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PD616 - API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Evaluation

PD616 - API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Evaluation

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Amsterdam, NLD
Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019


Milano, ITA
Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019


Copenhagen, DNK
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019




Length: 4 days    CEUs: 3.00    PDHs: 30.00

During course, participants will learn how to apply the rules of API 579/ASME FFS "Fitness-for-Service" Standard to evaluate the integrity and remaining life of tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems and pipelines.  Topics covered include: the principles of fitness-for-service, practical application through case histories, a step-by-step evaluation process for each type of degradation mechanism, and a review of the application of API 579/ASME FFS to brittle fracture, general metal loss, local wall thinning, pitting, blisters, mechanical defects (dents, misalignment, and distortion), crack-like flaws (stress corrosion cracking, weld flaws, crack-like defects), fatigue, and fire damage.

You Will Learn To
 - Identify the latest techniques to determine the fitness-for-service of operating tanks, vessels, piping systems and pipelines
 - Explain the practical application of the ASME and API rules for structural integrity of static equipment and pipelines, and their use to assess remaining life
 - Explain how to apply the step-by-step 3-level approach of API 579/ASME FFS to evaluate inspection results and recognize potential failure modes
 - Describe how to apply the latest developments in defect assessment techniques

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Design and system engineers, integrity engineers

Special Requirements
Participants must bring a laptop loaded with MS Excel and be familiar with MS Excel spreadsheets for repeated calculations. Participants are expected to work with computers during the course to input data and work with calculations.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD616
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Dr. Mahmoud Nagi Shatla, M.Sc., Ph.D., CEng FIMechE, is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and has been elected as a Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is Shell UK Onshore Assets Mechanical-Static equipment (pressure vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, air coolers, boilers, heaters, flares, piping and valves) Technical Authority. Dr. Shatla is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, repair, and assets startup/shutdown decisions relevant to mechanical-static equipment for all Shell U.K. onshore assets.

Dr. Shatla is also the director of Technical Integrity Solutions Ltd., Aberdeen, U.K., which specializes in consultancy jobs relevant to Static Equipment and piping Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Fitness-for-Service and Repair. Dr. Shatla has conducted/supervised mechanical design of hundreds of pressure vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, and air coolers, per ASME VIII DIV. 1, ASME VIII DIV. 2, PD 5500, EN 13445, API 650, API 620, TEMA, API 660, API 661, and BS EN 14620.

Dr. Shatla has conducted fitness-for-service assessments of hundreds of static equipment and piping components per API 579/ASME FFS. He has supervised RBI, maintenance and temporary/permanent repairs of static equipment and piping using API 579, API 570, API 571, API 572, API 573, API 574, API 575, API 510, NBIC, API 653, API 580, API 581, ASME PCC-2 and ISO 24817. He has extensive experience in static equipment and piping design using the commercial software PVELITE, TANK, CAESAR II, COMPRESS, and the Finite Element Analysis software COSMOSWORKS, ANSYS and ABAQUS.

Dr. Shatla has authored and co-authored more than 20 publications published for International conferences and well-known journals, such as, the "Journal of Materials Processing Technology," the "International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture," and the "International Journal of Forming Processes." He earned his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University.
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