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MC113 - Techniques and Methods used in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 for Advanced Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessments

MC113 - Techniques and Methods used in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 for Advanced Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessments

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Milano, ITA
Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Apr 23, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

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This one-day MasterClass is designed to provide practical knowledge and in-depth examination of the Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessment Methods in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service using API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 Example Problem Manual and additional examples illustrating the different Assessment Levels.  A review of the FFS assessment levels is provided along with a discussion on what constitutes a “best-buy,” assessment examples for volumetric damage, crack-like flaws, creep damage; efforts to harmonize API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with ASME, Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5; a Life Cycle Management overview for fixed equipment; development of volumetric damage assessment methods for general and local metal loss, and pitting; development of crack-like flaw assessment methods including stress intensity factor and reference stress solutions, failure assessment diagram, fracture toughness estimation, residual stresses; remaining life estimation for high temperature components including an overview of MPC Project Omega. 

A discussion on the background and development of the FFS assessment methods is also provided to enable practitioners to perform effective Level 3 Assessments.  Detailed FEA models are presented to help illustrate the different Assessment Levels.  Insights into the improvements made in FFS technology and what is coming in the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, 2014 Edition are provided.
You Will Learn To
 - Define the basis and application of the Assessment Levels permitted by API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
 - Select an Assessment Level given a component with damage
 - Apply the FFS techniques to the evaluation of inservice components through the Life-Cycle Management Process and the relationship API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 Assessments to the ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 2

Course Outline
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Who Should Attend
This course is intended for Owner-User engineers or contractors responsible for the Life Cycle Management of pressure vessel, piping, and tanks.  Engineers interested in understanding the harmonization of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and the ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 2 will also benefit.

This Master Class is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and API 579-2/ASME FFS-2.

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC113
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


David A. Osage, P.E., is internationally recognized for his expertise in the design of new equipment and as an industry expert and leader in the development and use of FFS (Fitness-for-Service) technology. He is the President and CEO of The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., and has over 30 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industries. As the lead investigator and principal author of the new ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels: Alternative Rules, he developed a new organization and writing style for this code and was responsible for introducing the latest developments in materials, design, fabrication, and inspection technologies. These technologies include new models for materials behavior suitable for use in a construction code, updated design-by-rule methods, modern design-by-analysis procedures including the introduction of elastic-plastic analysis methods, and a new fatigue method for welded joints.

Mr. Osage received a Certificate of Acclamation from ASME for this work. He has served on several ASME B&PV VIII Code Committees. Mr. Osage earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1977. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio.
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