The Application of Risk Based Inspection to Pressure Vessels and Aboveground Storage Tanks in Petroleum Fuel Refineries

Simpson, Jenny (2007). The Application of Risk Based Inspection to Pressure Vessels and Aboveground Storage Tanks in Petroleum Fuel Refineries. In: Martin Veidt, Faris Albermani, Bill Daniel, John Griffiths, Doug Hargreaves, Ross McAree, Paul Meehan and Andy Tan, Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007). 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007), Brisbane, Australia, (191-197). 10-12 December, 2007.

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Author Simpson, Jenny
Title of paper The Application of Risk Based Inspection to Pressure Vessels and Aboveground Storage Tanks in Petroleum Fuel Refineries
Conference name 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 10-12 December, 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007)
Place of Publication Brisbane
Publisher Engineers Australia
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0 8582 5862 5
Editor Martin Veidt
Faris Albermani
Bill Daniel
John Griffiths
Doug Hargreaves
Ross McAree
Paul Meehan
Andy Tan
Volume 1
Start page 191
End page 197
Total pages 7
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Plant reliability and profitability are important performance indicators for oil refineries. The amount of inspection and maintenance resources that is devoted to process equipment effects the overall plant performance. Dedicating the same level of resources to inspecting and maintaining each piece of equipment is not cost effective and can lead to oversight of high risk equipment. Although in an operating plant, the number of high risk items usually exists in lower percentages than low risk items, an oversight in the inspection and maintenance of high risk equipment may produce catastrophic results. Risk based inspection (RBI) provides a methodology for prudent assignment of resources to assess and maintain equipment integrity based on their risk levels. The application of RBI to pressure vessels and aboveground storage tanks are demonstrated through two examples related to a crude distillation column and a crude storage tank.
Subjects 290501 Mechanical Engineering
Keyword Aboveground storage tanks
life assessment
non-destructive testing
plant run length
pressure vessels
refinery fixed equipment
risk based inspection
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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