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API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Evaluation (Virtual Classroom)

Apply the requirements of API 579/ASME FFS-1 to make run, repair, and replacement decisions for pressure vessels, piping, and tanks.

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API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Evaluation (Virtual Classroom)
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$2,110 $1,495

 

We are offering two scheduling options for this course:

Option 1:  This course, taught by Dr. Greg Thorwald, is offered over the following six-day sessions, commencing at 9:30 AM and ending at 1:30 PM Eastern, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout:

  • December 6 – 8 and December 13 – 15, 2021
  • April 18 –  20 and April 25 – 27, 2022

Option 2:  This course, taught by Dr. Greg Brown, is offered over the following three-day sessions, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day, with breaks throughout:

  • February 22 – 24, 2022
  • June 6 – 8, 2022

Please see combo course options, below.

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 helps 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.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course): 
Downloadable version of the course presentation via ASME’s Learning Platform 

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

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

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.  Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 

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About the Instructors

Gregory Brown, Ph.D., is the principal and owner of Blue Ring Engineering.  He is a current voting member of the ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service (API 579/ASME FFS-1).  Dr. Brown currently performs computational mechanics and fitness-for-service assessments for a variety of industries using API 579, as well as supporting litigation and failure analysis.  He also develops specialized software and methodologies for structural analysis and life assessment. Previously Dr. Brown was the Chief Engineer for TEAM/Quest Integrity.

Dr. Brown joined Dr. Ted Anderson in 2001 at Structural Reliability Technology, which later became part of the Quest Integrity Group.  Prior to SRT, 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.

Greg Thorwald, Ph.D., is a Principal Engineer in the Advanced Engineering Group at Quest Integrity in Boulder, Colorado. He joined Dr. Ted Anderson in 1996 at Structural Reliability Technology, which later became part of Quest Integrity. He earned a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Thorwald helped contribute stress intensity solutions to the API 579/ASME FFS-1 Standard that are used in fracture mechanics assessments, and he is a member of the API/ASME joint committee. His consulting work focuses on structural analysis using finite element models, Fitness-for-Service assessments, software development, and training.

Dr. Thorwald helps develop and support the Signal Fitness-for-Service (FFS) software that performs the API 579 Fitness-for-Service calculations and assessments. He is the lead developer of the FEACrack software: a parametric 3D crack mesh generator and post processor used with finite element analysis solvers to compute stress intensity and J-integral solutions needed in fracture mechanics and fatigue crack propagation assessments.

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Outline

Topics Covered

  • Introduction - lecture and discussion
  • Fitness-for-service Engineering Evaluation Procedure (General Roadmap for Parts 3 through 13 of the API/ASME Standard) - lecture and discussion
  • Assessment of Equipment for Brittle Fracture -lecture, discussion, and examples
  • Assessment of General Metal Loss - lecture, discussion, and examples
  • Assessment of Local Metal Loss - lecture, discussion, and examples
  • Assessment of Pitting Corrosion - lecture, discussion, and examples
  • Assessment of Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage Associated with HIC and SOHIC – lecture and discussion
  • Assessment of Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortions – lecture and discussion
  • Level 1 Assessment of Crack-Like Flaws - lecture, discussion, and examples
  • In-class problem-solving: general metal loss, local metal loss, and Level 1 crack assessment
  • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics; Level 2 Assessment of Crack-Like Flaws – lecture, discussion, and examples
  • Assessment of Components Operating in the Creep Regime – lecture and discussion
  • Assessment of Fire Damage – lecture and discussion
  • Assessment of Dents, Gouges and Dent-Gouge Combinations – lecture and discussion
  • Assessment of Laminations – lecture and discussion
  • General Discussion and Course Wrap-up
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