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