Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping

API-579/ASME FFS-1 & PCC-2 Standards

Classroom Dates
01 - 05 Jul 2024
Kuala Lumpur
18 - 22 Nov 2024
20 - 24 Jan 2025
Online Dates
01 - 05 Jul 2024

This Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping training course clarifies the Fitness-for-Service concepts and technologies and provides training on the application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, a standard jointly published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) that covers a wide range of flaw types and damage mechanisms. It is intended to supplement and augment the requirements in API 510, API 570 and API 653 to ensure safety and reliability of plant equipment.

The general road map and procedures for flaw evaluation, acceptance criteria, calculation of remaining life, and the three levels of evaluation will be explained. Level 1 procedures for evaluation of the various flaws covered in Parts 3 through 13 are explained and demonstrated by worked example problems. Additionally, Level 2 procedures are discussed and some level 2 worked example problems are demonstrated. An introduction to level 3 analyses methods and acceptance criteria is covered. Stresses of various categories and failure modes associated with each are explained. Basic design of pressure vessels, piping and storage tanks including the relevant Code design formulas for calculating required thickness are presented and demonstrated by worked examples problems.

This Energy Training Centre training course emphasizes that any FFS assessment must not conflict with code and regulatory requirements and ensures that basic engineering principles are adhered to and the intent of the reference publication is understood and followed.

The participants will learn to apply the rules of the API/ASME 579 standard "Fitness-for-Service" to recognize degradation mechanisms, evaluate the integrity and remaining life of pressure vessels, tanks, piping systems and pipelines, make cost effective run-or-repair decisions, and select the appropriate repair options.

In this Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping training course you will learn:

  • Fundamental principles of fitness-for-service, their practical application through presentations, worked examples, case studies, and a step-by-step evaluation process for each type of degradation mechanism
  • Fundamental principles of component integrity, application of the ASME code rules, material properties of strength and toughness, and the introduction to stress and fracture mechanics
  • A review of degradation mechanisms and the application of API 579 to brittle fracture, general metal loss, local wall thinning, pitting, blisters and laminations, mechanical defects (dents, gouges, misalignment, and distortion), crack-like flaws (stress corrosion cracking, weld flaws, crack-like defects), fatigue, HIC and SOHIC and fire damage

Participants to this Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the training course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training course methodology includes This is an intensive and comprehensive training course in which participants are drawn into active participation in discussions and example solutions to enhance learning.

The emphasis in the training course will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to maintenance, repair and alterations of process equipment. Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All training course materials will be provided.

Optimization of process plant operation, including equipment efficiency, energy consumption and maintenance management, is vital to the budgetary success of the organisation. On completion of this training course the delegates will be able to critically analyse the methodologies employed within the organisation and instigate improvements where required.

Participants will obtain all skills that are essential for assessing pressure vessels, piping and tanks against all known degradation mechanisms from first approach at field Level up to expertise level giving them extreme confidence on their recommendation through professionally written reports. 

This Fitness-For-Service, Remaining Life Assessment & Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping training course provides a wide understanding and deeper appreciation of fitness-for service, remaining life assessment and repair of pressure equipment and piping for:

  • Integrity Assessment Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Facility Integrity Supervisors
  • Corrosion Engineers
  • Corrosion Specialists
  • Site Inspection Engineers
  • Piping Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plant Managers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Engineers who are responsible for maintaining the integrity of process plant equipment and piping

Day One: Fitness-For-Service Technology

  • Overview of API 579 Contents, Objectives and Applications
  • How to apply API 579 for cost-effective run-or-repair decisions
  • Fitness-for-Service assessment procedure
  • An overview of what is new in the latest release
  • FFS Assessment Methodology and Procedure
  • Structure of the Standard - Road map for Parts 3 through 13 of the FFS Standard
  • The FFS eight-step procedure
  • Examples of the major parts

Day Two: Inspection and Fitness-For-Service

  • Real function of inspection
  • Inspection reliability and effectiveness
  • Nondestructive testing techniques - PT, VT, MT, ET, UT, RT, AE
  • Fundamentals of Design and Construction of Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks and Piping
  • Annex A - Thickness, MAWP and stress equations for a FFS assessment
  • Fitness-for-Service and Remaining Life (cont’d) Brittle Fracture and Cryogenic Service
  • Assessment of General Wall Thinning
  • Assessment of Local Thin Areas and B31G for Pipelines
  • Assessment of Pitting Corrosion
  • Fabrication Defects and in-Service Degradation of Pressure Equipment and Piping
  • Annex G - Damage Mechanisms

Day Three: FFS Assessment of Brittle Fracture and Metal Loss

  • Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture
  • Overview of brittle fracture
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked examples
  • Overview of Corrosion, Erosion and Pitting
  • Assessment of General Metal Loss
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked examples
  • Assessment of Local Metal Loss
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked examples Assessment techniques laminations-Distortion-cracks

Day Four: Assessment of Pitting Corrosion

  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked example
  • Fitness For Service Assessment of Corroded Pipelines
  • ASME B31G
  • KAPA
  • Worked Example - Blisters, Local and Mechanical Damage
  • Assessment of Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage Associated With HIC and SOHIC
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked examples Assessment techniques creep-fire damage-fatigue

Day Five: Assessment of Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortions

  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked example
  • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
  • Assessment of Crack-Like Flaws
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked examples
  • Creep, Fire and Mechanical Damage
  • Assessment of Components Operating in the Creep Range
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked example
  • Assessment of Fire Damage
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Case study
  • Assessment of Dents, Gouges, and Dent-Gouge Combinations
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked example
  • Assessment of Laminations
  • Data requirements
  • Assessment techniques
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Worked example Repair methodologies
  • Repair Techniques
    • New Developments in Repair Standards 
    • Permanent and Temporary Repairs
    • Overview of All Repair Techniques 
    • Selection of the Right Repair
    • Contents and Structure of the Repair Plan
    • Welding on In-Service Equipment
    • Welded Repairs
    • Non-Welded Repairs

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

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Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
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  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
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  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
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  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

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  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

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Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

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Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
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  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.