5 day course
Instructor: Nadarajah Chithranjan, Ph.D., P.E.
This course provides theory and practical application of API-579/ASME FFS-1 methods for assessing the acceptability of equipment with various kinds of flaws. The course will cover in detail the Level 1 and Level 2 procedures for analyzing Brittle Fracture, General Metal Loss, Pitting Damage, Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage, Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortion, Crack Like Flaws and Laminations. The Fitness-for-Service training provides direction for performing FFS assessments using procedures specifically prepared for pressurized equipment. For the topics covered in the training, example problems will be solved using hand calculations supplemented with BechtFFS software.
This course is offered:Monday, March 02, 2020Monday, June 08, 2020Monday, October 19, 2020
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2 Day Course
Instructor: George Antaki, P.E. and J Robert Sims
The course explains the technical basis of the ASME XI fracture mechanics rules, and then applies the Failure Assessment Diagram method of Appendix H to examples of cracks and crack-like defects in nuclear piping and vessels. The application covers all aspects of the assessment: Inspection methods, collection of necessary design data, prediction of crack growth rate, evaluation in accordance with ASME XI Appendix H (and Appendix C), and options on what to do if the crack does not qualify.
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