Why Choose this Training Course?
This PetroKnowledge 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 PetroKnowledge 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.