Damage mechanisms identification, meaning first of all, understanding what kind of damage morphology to be expected in given operating environment, as well as understanding the root cause of the morphology of the damage is the key of the proper implementation of API/ASME in-service inspection codes, such as API 510, API 570, API 653. Furthermore, a proper implementation of any kind of risk-based or risk-informed initiative, such as RBI per API RP 580, ASME PCC-3 or API RP 581 is heavily dependent on expert understanding of the damage potential of the process and prediction of the damage state of the equipment in the future. For the damage found, an FFS assessment using API RP 579/ASME FFS-1 is explicitly requiring that the owner/user provide damage type and damage rate as most important input for equipment qualification and assessment of the equipment remaining life.
During this training course, a number of damage mechanisms will be explained in the systematic manner as presented in the code (API RP 571). Critical factors for each damage mechanisms are elaborated; this knowledge can be utilized in practice to establish proper Integrity Operating Windows or create Corrosion Control Documents, for example. Basic prevention, inspection, and on-line monitoring methods are explored for each damage mechanism.
This API RP 571 & Advanced Damage Mechanisms and Material Investigation in the Refining, Petrochemical & Petroleum Industries training course will highlight:
- General damage mechanisms applicable to all industries
- O&G and petrochemical specific damage mechanisms
- Understanding of the basic processes and the related damage mechanisms
- Provide basis for informed corrosion control documentation, integrity operating windows (IOWs)