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Understanding ASME VIII DIV 1, DIV 2, Code Criteria and Application To Fitness For Service Evaluations

This three-day course will provide an intensive study of the underlying engineering principles that form the design basis considerations of pressure vessel, piping and storage tank construction by use of industry practice Codes as ASME VIII Division 1, Division 2, ASME B31.3, CSA Z662, API 650 and related Codes and standards and the extension of these principles for application in ASME FFS-1 / API 579-1 fitness for service evaluations.

Course Highlights

This course reviews the engineering mechanics / code criteria underlying the "design by rules" and "design by analysis" approaches of Codes and standards and how knowledge of these principles may be used to safely extend the life of the equipment which has been deemed to be at or beyond Code design limits.

A prevalent practice in the industry is to employ convenient and widely available software tools to provide fitness for service evaluations. These tools relieve the engineer of assuming full control of the design process but retaining the responsibility for the calculations and consequential evaluation for shutdown or continued operation of the equipment or piping. Therefore, it is essential that users have a strong foundation in the construction Codes and fitness for service techniques to verify and validate both the original calculations and FFS calculations, especially when provided by numerical analysis techniques and software. Application to demanding applications (such as FCCU's, Fluid Cokers, delayed coker drums, cyclic service vessels, fired heaters and steam generation equipment, wet H2S services) are illustrated by case study.

The course will present these topics in the context of
     · ASME VIII Division 1 Construction of Pressure Vessels
     · ASME VIII Division 2 Alternative Rules
     · API 579 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service

This course is intended for individuals who are responsible for the design, installation, inspection, repair & maintenance, or fitness for service assessments of pressure equipment in the hydrocarbon processing (HPI), chemical & petrochemical (CPI), oil sands, heavy oil, power generation (PGI) and pipeline transportation industries.

Detailed Course Description

Day I

1 Overview
     · History
     · Codes & Standards
     · Overview, Codes & Standards

   · Scope
   · Design Rules
   · Underlying Engineering Principles

   · Scope
   · Design Rules
   · Design by Analysis
   · Underlying Engineering Principles

4 Piping, Pipelines & Tanks
   · Design Rules
   · Underlying Engineering Principles

Day II

5 Damage mechanisms
   . Scope, References, Definitions
   . Damage Mechanisms
   . Mechanical & Metallurgical
   . Mechanical & TM Fatigue
   . General & Localized Corrosion
   . Creep / Creep Rupture
   . HIC / SOHIC / SCC

6 API 579 / ASME FFS-1
   · Scope
   · Damage Classes
   · General requirements
   · Level I Asssessments
   · Level II Assessments
   · Level III Assessments


7 API 579 / ASME FFS-1 (cont'd)
   · Level III Assessments
   · Comprehensive Level III Case Study

8 Industry Supporting Practices
    · API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
    · API 570 Piping Inspection Code
    · API 572 Inspection of Pressure Vessels

9 Jurisdiction
    · Jurisdiction Documents
    · Directives & Requirement Documents
    · Information Bulletins
    · Others

10 Case Studies & Class Challenge
    · Plant Equipment Problem(s)
    · Plant Piping Problem(s)

Course contact and registration information can be obtained from   John Aumuller  P. Eng., Ph. D.