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PVP Local Thin Areas (Part of the PVP Failure Modes Program)

PVP Local Thin Areas (Part of the PVP Failure Modes Program)

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(This course commences at 8am and ends at 12 PM)

This half-day course reviews the characteristics of Local Thin Areas, including how to diagnose their causes, how to determine the integrity of the system or component, how to decide whether to keep the system or component in service, and how to repair and prevent recurrence.  In making these assessments, we will discuss what guidance is available in ASME Codes and other industry regulations, as well as what is not addressed; and, is therefore, at the discretion of the engineer. 

You will learn to:
 - Recognize the type and causes of Local Thin Areas
 - Apply the correct NDE technique to characterize the corrosion
 - Estimate the corrosion rate
 - Evaluate the remaining life of the component based on API-579/ASME FFS-1 and ASME XI
 - Make run-or-repair decisions
 - Select the repair technique in accordance with ASME PCC-2, API-510 and 570, API-653 and Steel Tank Institute standards

Who should attend:
This program is an essential resource for engineers, inspectors, and regulators who desire a practical roadmap for making run-or-repair and operability decisions based on the sound application of ASME/API codes, industry regulations, and engineering practice.

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC154
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


George Antaki is an ASME Fellow with over 40 years of experience in mechanical and structural integrity in the power and process industries. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in design, analysis, and fitness-for-service evaluation of pressure equipment and piping systems. George is chairman of ASME III Working Group Piping Design, chairman of ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, member of the joint API-579/ASME FFS-1 committee, and the ASME Post-Construction Code. He has authored three textbooks on the design, trouble-shooting, fitness-for-service, and repair of pressure equipment.

Tony Scribner is a recognized authority in Materials Engineering and Corrosion Control in the Chemical Process Industries. He has over forty years of experience in failure analysis, materials selection, design of equipment to minimize corrosion, troubleshooting and process modifications to minimize corrosion. He has been the technology lead for the Materials Engineering function for a major corporation for many years and oversaw the development of specifications for five technology areas.
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