Course Description API 579


In this highly practical course, participants will learn how to evaluation inspection results and calculate the remaining life of corroded and degraded equipment. The course will review the recommended practices of API 579 & API 571 and how they can be applied on Fitness-for-service and damage mechanisms affecting process plant equipment.

The course covers general engineering assessment, damage mechanisms, and specific assessment procedures that include the fitness-for-service of equipment and materials of construction used in refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries. It also covers brittle fracture applications for low-temperature refinery and petrochemical services, assessment of corrosion damage, assessment of blisters/laminations, and assessment of crack-like flaws, assessment of fire damage, and the Run-Repair-Replace decision-making process.

The participant will not only be able to apply the rules to calculate the remaining life of corroded and degraded equipment, and make run-or-repair decision but will also understand the historical and technical basis of the rules.

The course is illustrated through a large number of case studies and does involve some calculations (with a hand-held calculator) to calculate failure margins and remaining life.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for integrity assessment engineers, operations engineers, maintenance engineers, maintenance supervisors, facility integrity supervisors, corrosion technicians, corrosion engineers, corrosion specialists, site inspection engineers, inspectors, piping engineers, mechanical engineers, plant managers, plant engineers, project engineers and engineers responsible for maintaining the
integrity of process plant equipment and piping.

Training Methodology

This interactive training workshop includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of total tuition hours:-

50% Lectures
30% Workshop & work presentations
20% Case Studies and Practical exercise


Course Outline

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a complete and up-to-date overview of the area of inspection, Planning, Fitness-for-Service, Damage Mechanisms and Repair of Vessels, Tanks, Piping and Process Equipment in accordance with API 579 and API 571.

Furthermore, participants will learn how to identify damage mechanisms in accordance with API RP 571, evaluate the extent of damage and carry out FFS assessment at damage
locations in plant equipment service in order to estimate the remaining life and extend the life of equipment and facilities or make decisions to repair or replace.

Upon the successful completion of this course, each participant will be able to:-
• Apply ASME PPC, API 579 standards for vessels, tanks, piping and process equipment
• Plan the inspection of vessels, tanks, piping and process equipment
• Evaluate the inspection results
• Calculate the remaining life of corroded and degraded equipment
• Select and implement the right repair technique be applying the ASME PCC codes

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