training & development
PD077 - Failure Prevention, Repair and Life Extension of Piping,Vessels, and Tanks

PD077 - Failure Prevention, Repair and Life Extension of Piping,Vessels, and Tanks

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019


Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 29, 2019 - May 1, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Purchasing, fabricating, maintaining and repairing equipment at the lowest possible cost while assuring non-failure is always a priority.  The causes of damage and failure of piping, vessels, and tanks are described throughout the course as well as how to prevent these incidents.  The risk-based inspection planning process and inspection techniques for operating equipment are reviewed.

Practical case studies and course material are used to illustrate how one should apply the ASME Post-Construction and Fitness-for-Service codes to evaluate inspection results and understand the technical basis and techniques for making run-or-repair decisions to prevent failures of degraded equipment.  Students are taught how to select the cost-effective and technically valid repair options, 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 codebook, PCC-2 Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping.

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
 - 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

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Operators, manufacturers, design engineers, maintenance engineers, and inspectors involved in repair of alterations of pressure vessels, boilers, piping, and tanks.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD077
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


George Antaki, P.E., Becht Engineering, is a Fellow of ASME, with over 40 years of experience in pressure equipment. He is an ASME Fellow, internationally recognized for his expertise in design, analysis, and fitness-for-service evaluation of pressure equipment and piping systems. He is the Chairman of ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, Chairman of ASME III Working Group Piping Design, member of the ASME III Subgroup Component Design, ASME QME, and ASME Operation and Maintenance Subgroup Piping. He 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 Liege, Belgium in 1975, and his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985.
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