API121 API 579 & ASME PCC 2

Course Title: API121-API 579 and ASME PCC-2 : Fitness For Service Assessments And Repair Practices

 

OVERVIEW

API 579 FFS (Fitness-For-Service) assessments refer to the quantitative evaluations of engineering which are performed for determining structural integrity of in-service pressurized equipment containing any damage or flaw. The guidelines offered by this standard is used for making “Run-Repair-Replace” decisions. In case it fits the service, safe life of equipment is determined.

If fitness for service procedures are found to have defects, or if any repair is required, the guidelines on repair procedures and repair methods are offered in ASME PCC-2: Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping Standard.

Xceed Academy has specifically designed this API121-API 579 and ASME PCC-2 training course in order to provide you with logical stepwise procedures for assessing the existing structural integrity of equipment. This will help in deciding its fitness for the sustained service, choosing, and applying the appropriate remedial action.

Also, this training course will impart in-depth knowledge in attendees regarding mechanics of adopting and implementing the rules of API 579 and ASME PCC-2, for their daily usage in professional work, with the help of real-life problem solving and case studies. This discussion will also embrace the related aspects of numerous Post-Construction Codes, like API 570 and API 510.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

  • To comprehend the damage and in-service degradation experienced by Piping and Pressure vessels

  • To learn stepwise methodology for assessing flaws and defects developed during the service
  • To learn method of selecting between ‘3 R’ options (Run, Repair and Replace)
  • Assess future remaining life
  • Address the repair of key components when repair is necessary on the basis of right inspection and defect assessment
  • Decision making with regards to permanent or temporary repairs
  • How to choose the right repair plan
  • Methods of executing repairs without causing any damage to equipment
  • To examine and test repaired requirements
  • Repair report and documentation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE?

  • This training program is suitable for Piping/Pressure Vessel/Tank design engineers, plant operating managers and engineers, process engineers
  • Besides, mechanical/chemical engineers experienced in integrity assessment of Vessels, Columns, tanks, piping etc.
  • Xceed Academy also recommend this API121-API 579 and ASME PCC-2 training course for Inspection persons, design engineers, maintenance engineers involved in maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of plant equipment in Petrochemical, Refining, and Chemical industries
  • For participants attending this course, API 510/ 570/ 653 certification is an added advantage.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Analysis of in-service degradation and damage suffered by Piping and Pressure vessels
  • Inspection of damage and assessment of inspection findings
  • API 579 Standard (Fitness For Service)
  • API 579- Scope and limitations
  • Assessment procedures of Fitness-for-service engineering
  • Concept of Remaining strength factor
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Methods of Remediation, In-Service Monitoring
  • Acceptance Criteria and Assessment Techniques
  • Level1 Assessment, Level 2 Assessment, Level 3 Assessment
  • Identification and classification of damage mechanisms
  • FFS assessments methods (Level 1) and application to piping/plant equipment
  • Decision making on 3Rs (Run, Repair and Replace)
  • Assessment of current equipment for brittle fracture
  • Assessment of general local metal loss, metal loss, pitting corrosion
  • Assessment of hydrogen damage and hydrogen blisters – HIC and SOHIC
  • Assessment of shell distortions and weld misalignment
  • Assessment of components operating in the creep range
  • Assessment of crack-like defects
  • Assessment of fire damage, gouges, dents, and dent-gouge combinations, and laminations
  • Relevance of API 579 standard with API 570 and API 510 Codes
  • ASME PCC-2 Standard (Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping)
  • Scope, Organization, and Intent
  • Applicability and limitations of repair procedures embraced by ASME PCC-2
  • Methods and techniques of Repair: Welded Repairs
  • Weld Overlay to Repair Internal Thinning
  • Butt-Welded Insert Plates in Pressure Components
  • Welded Leak Box Repair
  • Full Encirclement Steel Reinforcing Sleeves for Piping
  • Fillet Welded Patches
  • Alternatives to Post weld Heat Treatment
  • In-Service Welding Onto Carbon Steel Pressure Components or Pipelines, Weld Overlay, Weld Build up, and Clad
  • Non-welding repairs (Mechanical Repairs, Restoration)
  • Inspection and Repair of Shell, Mechanical Clamp Repair, and Tube Heat Exchangers, Mechanical repairs, with sealant
  • Non-metallic Composite Repair Systems
  • Examination and Testing, Pressure and Tightness Testing of Piping and Equipment, Non-destructive Examination in Lieu of Pressure Testing for Repairs and Alterations
  • Documentation and Records of repairs
  • Relevance of ASME PCC-2 Standard with API 510 and API 570 Codes
  • Real-world examples and case studies