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Process Equipment & Piping Systems

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Process Equipment & Piping Systems

Design, Operation, Failure Evaluation & Repairs

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Course?

This Process Equipment & Piping Systems training course is designed to provide practical aspects of the mechanical design of pressure vessels, storage tanks, thermal equipment, piping systems and fluid transport machinery. The course will discuss the performance of these components under various operating conditions including in-depth explanation on the process of material degradation such as corrosion, erosion, fatigue and others that may lead to component failure.

Several examples and case studies included in the workshops and will demonstrate the application of Fitness for Service (FFS) assessment method that enables quantitative evaluation of the remaining life in service of any component of equipment. Failure prevention methods will also be discussed and explained.

The Process Equipment & Piping Systems training course will feature:

  • Explanation of mechanical design of pressurized equipment according to ASME Code
  • Consideration of best operating conditions: Integrity Operating Window and MOC
  • Analysis of damage and degradation mechanisms that affect process equipment and piping
  • Guidance for selecting the most appropriate inspection method based on API code guidelines
  • Procedure for assessing the existing flaws and defects in the given component

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Process Equipment & Piping Systems training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the safe design and operation of pressurized process equipment
  • Follow the procedure for inspection and testing of process equipment
  • Apply the fundamental concepts and strategies to prevent failures
  • Use the best practices of FFS to estimate the remaining life of operating equipment
  • Select the methods of repair and alteration of pressurized process equipment

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Course for?

This Process Equipment & Piping Systems training course is designed to benefit all levels of Technical Personnel in the oil and gas industry as well as in chemical and process industries but will greatly benefit:

  • Process, Mechanical and Chemical Engineers
  • Operation and Maintenance Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Technical Personnel involved in inspection

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge Process Equipment & Piping Systems training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes formal lectures and interactive worked examples with active contribution of all delegates during discussions and team work. Real life examples (i.e. case studies) will be selected to illustrate the procedure for carrying out typical equipment failure analysis.

The emphasis in the entire training course will be on the explanation of equipment failure causes and safety operation system as well as providing answers to problems that is encountered in everyday practice. There will be ample opportunities for open discussion and sharing professional experiences on existing and new technologies.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of Design Features of Process Equipment and Piping System

  • General Concept of Safety in Design: Codes and Standards
  • Design Features of Pressure Vessels and Storage Tanks
  • Design Features of Piping Systems
  • Design Characteristics of Fluid Handling Equipment
  • Design Characteristics of Thermal Equipment
  • Overpressure Protection of Equipment

Day Two: Overview of Operation Issues of Components of Process Equipment

  • Safe Operation of Process Equipment: Integrity Operating Window
  • Over-pressuring of Process Equipment
  • Uncontrolled Runaway Chemical Reaction
  • Overheating of Boiler Tubes
  • Abnormal Operation of Fluid Handling Equipment
  • Vibration of Piping Systems

Day Three: Failure Modes and Fracture Mechanisms

  • Characteristics of Material Used for Construction of Process Equipment
  • Material Degradation Processes
  • Causes of Failures of Process Equipment and Piping Systems
  • Failure Modes
  • Fracture Mechanisms
  • Lessons Learnt from Major World Equipment Failures

Day Four: Design and Operation of Fluid Handling Equipment

  • Condition Monitoring
  • Inspection and Testing Techniques: API 572, API 510, API 570
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI): API 580
  • Fitness for Service Assessment: API 579/ASME FS1
  • Failure Evaluation and Calculation of Component Remaining Life
  • Failure Prevention Methods

Day Five: Repairs, Alterations and Rerating of Process Equipment

  • Classification of Repairs
  • Repair Best Practices for Pressure Vessels and Other Equipment
  • Rerating of Pressure Vessels
  • Hot Taping and Line Stopping
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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