16 Oct
A. Jovanovic teaching upcoming course on Risk Based Inspection (RBI) in Amsterdam
News Photo Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović will be leading a MasterClass on RBI from October 22-23, 2019, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

RBI, as an approach initially developed in and for Oil and Gas Industry has changed a lot in the year 2019. New industrial and international/European standards (such as EN 16991:2018 or new ISO standards, or the less recent API and ASME standards) have been brought into the modern practice. New tools corresponding to these documents and the overall Industry 4.0 trends have been developed, and, last but least; the application area has been broadened to areas such as power and paper industry. Read more about RBI and this upcoming course in the PDF course agenda linked here: RBI 2019 Course Agenda

16 Oct
Workshop on Risk Based Inspections (RBI) and the new EU standard EN16991
News Photo On October 16, 2018, Steinbeis R-Tech and EnBW organized a workshop devoted to the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018, published on May 1, 2018. Participation in the workshop was free of charge.


Risk Based Inspections (RBI)
and the new EU standard EN16991
Concept and application

October 16th, 2018
EnBW City, Schelmenwasenstraße 15, 70567, Stuttgart-Fasanenhof, Germany



Main topic:
On May 1st, 2018 the new EN16991:2018 standard was approved. It establishes the basis for application of European standardization in the area of RBI in Europe and worldwide. Following the pre-standard CWA 15740:2008/2011, the new EN16991 is aligned with API RPs and supported by national documents such as VGB 506-S. Already mentioned in the legislation of several countries, the standard supports a more efficient and effective inspection and maintenance planning in the industry (power, process, other). At the same time, it improves risk management and thus, safety, of the plants and their operation, including all aspects of improved environment and business management. This workshop is designed to present detailed information about the standard and its present and future applicability in industry.

Goals of the workshop:
• Understand the basis for Risk Based Inspection methodology, in particular in power and process
• Understand the new EN16991:2018 standard, its details and implications
• Show how the standard is practically used
• Insights into other RBI standardization efforts such as the German VGB 506-S

Workshop program:
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and introduction
09:30 - 10:45 RBI Introduction
- General principals of risk assessment and management (ISO, EN, national)
- General approaches to Risk Based Inspections (world, EU, Germany andcompanies)
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 RBI application
- Practical assessment of Probability of Failure (PoF) and Consequence of Failure(CoF)
- Implementation of tools and systems
- Application examples in the power and process industries
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Presentation of the new EN16991 standard
14:00 - 15:00 EN16991 - Concept and requirements
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:45 EN16991 - practical applications
16:45 - 17:00 Final discussion and closure

Register here for the workshop, free of charge:

Risk Based Inspections (RBI) and the new EU standard EN16991 Concept and application

EnBW City
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Main Speakers:

A. Jovanovic, R-Tech
J. Bareiß, EnBW
K. Metzger, GKM
A. Carlebur, NEN (tbc)

The event is organized back-to-back to the 44th MPA seminar - "Fit for Future":
MPA seminar - October 17-18, 2018

Participation in the workshop is free of charge and is based on limited free seats; therefore, registration is mandatory!

Contact the organizers at

28 Jun
TÜV Austria certifies STeinbeis R-Tech iRiS System
News Photo TÜV AUstria has certified to Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (group) that in the scope of activities: RBI (Risk-Based Inspection), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), RCFA (Root-Cause Failure Analysis) and HSE (Health Safety, Environment) as well as the relevant consulting, professional services, accredited and state-recognized training and education, the iRiS-System meets all requirements of: EN 16991, CWA 15740 and API-RP 580/581 (RBI).
14 Nov
Approval of RBIF within the CEN TC 319
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The proposal for a European Normalization for the development of the Risk Based Inspection Framework (RBIF) has been approved within the CEN Technical Committee 319.

In September 2013, the proposal for a European Normalization for the development of the Risk Based Inspection Framework (RBIF) has been approved within the CEN Technical Committee (TC) 319 dedicated to maintenance. The CEN TC have created the Working Group (WG) 12 for the development of the standard and NEN is appointed to be the standard body to hold the secretariat.

29 Aug
Kick-off Meeting of financial partners
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RBIM-EN: "Upgrading of the CWA 15740:2008 (Risk Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry) towards the European standard (EN)"

September 04, 2012 (9:30-17:30), VENUE : EnBW Kraftwerke AG

The kick-off meeting of the project was successfully concluded with the active participation of the financial partners of the project.

The objective of the meeting was to discuss the overall structure of the CWA15740:2008 and the further steps towards the European Normalization.

Privileges and benefits of the financial contributors in the preparation of the European standard (EN), as well as the participation of the non-financial members were  also discussed.

17 Feb
Meeting of potential stakeholders: "Upgrading of the CWA 15740:2008 towards the European Norm (EN)"
News Photo

 March 29, 2012 (9:30-16:30)

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
K.P. van der Mandelelaan 150

3062 MB Rotterdam, The Netherlands

   Note: The above meeting as a "Continuation" of the previous meeting held at TÜV, Munich on Feb.15, 2011

jointly organized by MAN, TÜV SÜD, Bayer Technology Services, Lloyd´s Register and Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (the coordinator of CWA 15740:2008). 

The objective of the meeting is to define the "upgrading" of the CWA 15740:2008 document by exploring the  aspects included in the preliminary agenda (click here).

09 Nov
Update in our RBI Atlas was made thanks to the collaboration with DNV
News Photo

Update in our RBI Atlas was made thanks to the presentation from Mr. Segerstedt (DNV) for the Swedish Authorities. 

The presentation entitled: Inspection rules for pressurized devices in Europe, was made on September 20, 2011.

Please click here to find the presentation.

23 Mar
25 countries have been edited!
News Photo
The current in-service inspecion practices followed in 25 countries were succesfully updated by the editors.


It is a great pleasure to announce that the information related to the current in-service inspection practices followed in 25 countries were successfully updated by the editors.

You are kindly invited to see this updated information in our RBI Atlas (click here).

Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) really appreciate this editing work and is still looking for editors for the following countries:
  •  Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Luxembourg
  • Canada
  • Switzerland
09 Mar
Coordination and Brainstorming Meeting on "Future of standardization of Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance in Europe, based on further development of CWA 15740:2008"
News Photo
February 15, 2011, 10:00 - 15:00

Parkhotel Laim
Zschokkestrasse 55
80686 München

jointly organized by TÜV SÜD and Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (the coordinator of CWA 15740:2008).

The objective of the meeting is to define the "way forward" which has to be communicated to CEN and DIN at latest in April 2011.

The following aspects should be explored:

  1. Which standardization or other bodies (CEOC?) are interested in advancing the standardization aspects of the European RBI
  2. Which companies/persons would like to be involved into this activity
  3. CEN TCs possibly interested in "hosting" the topic
  4. Possibility of establishing "small TC" (2-3 years lifetime, just one EN)
  5. Define the principal directions of contents updating of CWA 15740:2008 – e.g. with respect to new US, Japanese and Korean docs, and developments in countries like China
  6. Define the Operating team for the new European RBI (EN based on CWA 15740:2008)
  7. Prepare the report for the CEOC GA in May in Warsaw (if appropriate) or at some other occasion(s)
  8. AOB

    For additonal information, please click on the following link.