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In a constantly changing industrial world, operational efficiency is the key to success. Risk Based Inspection (RBI) is a strategic approach to optimizing industrial inspections by identifying critical elements, both from a safety and a cost point of view.

How does the RBI method work?

RBI is based on a structured assessment of equipment criticality. Using a “Probabilities – Consequences” matrix, we highlight the most critical equipment to monitor.

The aim is then to define inspection plans, i.e. how and how often to inspect and maintain industrial equipment such as tanks, piping, valves, etc.


Who is concerned by the method?

The RBI method concerns all industries that manage equipment, but in particular :

  • Chemical industries
  • Petrochemical Industries
  • Refineries
  • Papermakers
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Thermal power plants
  • Hydroelectric power stations, etc.

Other industries may also be affected by the RBI method. This will depend on the operator’s willingness to implement it.

The concrete benefits of the RBI method

The impact of RBI goes beyond optimizing inspections. By defining critical equipment and drawing up precise inspection plans, this methodology makes it possible to :

  • Reduce risks by improving the safety of people, facilities and the environment,
  • Maximize equipment service life,
  • And minimize costly plant downtime.

Linspec Cloud: Your ally in industrial optimization

To put the RBI methodology into practice successfully, discover our SaaS solution Linspec Cloud. It provides the tools needed to develop and manage RBI-based inspection strategies.

By managing your entire fleet of equipment, you can ensure that it complies with technical and regulatory requirements. With Linspec Cloud, transform your approach to industrial inspection, maximize the efficiency of your operations and secure your industrial sites.

In a world where every decision counts, RBI is proving to be much more than an inspection methodology; it’s a catalyst for industrial transformation, propelling companies towards a safer, more efficient and more sustainable future.

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