Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Equipment

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Equipment

Corrosion, Inspection, Maintenance, & Safety Management

Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Equipment

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This course is designed to allow professionals working in the process, chemical and oil & gas industries to gain better understanding of complex issues related to the mechanical integrity of pressure equipment and to familiarize with techniques of inspection, monitoring and condition evaluation according to existing ASME and API standards. The course will cover many important concepts including material properties, construction, operation and maintenance strategies, with the focus on corrosion protection measures and repair technologies.

Pressure equipment including pressure vessels, piping systems and storage tanks with corresponding accessories are subject to difficult service conditions and degradation mechanisms. If not adequately monitored and inspected, any defect could result in major failures, human injuries and business losses. Regular maintenance and inspection of this equipment is essential to detect any defect in service so that impact on the equipment integrity can be adequately assessed.

This course will feature:

  • Equipment materials selection, construction and potential failures
  • Corrosion principles and protection
  • Equipment monitoring and maintenance
  • Inspection methodologies according to API 570 and API 653
  • Fitness for Service analysis according to API 579

What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify & understand corrosion mechanisms & processes of material degradation
  • Plan & select adequate corrosion protection technology for pressure equipment
  • Formulate the predictive maintenance strategy based on monitoring data
  • Discuss the results of inspection based on non-destructive testing.(NDT)
  • Perform the fitness for service (FFS) analysis & estimate the remaining service life

Who is this Training Course for?

This course will benefit all levels of personnel in a process plant. It will enable them to understand the construction details and operational parameters associated with process heat exchangers.

This course is suitable to a wide range of engineering professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Plant operators
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Inspection personnel
  • Process supervisors
  • Plant technical managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The seminar will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. The emphasis will be on the explanation of technical points and providing answers to real industrial problems that are encountered in everyday practice.

The focus in discussions will be related to inspection and maintenance of pressure equipment used in chemical and oil & gas production facilities. Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for interactive discussions and sharing the professional experiences with the colleagues and with the instructor. This will certainly help solidify the knowledge gained in the course. All course materials will be provided.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Equipment
  • Construction elements of pressure equipment & their mechanical integrity
  • Sizing of pressure vessels per ASME BPV and piping per ASME B31.3
  • Selection of construction material regarding its interaction with working fluid
  • Material degradation that affects equipment’s mechanical integrity
  • Material failure mechanisms: fatigue, cracks, fractures
  • Workshop: examples & solutions
Day Two: Corrosion, Monitoring and Protection
  • Mechanism of corrosion, erosion & stress corrosion cracking
  • Operation of equipment at high and low temperatures
  • Corrosion protection methods: surface coating, lining & cathodic protection
  • Corrosion under insulation (CUI)
  • Corrosion direct assessment (DA): external (ECDA), & internal (ICDA)
  • Workshop: examples & solutions
Day Three: Inspection of Equipment in Service
  • Piping inspection code (API 570) and tank inspection code (API 653)
  • Metal loss inline inspection (ILI) and smart pigging (NDT) technology
  • Leak detection methods (LDAR) and process surveillance (SCADA)
  • Hydrostatic test methodology: test pressure and fluid temperature
  • Inspection strategies: risk based inspection RBI (API 580)
  • Workshop: examples & solutions
Day Four: Maintenance, Reconditioning & Repair Technologies
  • Planned maintenance strategies
  • Equipment maintenance: cleaning and reconditioning technologies
  • Maintenance of valves, fittings and accessories
  • Repair & alteration technologies
  • Valve repair: hot tapping, temporary plugging (stopple)
  • Workshop: examples & solutions
Day Five: Safety Management of Pressure Equipment
  • Safety control systems and instrumentation
  • Equipment failure prevention & root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Risk identification practices and remedies: HAZOP, LOPA, FMEA
  • Fitness for service (FFS) analysis
  • Estimate of the remaining life of equipment
  • Summary and conclusions


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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