iRiS Software

iRiS software developed by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies is a RBI, RCM and HSE/HSSE solution which is transparent and affordable. The software enables the Engineering, Maintenance and Management teams to easily optimise the health and risk of their plant as well as critical assets by real time dashboard

iRiS Features

✔ As-is design database for Plant

✔ Webpage overview of assets at a Plant, System or Equipment

  ✔ Record keeping & asset data storage to enable technical analysis

  ✔ Build-in automactic reporting

  ✔ Customisable specific Asset/Plant essential tools i.e. Risk based decision making tools

✔ Damage mechanism identification and analysis, management and questionnaire

iRiS Benefits

✔ Reduce Inspection Cost - eliminate unnecessary inspections using Risk Based decision making for your inspection scope

Risk Based Decision Making - use of a systematic Risk Based method to access Plant risk, ensuring evidence based decision method with proper consideration of Plant Safety and Business Impact  

✔ Increase Plant Uptime - reduce unplanned integrity related failures through proper damage mechanism identification and utilisation of inspectiontechniques with highest probability of detection         

✔ Connecting Relevant Date - provide a safe platform for useful data to be collected for asset decisions

✔ Instant Reporting - allow you more time focus on your plant 

✔ Collaborate - centralised and easily assessible


HOW-TO instruction for you to use iRiS software




Data / Asset Management


Web-based overview of assets

The software allows a web-based view of the complete assets, starting from a geographical distribution of the assets using predefined or GIS-based maps, towards true 2D or 3D models of the units, equipment and components.

The models are based on 2D drawings and 3D models from existing CAD software. Furthermore, the module allows users to visually identify the equipment, components and locations where certain actions are performed.

The overview allows the users to get all the information needed (e.g., design information, risk level, analyses and planned or performed inspections) from one central point.


Data asset management 


Each piece of equipment in the system gets an appropriate data sheet for the given type of equipment that can hold all the information as required per standard specification (i.e. EN, API or ASME). By this way, the engineering and asset knowledge is centralized in one single point.

The iRiS-Petro software can be connected with the user’s CMMS and other data storage and management systems.

The asset data in the system can be organized and structured according to the user’s needs, applying a tree-structure system with the Plant Group-Process Unit-Component-Component Part breakdown, or according to equipment type, for easy navigation, identification and work with large numbers of equipment.





Inspection record keeping

For each piece of equipment, the appropriate records of performed inspections are kept. By this way, it is traceable how the state of the equipment has changed through time, and the early signs of problems can be easily identified and pinpointed. Furthermore, the inspection records can be directly used in RBI and RCM evaluations.


RBI- Risk Based Inspection

The iRiS System RBI software suite consists of the following software modules:

  1. API 581 qualitative analysis (unit-based) system for unit-based approach (screening)
  2. API 581 qualitative (component-based) Level 1, semi-quantitative – Level 2 and quantitative – Level 3 analysis modules
  3. Management System Evaluation Module (MSEQ)
  4. Risk-based decision making tools
  5. Damage mechanism identification and analysis
  6. EN Risk Based Inspection Framework / RIMAP-based assessment (option to be agreed with the end-user in each particular case)

API 581 qualitative analysis system for unit-based approach (screening) – QLTA:

R-Tech’s QLTA is based on the Workbook for Qualitative Risk Analysis given in Appendix A of the API581 Base Resource Document

QLTA is used to determine the Likelihood and Consequence Category for a given unit. Depending on the nature of the chemicals in a unit, the Consequence Category can be determined based on the flammable or toxic hazards for the unit. Flammable consequences are represented by the Damage Consequence Category due to the primary impact of a flammable event (fire or explosion) is to damage equipment. Toxic consequences fall under the Health Consequence Category due to their impact is usually limited to adverse health effects.



API 581 qualitative (component-based) – level 1, semi-quantitative – level 2 and quantitative – level 3 analysis modules

iRiS-Petro performs all the tasks necessary to determine the risk rank of the equipment and optimize the inspection plan, according to API581, based on the qualitative approach (level 1), semi-quantitative approach (level 2) or quantitative approach (level 3).



Management system evaluation module

The MSEQ module is a questionnaire -based software for evaluation of Management Systems made according to the APPENDIX D in the API581 Base Resource Document.

The management evaluation module covers all areas of a plant’s PSM system that directly or indirectly impact on the mechanical integrity of pressure equipment. The management system evaluation factor influences the Probability of Failure (PoF), by increasing or decreasing it, based on the plant’s overall MSEQ score.


 Risk Based Decision Making Tools


Advanced tools, based on risk, aiding in the decision making process, to identify the most critical components based on cumulative risk, Net Present Value of components (based on risk before/after inspection) and inspection optimization, based on component criticality. Using the results of these assessments, it is possible to perform risk ranking and quantify the effects of the future inspections in function of risk reduction.



  Damage mechanism identification and analysis


With the damage mechanism analyzer module, it is possible to link process units to appropriate P&ID diagrams which show typical equipment and the locations and types of possible damage mechanisms.

The selection of a particular damage mechanisms on the P&ID leads to:

  • A description of the damage mechanism
  • Affected units and equipment
  • Appearance and morphology of the damage
  • Prevention and mitigation measures
  • Inspection and monitoring recommendations



Reference projects at our Customers' sites

Projects in Oil & Gas industry

  1. NIS Gazprom Neft* (Serbia)
    • Package A - Pilot projects, approx. 380 components (2006)
    • Package B - Extended, approx. 2,500 components (2007-2010)
    • Package C- Full coverage, implementation of RBI for one complete largest refinery in Serbia
  2. MOL (Hungary), RBI/RCM system (2006)
  3. Slovnaft (Slovakia), RBI Feasibiliy study (2006)
  4. Engen RBI (South Africa), RBI Quality Management System Implementation (2016)




Research & Standardization 

  1.  Multi Client Project RBIF - Industry participation for the development of the new European EN in field of RBI (2010-2016)
  2. Convener of CWA 15740:2008/2011, the European equivalent of API 580 and partly API 581 (2010-2016)
  3. EU Project - SafeLife X* - Safe Life Extention management of aged infrastructures network and industrial plants (2013-2015)

Projects in Power industry

  1. Eskom RBI* (South Africa) 
    • Gap analysis, 13 power stations and Headquarters (2013)
    • Pilot RBI Implementation, Lethabo power station, approx. 2,500 components (2013-2014)
    • Koeberg nuclear power station RBI implementation, approx. 2000 components (2014)
    • Rollout, currently 9 power stations, approx. 3000-4000 components per station. Currently, 6 stations have passed stage 2 audit and attained certification
  2. GrossKraftwerk Mannheim (Germany), Pilot implementation of RBI at GKM power station, approx. 100 components (2015)
  3. Joensuu Power Station (Finland), Pilot implementation of RBI, approx. 50 components (2015)
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