Is it for me?

This course is aimed you if you are a plant engineer, non-destructive testing engineer, materials and corrosion engineer, or plant inspector responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks.

This course covers Level 1 (for plant inspectors) and Level 2 (for engineers FFS assessments), in accordance with the 2016 edition of API 579/ASME FFS.

It is recommended that you have a knowledge of either the design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most common pressure equipment design codes/standards (ASME, BSI,API, NACE, etc)

What will I learn?

This course has been developed based around the new API/ASME combined standard (API 579 Third Edition), which has been expanded to address material damage mechanisms other than just those commonly found in refining industry equipment.

The course will provide an introduction to Fitness for Service (FFS), material properties and the API 579 Annexes, stress analysis for FFS, non-destructive testing and flaw sizing for FFS, and the identification of damage mechanisms for FFS. You will also be taught about brittle fracture, general metal loss, localised metal loss, pitting, laminations, weld misalignment and shell distortion, crack-like flaws, creep, fire damage, hydrogen blisters, hydrogen damage associated with HIC and SOHIC, dents and gouges, and remaining life assessment and life extension examples. This course will also cover repair and remediation options, status of API 579 and future developments, interaction with other assessment procedures (e.g. FITNET, BS 7910, R5 and R6) and related API documents (API 510, API 570 and API Std 653).

What will I leave with?

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
  • Confidently apply the latest FFS technologies for making repair, replace, re-rate and re-design decisions
  • Understand the information requirements for performing FFS assessments for brittle fracture, general metal loss, localised metal loss, pitting, laminations, weld misalignment and shell distortion, crack-like flaws, creep; fire damage; hydrogen blisters; hydrogen damage associated with HIC/SOHIC; dents and gouges
  • Use FFS on process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks

What else should I know?

  • If booking on a course and examination package, candidates are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the examination is assessed. 
  • The course fee does not include a copy of the associated American Petroleum Institute document. A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to the attendees.
  • UK candidates - if you wish to take the examination, a fee of £280.00 + VAT in addition to the course fee shown above will be charged.

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