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Fitness-for-Service - Presented by Equity Engineering Group, Inc.


When: December 03, 2019 - December 06, 2019

Where: Orlando, FL

Presented by Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

This Fitness-For-Service training course will provide attendees with an introduction to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. This training course covers all of the sections of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1 and Level 2 assessment procedures. This course provides a discussion on damage mechanisms and the importance of identification, inspection techniques for flaw characterization, and an overview of remaining life, remediation, and methods to extend the life of damaged equipment.

The instructors will discuss the background and logic behind the assessment procedures, guide the students through select examples from the API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 Example Problem Manual, and discuss the procedures and solutions in detail. Typical problems solved include brittle fracture, general and local metal loss, pitting, blisters/HIC, weld misalignment, crack-like flaws, and creep.

Course Highlights

  • Learn the importance of damage mechanism identification and the role it plays when selecting the appropriate FFS procedure.
  • Learn various Level 1 and Level 2 FFS assessment techniques.
  • Understand methods used to establish inspection intervals and the appropriate mitigation and monitoring methods for the particular types of damage.
  • Recognize opportunities for proactive FFS and how these applications can aid in NDE and flaw sizing guidelines, shutdown planning, evaluation of undocumented equipment, and brittle fracture screening.

Who Should Attend:

  • Plant engineers in mechanical reliability programs
  • Plant inspectors
  • Central engineering staff
  • Consultants for refining and petrochemicals
  • Can also be beneficial for the fossil fuel utility, pulp and paper, nuclear energy, and other industries that use and maintain pressurized equipment

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