API 579 Training – Fitness For Service

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FAC 152 - 0112-01-202016-01-20205 Star hotelDubai$ 4950English Register
FAC 152 - 0201-03-202005-03-20205 Star hotelDubai$ 4950English Register
FAC 152 - 0309-08-202013-08-20205 Star hotel Cairo$ 4950English Register
FAC 152 - 0425-10-202029-10-20205 Star hotelLondon$ 5950English Register


Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments are quantitative engineering evaluations that are performed to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component that may contain a flaw or damage. This training course is designed to give a detailed discussion of the subject of Fitness For Service concepts (FFS) with emphasis on the basic degradation mechanism and its consequences aspect.

It presents a thorough understanding of how the disciplines of material science, stress analysis, NDT and inspection practices can be applied for assessing the present structural integrity of the component, and deciding its fitness for continued service as well as the projected remaining life. This course covers the analytical methods and their applications are explained with numerous case studies. In order to suit the course to participants with or without a FFS background, the course will be delivered such a way that most of technical terms and both code statements and examples will clarify concepts.

Each attendee must bring a Scientic Calculator

Who Should Attend?

Pressure Vessel/ Piping/ Tank design engineers, process engineers, plant operating engineers and managers, Chemical/ mechanical engineers who are involved in integrity assessment of Columns, Vessels, tanks, piping etc. Also recommended for the Design engineers, Inspection persons and maintenance engineers involved in Repair, maintenance and trouble shooting of plant equipments in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical industries. Individual certification of API 510/ 570/ 653 will be an added advantage to the participants

Course Outline

- Introduction to API 579 - Scope of fitness for service assessments - Definition of Terms - Fitness-for-service engineering assessment procedure - Remaining Life Assessment - Concept of Remaining strength factor - Remediation methods - In-Service Monitoring - Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

  • Level 1 Assessment

  • Level 2 Assessment

  • Level 3 Assessment

  • - Identification and characterization of damage mechanisms. - Methods of FFS assessment and their application to plant equipment/piping.

  • Assessment of existing equipment for brittle fracture

  • Assessment of general metal loss

  • Assessment of local metal loss

  • Assessment of pitting corrosion

  • Assessment of hydrogen blisters and hydrogen damage - HIC and SOHIC

  • Assessment of weld misalignment and shell distortions

  • Assessment of crack-like flaws

  • Assessment of components operating in the creep range

  • Assessment of fire damage

  • Assessment of dents, gouges, and dent-gouge combinations

  • Assessment of laminations

  • Documentation and Records.  

  • To familiarize participants with the main concepts and technical terms of degradation mechanisms.

  • To introduce participants to the concepts of FFS.

  • To explain to participants the basic concepts of degradation and FFS.

  • To provide participants with the basic technical and scientific knowledge for carrying out in depth inspection and engineering calculations.

  • To train participants to choose between ‘3 R’s i.e. Re-rate, Repair and Replace.

  • To introduce participants to different ways of evaluations and decision making as regards the repairs alterations and re-ratings

  • Assessment of future remaining life.

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