Length: 1 days
Fatigue is one of the most common failure modes in pressure equipment. It is essential to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods of fatigue analysis in both new construction and post-construction (in-service) codes and standards.
This two-day MasterClass provides practical methodology for fracture mechanics analysis of pressure equipment for determining integrity in the presence of a known flaw that has been identified during an inspection. Application of fracture mechanics to determine the remaining fatigue life of a component will be discussed in depth, as well as use of fracture mechanics to determine the design fatigue life of pressurized components for new construction of pressure vessels fabricated to ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 3 requirements.
This is not a course in the theory of fracture, but focuses on its practical applications. This class provides detailed instruction on the application of fracture mechanics and, to a more limited extent, other methods so that attendees will be able to select the appropriate technique for each situation.
The technical basis for this Master Class is API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, Fitness-For-Service and ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 3: Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels. This is not a course in the theory of fracture, but focuses on practical applications.
You will learn to:
- Identify the best method to determine the fatigue life of cyclically pressurized components
- Perform a fatigue analysis in accordance with the appropriate Codes and Standards
- Perform a linear-elastic fracture mechanics analysis in accordance with API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division 3 (Div. 3) to determine crack stability and remaining life for in-service equipment with a crack-like flaw or for new construction to Div. 3.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers working for Pressure Vessel Manufacturers, Owner/User firms and EPC firms who, design, specify, procure or are responsible for inspection, maintenance or repair of pressure equipment in cyclic service.
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of fracture mechanics and API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.
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