API 581 – Risk-Based Inspection Exam Preparation

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  • Velosi is conducting API 581 – Risk-Based Inspection Exam Preparation Training online.

    The API 581 RBI Course utmost prioritize the equipment to be inspected, optimize the inspection method and frequency, and create an effective inspection plan based on the equipment's risk contribution and condition.

    This course will initially describe viable means and alternatives for a successful RBI program without unnecessary complexity and provide a simple and easy introduction to the RBI framework and methods for creating and implementing risk-based inspection programs that best suit your business goals. Its usefulness assumes that some important equipment in the process plant is a major part of the risk. As a result, if you can identify some of these devices, testing and inspection can focus on them rather than some of the low-risk items.

    Velosi API 581 Exam Preparation training will clearly define the methodology of the actual implementation of RBI in the oil and gas industry. In addition to the knowledge required to pass the certification exam, it also includes advanced knowledge of implementing RBI. Candidates must have at least one of API 510, API 570, or API 653 certifications.

  • By the end of this course, participants will learn to:

    • Overview of the basic concepts of risk-based inspection and the basics of API 581 RBI programs and RBI methodologies.
    • Understand the objectives, scope, and reviews of key steps in the RBI process.
    • Identify and analyze degradation mechanisms and potential failures affecting plant equipment.
    • Risk-based test priority matrix overview and how to use the results to prioritize tests.
    • Understand an ISO-risk plot combined with a risk-based test priority matrix and an overview of its use.
    • Inspect the basic concepts of risk acceptance, risk assessment, risk awareness, risk mitigation, and management of residual risk.
    • Recognize the development of fault tree analysis, qualitative and quantitative assessments, and testing approaches.
    • Implement RBI techniques in the oil and gas industry.
  • Training will be conducted via Microsoft Team Meeting. Meeting invites will be shared on the day before the first day of training.

  • 4 Consecutive days at 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM GST (Dubai Time)

    • Presentation Slides
    • Study References
  • Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of training.

  • This course is appropriate for a wide range of professionals but not limited to:

    • Individuals responsible for conducting risk-based inspection programs in-house or at the factory.
    • Mechanical integrity, plant reliability, and inspectors responsible for maintaining the maintainability of process plant equipment based on a cost-effective inspection program.
    • Maintenance personnel, operations managers, and process specialists are expected to make decisions about equipment suitability for continued operation.
  • You are automatically qualified to take the API certification exam if you have a current API 510, 570, or 653 certifications.

    If you don't have the desired experience, you will be qualified based on a mix of your education and industry experience gained in the last 10 years.


    Please use the chart below to see if you are eligible to take the API 581 exam before applying. Your application must include documentation of the needed minimum experience.





    Years of Experience

    Experience Required

    BS or higher in engineering or technology

    1 year

    Any experience in the petrochemical industry

    2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology

    2 years

    Any experience in the petrochemical industry

    High school diploma or equivalent

    3 years

    Any experience in the petrochemical industry

    No formal education

    5 or more years

    Any experience in the petrochemical industry

  • This exam can now be scheduled either at in-person test centers or through remote proctoring.

    API inspectors, engineers, other professionals across the entire petrochemical industry to obtain the API 581 Risk-Based Inspection certification as a validation of their profound knowledge of Risked Based Inspection (RBI).

    Our applications are wisely handled in the order they are received. We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest.

     API 581 certification is valid for a three-year term.

    • The API 581 exam is 3.25 hours long.
    • There are 90 questions, of which only 80 are scored. The remaining 10 are pretests, which are not scored.
    • All questions are multiple-choice and closed book. Paper and reference materials are not allowed in the examinations.
    • This exam has a set passing scaled score.
    • The API 581 Risk-Based Inspection certification exam tests the individual’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Risk-Based Inspection.
    • Questions on the exam are based on API RP 581 Risk-Based Inspection.
  • Participants can avail discount of either an early bird or group discount whichever is higher with additional discount when signing up for 2 or more courses.

    Group Discount (same company only)

    • 15% Discount for groups of 5 or more
    • 10% Discount for groups of 3-4

    Bundle Discount

    • Sign up for 2 courses and get an extra 10% off
    • Sign up for 3 courses and get an extra 15% off

Course Outline

    • Introduction, what is RBI? Scope of RBI, Purpose, and Use of RBI.
    • General Definition of RBI, Risk, Relative Risk, and Absolute Risk.
    • Test and Risk Relationship.
    • Types of RBI Assessment.
    • Qualitative, Quantitative Targeted, and semi-quantitative approaches.
    • RBI assessment planning, type selection.
    • Awareness of degradation mechanism.
    • Overview of qualitative analysis.
    • Probability category, subsequent categories.
    • Step-by-step method of qualitative analysis.
    • Understanding damage factors.
    • Identify probability, result, risk categories.
    • Creation, analysis, and conclusion of the risk matrix.
    • Overview of Quantitative Analysis.
    • Inflammatory Effect, Toxic effect, and Business suspension effect.
    • Estimating release rate and responding to Leakage.
    • Risk assessment, Risk-Weighted results.
    • Semi-quantitative approach overview.
    • Probability analysis, Result analysis, Risk management by RBI analysis.
    • RBI analysis inspection strategy.
    • Inspection effectiveness.
    • Optimization of inspection method and frequency.
    • Risk mitigation and tracking.
    • Reassessment and update of RBI.
    • RBI implementation strategies in the oil and gas industry.
    • Quiz end feedback and end of the session.

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