Equipment Failure & Replacement Optimization
Course Description
Process equipment, structures and piping systems may be subjected to severe service conditions including high constant or fluctuating stresses, extreme temperatures and various types of corrosion. This could cause loss of structural integrity, leading to degradation and damage. If such damage is not detected and assessed in a timely manner, it could result in catastrophic failures with potentially enormous consequential losses of life and assets. To ensure that engineering systems are capable of handling the service conditions in all foreseeable operating scenarios, they must first be designed through the selection of appropriate materials of construction and in accordance with recognized design methodologies and codes. It is also important to incorporate safeguards and controls to prevent operation outside the "design and operational envelope" and to inspect the process equipment with the view to detect any damage, characterize it, and assess its impact on the equipment "Fitness for Service". This comprehensive and structured Process Equipment Failures training course aims at providing a clear understanding of the major degradation mechanisms that process equipment and systems will be subjected to during their operating life, how to identify them, their effect on the integrity of the equipment and what appropriate measures can be taken to prevent and control the resultant damage.
The Training Course Will Highlight ?

This training course will feature:

  • Main aspects of mechanical testing of structures
  • Knowledge of the main types of structural failure
  • Aspects of structural integrity and mitigation techniques
  • Safe control and best practice use of engineering equipment
  • Inspection and non destructive methods
Training Objective

By the end of this training course, participants will enhance their competencies in the following areas

  • Understanding and prediction of the degradation mechanisms that affect process equipment fitness for service and could result in significant potential failures.
  • The inter-dependence of design, operation, and maintenance for achieving mechanical integrity of mechanical equipment.
  • Have a sound knowledge of the various types mechanical failure mechanisms, including fracture mechanics, Fatigue, Creep and corrosion.
  • Understand the basic concepts of inspection and NDT methods and their effective application.
  • Be familiar with relevant failure mitigation principles.

Target Audience

This BTS training course is intended for:

  • Staff who use or supervise activities requiring the selection, design/fabrication or use of mechanical equipment or component parts
  • Engineers who seek a basic understanding of the practical aspects of evaluation of structural integrity
  • Operation, technical service and maintenance professionals from various processing plants involved in everyday operation, control, inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Engineers and consultants dealing with planning of new production plants, retrofitting plants and introducing new technologies
  • Technical professionals responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Project and asset managers

Training Methods

Daily Agenda

Day One: Materials Testing and Failure

  • Course objectives and overview
  • Materials Testing – Tensile, Impact, Hardness
  • Types of Failures – Ductile/brittle fracture, Temperature Effects
  • Analytical Tools – Visual examination of fracture surface, Fractography, Microscopy
  • Industrial Failures – Examples of Failures and Causes

Day Two: Damage and Interpretation of Failure I

  • Stress Concentrating
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue Failure
  • High temperature Creep
  • Thermal Expansion and deflections
  • Worked examples

Day Three: Damage and Interpretation of Failure II

  • Wear, Galing and Fretting
  • Principles and types of Corrosion damage and Mitigation
  • Vibration of Equipment and Piping
  • Vibration Condition Monitoring
  • Technical Problem Solving and Decision-making Approaches

Day Four: Examples of Equipment Failure

  • Pressure vessels and life extension
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Pumps and Compressors
  • Mechanical Seals and “O” Rign Failures
  • Bearing failure
  • Pipes and Repair Techniques

Day Five: Inspection, Testing and Condition Assessment

  • NDT Methods and Techniques
  • Inspection of Process Equipment
  • Examples of Remaining Life Calculations
  • Relevant Inspection Codes, API 570, etc.
  • Course Summary and Wrap-up

BTS attendance certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 80% of the total course duration.

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Course Rounds : (5 -Days)

Code Date Venue Fees Register
ME178-01 09-06-2024 Casablanca USD 5450
ME178-02 18-08-2024 Dubai USD 5450
ME178-03 13-10-2024 Dubai USD 5450
ME178-04 23-12-2024 Indonesia USD 5950
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UpComing Date

  • Start date 09-06-2024
  • End date 13-06-2024

  • Country Morocco
  • Venue Casablanca

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