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Failure Prevention, Fitness-for-Service, Repair and Life Extension of Piping, Vessels and Tanks (On Demand)

Learn methods and criteria of ASME B31, ASME VIII, API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, ASME PCC-2, NBIC parts 2 and 3, to make run-or-repair decisions on pressure equipment, piping and pipelines

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Failure Prevention, Fitness-for-Service, Repair and Life Extension of Piping, Vessels and Tanks (On Demand)
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This Self Study course is available on ASME’s Learning Hub, our online learning platform and is designed to be taken at your convenience, and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to complete the course from the date of purchase.

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Do you want to know how to perform in-house fitness-for-service assessments and learn how to decide on how much remaining life you have on aging pressure equipment at your facility? This on demand course brings together the methods and criteria of ASME B31, ASME VIII, API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, ASME PCC-2, NBIC parts 2 and 3, and other Standards related to fitness-for-service and repairs to make run-or-repair decisions on degraded pressure equipment, piping and pipelines.

This On Demand course features recordings of Live Virtual Classroom sessions taught by ASME’s expert Instructor.  Engage in a multimedia experience utilizing real-world examples to examine damage mechanisms and understand the risk-based inspection planning process and inspection techniques for fixed equipment. This video-based course features several case studies, based on industry standards, with example calculations for the fitness-for-service assessment of actual damage and the remaining life of pressure equipment. The course also reviews repair options for tanks, vessels, and piping systems.
 
Course Materials (included in the purchase of the course)

  • Downloadable Notes via ASME's learning platform
  • Interactive quizzes and assessments

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Detect types and causes of failures
  • Quantify design code margins and time to failure
  • Make run-or-repair fitness-for-service decisions per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 for wall thinning and cracks
  • Assess how to make the right decision on equipment life extension
  • Analyze financial and technical considerations before you repair or replace equipment
  • Review repair options and techniques in accordance with ASME PCC-2, NBIC and other Standards

Who should attend?
Engineers and inspectors responsible for evaluating damage, determining remaining life, and making run-or-repair decisions on pressure vessels, boilers, piping, and tanks.

Certificate of completion with 1.4 CEUS / 14 PDHs will be issued to registrants who successfully complete the course.

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Topics covered in this course include:

  • Life cycle of vessels, tanks and piping systems
  • Design margins for new equipment vs. fitness-for-service margins for operating equipment
  • Fitness-for-service and Post-Construction codes and standards for operating equipment
  • Recognizing and classifying damage mechanisms
  • Inspection strategies and risk-based inspection programs
  • Fitness-for-service example assessments for wall thinning (corrosion, erosion, general, local, pitting) using API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 and comparison to other assessment methods
  • Fitness-for-service example assessments for cracking mechanisms (corrosion, fatigue, leak or break) using API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 and comparison to other assessment methods
  • Evaluation of creep and embrittlement mechanisms using API 530 and comparison to metallographic methods
  • Causes an evaluation of mechanical damage
  • Causes, evaluation, and resolution of flow-induced vibration
  • Causes, evaluation, and resolution of pressure transients and waterhammer
  • Repair and maintenance package
  • Examination and leak testing repairs
  • PCC-2 Welded repairs
  • PCC-2 Mechanical repairs
  • PCC-2 Wrap repairs

 
 

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George Antaki, P.E., Becht Engineering, is a Fellow of ASME, with over 45 years of experience in pressure equipment.   He is internationally recognized for his expertise in design, analysis, and fitness-for-service evaluation of pressure equipment and piping systems.  Mr. Antaki is past vice-chair of the joint API-ASME Committee on Fitness-for-Service, member and past-chair of ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, Chairman of ASME III Working Group Piping Design, member of the ASME III Subgroup Component Design, and ASME Operation and Maintenance Subgroup Piping, and past member of the ASME PCC-2 Repair Committee. Mr. Antaki is the author of three textbooks on the subject of pressure equipment design and integrity evaluation, including Fitness-for-Service for Piping, Vessels, and Tanks. Mr. Antaki earned his degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium in 1975, and his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985.
 

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