Course Content – API-579 ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service

Course Content – API-579 ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service

API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Applications and Examples with Becht FFS Software

“Besides highly experienced in field, the trainer was knowledgeable and understands the rationale behind the clauses of the Codes & Standards discussed, which is great.”
— Head of Inspection, Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad, Malaysia

“Excellent Organization in general. Best instructor by all standards. Very open and admits shortfalls. Very in-depth knowledge of subject matter backed with real life and practical examples.”
— Integrity Engineer, Engineering (Accra Office), MODEC Production Services, Ghana

“This is an excellent course for someone who uses high temperature creep service as a beginners. The course material with examples are covered in an excellent manner.”
— Sr. Engineer – Piping, Capital Power Corporation, Canada

“The training was very good. Good overview of entire 579 code and feel confident I can support my company. Great training class for engineers and inspectors. Would recommend this class highly.”
— PCE/Maintenance Engineer, ANGUS Chemical Company, United States

“The training was very good. Good overview of entire 579 code and feel confident I can support my company. Great training class for engineers and inspectors. Would recommend this class highly.”
— PCE/Maintenance Engineer, ANGUS Chemical Company, United States

Description:

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 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.

Outline:
Introduction to Fitness-for-Service
  • Overview of API 579/ASME FFS-1
  • Scope and Objectives
  • Responsibilities in FFS
FFS Methods and Margins
  • Design Margins for New Equipment
  • Remaining Strength Factor
  • Margins for In-Service Equipment
  • Three Levels of FFS Analysis
Brittle Fracture
  • Factors Influencing Brittle Fracture
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Brittle Fracture Assessment
General Metal Loss
  • Local vs General Thinning
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remaining Life Assessment
Local Thin Areas
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Pitting Corrosion
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Pit Measurement and Pit Couples
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage Associated with HIC and SOHIC
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Inspection Technique and Sizing Requirements
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment for Blisters, HIC and SOHIC
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortion
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Crack-Like Flaws
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Flaw Sizing and Inspection Technique
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD)
  • Leak before Break
  • Remediation and In Service Monitoring
High Temperature Creep
  • Applicability and Limitation
  • Data Requirement
  • Assessment Technique
  • Creep Rupture Life for Tubes
  • Remediation
Fire Damage
  • Applicability and Limitation
  • Data Requirement
  • Assessment Technique and Acceptance Criteria
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remainign Life Assessment and Remediation
Assessment of Dents, Gouges and Dent-Gouge Combinations
  • Applicability and Limitation
  • Data Requirement
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment of Dents Only and Gouges Only
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment of Dents and Gouge Combination
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Assessment of Lamination
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Data Requirements
  • Level 1 and 2 Assessment
  • Remaining Life Assessment
  • Remediation
Who Should Attend:

  • Integrity Assessment Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Specialists, Site Inspection Engineers
  • Piping Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
Instructor:
Ranjan Chithranjan, PhD, PE
Nadarajah (“Ranjan”) Chithranjan, PhD, PE. Dr. Ranjan’s career has spanned over 18 years of worldwide involvement in petrochemical industries for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. Prior to joining Becht Engineering, he worked as a fixed equipment specialist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering and he has worked in more than a dozen countries worldwide to solve complex mechanical plant problems as well as a mechanical support for large scale projects. He has extensive knowledge in pressure vessels, piping, and storage tanks, design and maintenance codes. At ExxonMobil, he was the lead fitness for service specialist and he is very well versed with the fitness for service codes as well as linear and non-linear finite element methods to solve complicated plant problems. Ranjan was also the Mechanical Delayed Coker and Storage Tank subject matter expert at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.

He was a former member of API-650 Welded Steel Tank for Oil Storage and presently he is a member of the ASME Working Group on Section VIII, Division II, Design by Analysis and Working Group on Section VIII, Division II, High-temperature design. He has more than twenty-five publications and two patents. Dr. Nadarajah received his Ph.D. and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Spring 2023 May 2 – 5, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
32 hrs. Hyatt Place Houston-Northwest / Cy-Fair
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$3,250
Fall 2023 October 2- 5, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
32 hrs. Hyatt Place Houston-Northwest / Cy-Fair
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$3,250

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