Course Description API 610


This five-day Course is designed to provide an in-depth perspective of pump technology in terms of selection, operation, maintenance and repair. Topics covered include pump types and terminology, centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings, couplings and other vital components. In addition, various pump types will be examined as to how they perform in their respective operating systems and ad-
vantages / disadvantages of various pump types will be discussed. Pump operation, trouble- shooting and maintenance will be dealt with in depth.

This Course will provide participants with a complete and up-to-date knowledge of pumps and their systems. Further, participants will learn more about selection, operation and maintenance strategies which will assist in increasing pump availability and reliability. Upon the completion of this Course, participants will be able to troubleshoot all types of pump problems.

The following program is planned for this Course. However, the Course director(s) may modify this program before or during the Course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants. Nevertheless, the Course objectives will always be met.

Who Should Attend

This Course is designed for plant and maintenance engineers, process engineers, maintenance personnel, supervisors and reliability specialists working in a wide variety of process plant environments, such as petrochemical, plastics,
power utilities, oil, gas, water utilities, wastewater etc. It should be highly valuable to senior maintenance technicians involved with pumps, their operation, and their maintenance.

Training Methodology

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

50% Lectures
30% Workshops, Group Work & Practical Exercises
20% Videos & Software


Course Outline

 This course presents a comprehensive and practical introduction and application of the latest techniques in Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) analysis of inspection results. It discusses practical techniques for application of RBI for the analysis of equipment, piping and pipelines defects and degradation.

The focus of the course is on predicting degradation in service, setting optimum inspection intervals (API 580-581), projecting remaining life based on generic data corrected for plant specific conditions and assumptions, and applying qualitative/quantitative analysis for degraded conditions to determine upon a ‘risk basis’ time to next inspection or failure.

The course includes a discussion on identification of API RP 571 damage mechanisms, risk
management, and risk mitigation strategies. Requirements for input data and information, and the roles of the RBI Assessment Team will be described. Approaches to levels of RBI
assessment and basis for implementation will be examined.

The exercise will give Delegates the opportunity to key elements for implementation of an RBI system to a process facility. No software will be used in this course.


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