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PD395 - API 579-1/ASME FFS-1- Fitness-for Service

PD395 - API 579-1/ASME FFS-1- Fitness-for Service

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Houston, TX, USA
Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Fitness-for-service assessment is a multi-disciplinary engineering approach that is used to determine if equipment is fit to continue operation for some desired future period. The equipment may contain flaws, have sustained damage, or have aged so that it cannot be evaluated by use of the original construction codes. API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 is a comprehensive consensus industry recommended practice that can be used to analyze, evaluate, and monitor equipment for continued operation. The main types of equipment covered by this standard are pressure vessels, piping, and tanks. This course is timely, emphasizing the practical application of a recently updated standard.

Completing this course will help participants understand and apply the API/ASME fitness-for-service standard in their daily work. The material presented in the course shows how the disciplines of stress analysis, materials engineering, and nondestructive inspection interact and apply to fitness-for-service assessment. The assessment methods apply to pressure vessels, piping, and tanks that are inservice.

The course includes an extensive set of notes to supplement the contents of the recommended practice, and the recommended practice contains numerous example problems that illustrate fitness-for-service assessment.

You Will Learn To
 - Analyze, evaluate, and monitor pressure vessels, piping, and tanks for continued operation
 - Explain how to apply background information on fitness-for-service assessment, especially as it applies to the refining and chemical process industries, which are the primary focus of API 579
 - Identify the main parts of the API/ASME standard, as well as the annexes
 - Explain the practical application of the techniques incorporated in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers and engineering management engaged in the operation, design, analysis, and maintenance of plant facilities.  The participant should have at least a BS degree or equivalent experience in engineering. A general knowledge of stress analysis, materials behavior, and fracture mechanics are helpful.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD395
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Greg W. Brown, Ph.D., the Chief Engineer for TEAM Quest Integrity in the Advanced Engineering group based in Boulder Colorado. Dr. Brown joined Dr. Ted Anderson in 2001 at Structural Reliability Technology, which later became part of the Quest Integrity Group. Previously, he developed algorithms to update industrial finite element models using experimental measurements and performed flutter analyses of F16 and F18 fighter aircraft. Dr. Anderson, Dr. Brown, and the engineers at Structural Reliability Technology performed much of the work that was incorporated into API 579. He currently performs computational mechanics and CFD analyses, specializing in litigation and failure analysis. His group performs Fitness-For-Service assessments for a variety of industries using API 579. He also develops specialized software and methodologies for structural analysis and life assessment.
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