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Unified Approach to Risk-Based Inspection Planning for Offshore Production Facilities

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Michael Havbro Faber, Daniel Straub

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Institut für Baustatik und Konstruktion, ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E32.3, Zürich, 8093, Switzerland

Jean Goyet

Bureau Veritas, Marine Division, 17 bis, Place de Reflets, La Défense2, 92400 Courbevoie, Francee-mail: jean.goyet@bureauveritas.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(2), 126-131 (Apr 16, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1555116 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online April 16, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Illustration of the integrated structure/process system RBI analysis
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Illustration of the analysis flow in the generic RBI planning
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Annual failure probabilities given a threshold plan (10−4) for a component with CDF 1 and a detail with FDF 2
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Inspection times for a target annual probability of failure of 10−4
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Expected total cost of inspection plans for different maximum annual probabilities of failure (thresholds)

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