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Common Pitfalls in Risk Based Inspection Assessments

May 24, 2018 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

Safety in Risk Based Inspection Assessments

Knowing which mistakes to avoid when performing risk based inspection (RBI) assessments can help operators prevent additional costs and increase their operational efficiency. Having conducted RBI assessments internationally with a certified team of experienced RBI practitioners and corrosion specialists, ABS Group will provide an overview of how to avoid common pitfalls for more effective RBI assessments.

What We Will Cover:

  • RBI assessments, including scope of work, data quality, quantity and damage mechanism assessment (DMA)
  • Assigning criticality, calculating risk, inspection planning and project close-out
  • How to assemble the right team

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Waseem Ansari

Waseem Ansari, P.E., is a Senior Engineer and Project Manager with ABS Group. He has worked in a variety of roles, including Asset Integrity Consultant, NDE Engineer and Asset Integrity Manager. In the past 10 years, Ansari has performed RBI assessments, pressure vessel redesign calculations, fitness for service and mechanical integrity assessments. He has extensive experience in RBI applications and optimized inspection planning.

Dr. Huili Gao

Dr. Huili Gao is a Materials and Corrosion Engineer with ABS Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of metallurgy, corrosion, material selection, root cause failure analysis, NDT, quality assurance and finite element analysis. His reponsibilities include: materials selection, damage mechanism assessment, RBI, fitness-for-service and developing on-stream inspection plan for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt is an RBI Specialist with ABS Group. She has 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, with considerable time spent in both the design and mechanical integrity of process facilities. Hunt is an API 580 certified Risk Based Inspection Professional with a focus on developing systems and circuits to better facilitate an understanding of the potential risk and likelihood of failure. She is trained in using AutoCAD, RBMI, Meridium, Adobe Acrobat, Blue Beam and Microsoft Office.


About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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