Risk-Based Inspections

Risk Based Inspections (RBI) are powerful tools that make your company proactive rather than reactive. They optimize mechanical integrity. They optimize turnarounds (shutdowns and outages). They reduce your overall risk exposure. At Modern Refractory Inc., RBIs are our specialty.

Your investment in a risk-based inspection today means serious cost savings for you in the future.

Targeted Risk Assessment

Modern Refractory Inc. recognizes that every project is unique. We determine the process needed to perform an objective, quantitative risk assessment of your specific project. We optimize this process by exporting historical data combined with as-found conditions. As a result, our risk-based inspection program yields specific data about your risk areas as well as a comprehensive analysis of how you, the client, can take measures to address them.

Our risk assessments identify, evaluate and prioritize damage mechanisms that are likely to occur in process equipment. The risk assessment accurately predicts the likelihood and consequence of failure for fixed equipment. This is information that is vital to you, the client.

Risk Based Inspections - Refractory Risk Matrix

Standardized Methods

Risk Based Inspections - Probability and Consequence Risk Matrix

At Modern Refractory Inc., we stringently adhere to industry and safety standards. We blend decades of experience with API and ANSI/ASTM standards with our carefully developed consulting, inspecting, and testing procedures. You benefit from the end result: professional, formatted reports enriched with detailed photos, charts, and CAD drawings.

Training and Technology

All of our highly skilled Inspectors are trained in the use of our RBI system and are also involved in the updating process. They are experts in using RBIs as continuous improvement tools.

At Modern Refractory Inc., we specialize in helping our clients keep their risk assessments evergreen. This includes the preparation of Management of Change (MOC) work processes to ensure that RBI files are always up to date. You, the client, can understand in real time where your high risks are, what you must do to reduce them, and what your savings will be.

Risk Based Inspections - Safety Meeting