RBI (Risk Based Inspection) is an approach designed to optimize the inspection of industrial facilities.
The goal of this methodology is to minimize risk without over-inspection.
One of its goals is to develop a risk-based inspection program. This has the desired virtues of increasing the duration of operation, reducing the downtime of the installations and extending the calculated residual life of the equipment while maintaining an equivalent level of risk.
The RBI methodology is widely used in the inspection services of establishments classified as SEVESO for example.
The inspection generates a lot of data (thickness measurements, inspection plan, criticality matrices, photos, videos etc.). An inspection strategy requires rigorous data management so as not to overwhelm inspectors and hide important information.
An inspection data management system based on Excel and Word shows limitations in terms of digital archiving, reporting and processing of paper / Excel sheets. This has a concrete impact in financial terms for the inspection service (time-consuming paper management, complicated reporting to the DREAL), but also on the safety of the installations.
The customer feedback below illustrates the benefits of an inspection service using mobile and dematerialization to collect and centralize its data.
With the primary goal of digitally transitioning the entire predictive maintenance processes of STORENGY and ELENGY ( Engie Group), SIRFULL™ has deployed its platform across the company’s sites.
Today, STORENGY operates more than 4,000 pieces of pressure equipment located in more than 14 storage sites classified as SEVESO high threshold in France. Deployed in 2017, the SiRFULL™ platform-industry hosts over 68 users in the cloud. Every day, the solution processes and shares data related to the regulatory monitoring and reliability of critical assets. In addition, field measurements are performed using the SiRFULL™ tablet inspection mobile app.
Equipped with tablets, the inspectors can now enter the data of their inspection directly in the field (observations, photos, thickness measurements…). Back at the office, this data is synchronized with the user’s PC and the inspection report is automatically generated.
Now, ” Storengy has homogeneous and centralized information, and also a geographical representation of the collection network: any defect detected is listed and geolocated,” says Pascal Merrien, project business manager at Storengy’s Expertise Center. In addition, “[…] inspection dates are easily retrieved, and all technical data is usable via dashboards and other statistical analyses,” he adds.
With the SiRFULL™ solution, STORENGY is taking advantage of its data by harmonizing the regulatory tracking of its assets, reducing the cost of its field inspections, and taking the first step toward predictive maintenance of its facilities.
SiRFULL | inspection management is a module of the SiRFULL™ platform using the RBI or IBC “Inspection Based on Criticality” methodology and helps users improve their chemical, oil, gas and petrochemical site inspection programs.
It meets the requirements of the SiRFULL | inspection management includes a “Regulations” section that adapts to the country’s legislation and indicates which section of the regulations each equipment is subject to. SiRFULL™ | inspection management is perfectly adapted to the management of high and low threshold SEVESO sites.