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

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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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This course commences at 9:30 AM and ends at 6:00 PM Eastern each day, with breaks throughout.

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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. 

Can't make one of the scheduled sessions? This course is also available On Demand.

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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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Instructor

Gregory Brown, Ph.D.

Principal/Owner, Blue Ring Engineering

Gregory Brown, Ph.D., is the principal and owner of Blue Ring Engineering. He 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.

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Virtual Classroom

Live course with an instructor and peers held in an online learning environment with digital enhancements and online materials.
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