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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109767114, Entry date: 04/26/2019

PS Asset Integrity Manager®, PSAIM™ Product Note - v1.5 with RBI Module

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PSAIM™ is an industry leading software for safety critical equipment, corrosion monitoring, fixed interval and risk based inspection planning and scheduling, and remaining life calculation applications in refining, chemical, mining, and power plants.

PSAIM v.1.5 with RBI Module is the current General Availability (GA) version and was released to market in April 2019

Customers are requested to upgrade to PSAIM 1.5 to benefit from the enhancements and fixes and check out our website http://usa.siemens.com/psaim 

Major Version, PSAIM™ 1.x which includes, v 1.5, represents the future for customers that manage the integrity of safety critical equipment. It provides customers with features to set a standard for corrosion monitoring, inspection planning and scheduling, remaining life calculations, working with relevant API inspection recommendations listed in API 510 (vessels), API 570 (piping), API 653 (tanks) and API 576 (safety relief valves), and ASME codes and practices. PSAIM incorporates recent advances in technology for optimizing inspection time and cost through real time analysis and bidirectional transfer of data with data loggers, spreadsheets, 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and ERP systems.

A unique feature is the ERP system interface. The connection can simplify and automate work requests by eliminating manual entries and duplicate equipment data, therefore helping to reduce time and cost.

PSAIM 1.5 includes the RBI (Risk Based Inspection) Module. With the RBI module, PSAIM provides a unique solution that integrates time, condition, and risk-based inspection planning and scheduling into one software program.

The software license can be purchased for a specific number of named or concurrent users, company site or multiple sites as rental for a period of 30 days to 12 months or as a subscription for a renewable term of more than one year and up to 5 years. Subscription includes product support services, patch and minor release updates to the software.

With the PSAIM 1.5 release, Siemens further extends its leadership in the IDMS & RBI space. Customers may further optimize cost; increase efficiency in planning and executing internal and external inspections, and make capital intensive decisions for re-rating, repair or replacement of fixed equipment. Features include:

The PSAIM RBI module is integrated into PSAIM 1.5 and incorporates over 15 year of development by Siemens and TWI. It automates the fully quantitative methods and procedures of risk-based inspection (RBI) in process plants, according to API RP 580, API RP 581 and semi-quantitative assessment as per industry best practice.  It is used to enable the facility operators or owners to establish an optimum inspection strategy; inspection programs; and take maintenance decisions. The PSAIM RBI Module is sold as a separately priced option which is turned on from the license file and requires PSAIM 1.5 license by the customer.  

MAOP Calculations & Reports for ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, B31.11, S8/D1, S8/D2, API 650 CS & SS for determining the limiting pressure from last known thickness.

Localized Corrosion calculation for Pipe based on B31G. This analysis is used for evaluation of localized corrosion to check the integrity of pipe.

ASME Flange calculations to check the flange rating based on ASME B16.5 to determine the limiting pressure of the Eq/Circ ID.

Piping Structural T-min beam formula calculator for user input. Piping Size Index chart with nominal thickness and schedules. User option to use API 574 recommended target and default Structural T-Mins.

Material Stress tables updates are updated with 2014 & 2016 ASME B31.x, 2017 BPVC.

Software Interfaces to AutoCAD 2017, AutoCAD 2018, and Office 2016. Hardware Interfaces for

  • DMS Go Plus & Danatronics ECHO 9 Data Loggers compatibility.
  • Surface Tablet compatibility check will enable customers to bring the program into the plant when housed in an explosion proof casing.

Technology updates to SQL 2016, 2017 compatibility and third party software updates.

User Interface improvements include save message box, TML tool bar update, topology level update, view-edit option, due-date/next inspection date display.

License Metrics & Management Enhancements include

  • New Authorized User Type: Concurrent Users. As of this release, manually managed concurrency will no longer be a feature of PSAIM. Access Rights controlled by PSAIM License: Full Access and Read-Only Access.
  • License Management Screen, Product Usage Log, Separate License control for PSAIM RBI Module & ERP Utility

Security information:

In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about industrial security, please visit http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.

Inspection Data Management System

  1. IDMS

  2. Corrosion Monitoring

  3. Mechanical Integrity

  4. Inspection Planning and Scheduling

  5. Piping

  6. Vessels

  7. Fixed Equipment

  8. Storage Tanks

  9. API 510

  10. API 653

  11. API 570

  12. ASME B31.3

  13. API 526

  14. Data logger

  15. AutoCAD

  16. MicroStation

  17. Ultrasonic

  18. Radiographic

  19. Nondestructive Testing

  20. Process Safety

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
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