Risk Based Approach of In-Service Inspection and Maintenance for Petrochemical Industries
Goal setting safety legislation for high pressure systems was first introduced in 1973 and retained in the High Pressure Safety Management Law in Korea. This has enabled a move towards inspection strategies based on the risk of failure. This trend towards a risk based approach is being supported by extensive plant operating experience, improved understanding of material degradation mechanisms, and the availability of fitness-for-service assessment procedures. RBI (Risk-Based Inspection) is very effective and efficient of the inspection and maintenance techniques. In particular, RBI will be found how to apply both inspection interval as a result of RBI implementation and re-inspection interval of pressurized equipment defined by the High Pressure Safety Management Law in Korea. The objectives of this paper are to develop an enhanced KGS-RBITM program to resolve shortcoming inclusive of the above issue and to evaluate the risks of equipments in Naphtha Cracking Center (NCC) which is a typical facility of petrochemical plant using the KGS-RBITM program. The results of the risk assessment and re-inspection interval of internal opening using KGS-RBITM program are useful in determining the inspection planning.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
S. C. Choi et al., "Risk Based Approach of In-Service Inspection and Maintenance for Petrochemical Industries", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2623-2627, 2007