Length: 2 days
This MasterClass is designed to provide practical knowledge and in-depth examination of the Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessment Methods in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service using API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 Example Problem Manual and additional examples illustrating the different Assessment Levels. A review of the FFS assessment levels is provided along with a discussion on what constitutes a “best-buy,” assessment examples for volumetric damage, crack-like flaws, creep damage; efforts to harmonize API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with ASME, BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5. A Life Cycle Management overview for fixed equipment is presented with discussion topics including development of volumetric damage assessment methods for general and local metal loss, and pitting; development of crack-like flaw assessment methods, including stress intensity factor and reference stress solutions, failure assessment diagram, fracture toughness estimation, and residual stresses. Remaining life estimation for high temperature components is also presented including an overview of MPC Project Omega.
A discussion on the background and development of the FFS assessment methods is also provided to enable practitioners to perform effective Level 3 Assessments. Detailed FEA models are presented to help illustrate the different Assessment Levels. Insights into the improvements made in FFS technology and the requirements in the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, 2016 Edition are reviewed.
You Will Learn To
- Define the basis and application of the Assessment Levels permitted by API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
- Select an Assessment Level given a component with damage
- Apply the FFS techniques to the evaluation of inservice components through the Life-Cycle Management Process and the relationship API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 Assessments to the ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 2
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Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers from owner/users or contractors responsible for the Life Cycle Management of pressure vessel, piping, and tanks. Engineers interested in understanding the harmonization of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and the ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 2 will also benefit.
This Master Class is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and API 579-2/ASME FFS-2.
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