Oil & Gas Integrity Departments
  • Operation and Maintenance Engineers and Technicians
  • Engineers from all disciplines who are new to the risk-based inspection methodologies
  • Managers and Executives who are new to the risk based inspection

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented including: course manual, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and competency assurance tests including pre-assessment and post-assessment tests

The daily topics will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to techniques using examples from case studies and real projects. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring and share their own experiences and lessons learnt from the work domain. This adds greater relevancy to the content.

Organisational Impact

This API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods training course will effectively impact the organization by increasing the service life of its assets, reduce the maintenance and operations cost and minimize the Safety, Environmental and business risks.

The PetroKnowledge training course will further consolidate the following:

  • Risk assessment tools and techniques
  • Best practice of RBI
  • Different codes and standards related to RBI
  • Risk based inspection and how it can be applied to plants and pipelines
  • RBI inspection auditing and techniques

Personal Impact

Upon successful completion of this training course, participants will be able to comprehend and effectively manage the challenges and risks encountered during the development and operation of oil and gas projects within their organizations. 

The API 580/581/ASME PCC-3: Risk-based Inspection Program, Technology and Planning Methods training course is very comprehensive and will address the inspection methodologies and risk-based inspection for plant equipment and pipelines so that participants of any engineering discipline will have a rounded knowledge about risk-based inspection technology and planning.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Risk Assessment Methodologies

 Integrity Management Life Cycle  

  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment Tools (Fault Tree Analysis, Failure Mode, and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Ishikawa diagram, Bow Tie Analysis)
  • Qualitative & and semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Risk Based Inspection

Day Two: Best Practice for Risk-Based Inspection as a Part of Plant Integrity  Management

 Regulations and Guidelines  

  • Application of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)   
  • Role of the RBI team                                    
  • Risk Analysis Procedure                        
  • Development of the inspection plan       
  • Achievement of reliable inspection
  • Feedback from RBI

Day Three: Risk-Based inspection Codes and Standards 

  • API 580 Risk Based Inspection
  • API 581 Risk Based Inspection Technology
  • Inspection Planning Based on Risk Analysis 
  • Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • Storage Tanks
  • ASME PCC-3

Day Four: RBI Auditing and Inspection Techniques 

  • RBI auditing tool 
  • Techniques for Identifying Accident Scenarios
  • Types of Deterioration and Modes of Failure of Pressure Systems and Containment
  • Non-Destructive Tests (NDT) techniques and technologies
  • Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) with applications to pipelines

Day Five: RBI Implementation and Case Studies 

  • Case study of RBI of some plant equipment  
  • Pipeline Risk Management
  • Pipeline Risk Assessment case studies 
  • Plant Safety case studies
  • RBI software  






  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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