API 580

  1. RBI assessments are a ______ process that requires proper skills and knowledge from multiple disciplines.
    Team-based

    6.1
  2. An RBI assessment should be undertaken with clear _____ and _____ that are fully understood by all members of the RBI team and by management.
    objectives and goals

    6.2.1
  3. What are the results of managing and reducing risk?
    Improved safety, avoided losses of containment, and avoided commercial losses.

    6.2.4
  4. Reducing inspection costs is usually not the primary objective of an RBI assessment, but it is frequently a side effect of optimization. True or false?
    True

    6.2.5
  5. More effective, infrequent inspections may be substituted for less effective, frequent inspections. True or false?
    True

    6.2.5
  6. RBI focuses efforts on areas where the greatest risk exist. True or false?
    True

    6.2.6
  7. Some risks can be managed by actions other than inspection? What are some of those?
    Change metallurgy of components to reduce POF, reduce or limit available inventories to reduce COF, remove unnecessary insulation to reduce probability of CUI, etc

    6.2.7
  8. RBI assessments made on new equipment or a new project, while in the design stage, may yield important information on potential risks. This may allow risks to be ______ by design.
    minimized

    6.2.8
  9. Facilities approaching the end of their economic or operating service life are a special case where application or RBI can be very useful. Inspection activities that do not impact risk during the remaining life are usually ______?
    Eliminated or reduced

    6.2.9
  10. Is it important to revisit the RBI assessment if the remaining plant life is extended after the remaining life strategy has been developed and implemented?
    Yes

    6.2.9
  11. In multi-unit facilities, individual pieces of equipment should be selected as the first step of RBI?
    No - first step in the application of RBI is screening of entire process units to rank relative risk.

    6.3.4
  12. ________ for the unit may be used to identify the systems including information about metallurgy, process conditions, credible damage mechanisms, and historical problems.
    Block flow or process flow diagrams

    6.3.5
  13. In most plants, a large percentage of the total unit risk will be concentrated in a relatively small percentage of the equipment items. These potential high-risk items should receive _______ attention in the risk assessment.
    greater

    6.3.6
  14. When emergency systems (Flare and emergency shutdown systems) are included in the RBI assessment, their service conditions during both routine operations and upset should be considered. True or false?
    True

    6.3.7
  15. What is the importance of establishing operational boundaries?
    Identify key process parameters that may impact deterioration.

    6.4.1
  16. Process conditions during start-up and shutdown can have a significant effect on the risk of a plant especially when they are more severe (likely to cause accelerated deterioration) than normal conditions, and as such should be considered for all equipment covered by the RBI assessment. A good example is:
    Polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking (PASCC)

    6.4.2
  17. The normal operating conditions may be most easily provided if there is a _______ or ______ available for the plant or process unit.
    process flow model or mass balance

    6.4.3
  18. Changes in process, such as pressure, temperature, or fluid composition, resulting from unit abnormal or upset conditions should _________ in the RBI assessment.
    Be considered

    6.4.3
  19. The unit run lengths of the selected process units/equipment is an ______ limit to consider.
    Important

    6.4.4
Author
Gibby
ID
343911
Card Set
API 580
Description
Section 6 Planning the RBI Assessment ONLY
Updated