Length: 3 days
This three-day course reviews the causes of damage and failure of piping, vessels, and tanks, as well as how to prevent them. It examines the plant engineer’s approach to understanding damage mechanisms and the approach to risk-based inspection planning process and inspection techniques for fixed equipment. How to evaluate remaining life of damaged and degraded fixed equipment and piping systems are discussed through case studies.
The methods and criteria for remaining life assessment presented in this course are based on ASME and API codes and standards, and incorporate best practices across industries. The course explains not only what the requirements are to perform a correct and cost-effective run-or-repair assessment, but also their technical basis.
Participants learn how to select the cost-effective and technically valid repair options based on ASME PCC-1 and NBIC Part 3, as well as their implementation (design of the repair, field construction, examination, pressure or leak testing).
Participants will receive the textbook, Fitness for Service & Integrity of Piping Vessels and Tanks by George Antaki, and the ASME PCC-2 Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping Standard.
You Will Learn To
- Detect types and causes of failures
- Identify the differences between design code margins and fitness-for-service margins
- Make run-or-repair fitness-for-service decisions per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 for wall thinning and cracks
- Explain the requirements of post-construction codes using the guidance obtained in this course
- Explain 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
Who Should Attend
This course is an essential resource for operators, manufacturers, design engineers, maintenance engineers, and technical personnel involved in inspection, reliability, repair or alterations of pressure vessels, boilers, piping, and tanks.