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From Monday 09 October 2017
To Friday 13 October 2017

Course Overview

FFS is essential guideline for decision-making run-repair-replace decisions to help determine if pressurized equipment containing flaws that have been identified by inspection can continue to operate safely for certain period of time in the future. The methods covered by FFS are suitable, compatible and in some cases required with and from major inspection codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API). Applicable to all types of pressurized equipment, piping and piping systems and storage tanks where flaws and damage/degradation has been detected or identified. Further, it can be used as a what-if tool in order to evaluate safe operation time for undamaged structures under postulation of undetected or future (potential) damage development, thus allowing optimization of inspection intervals in a sound and engineering based manner.

The 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 5-days advanced course provides guidance for conducting FFS assessments using methodologies as covered in the de-facto industry standard API 579/ASME FFS-1, applicable to the pressurized equipment. The course has been adopted and revised to correspond to the latest edition of the code (June 2016), and covers both the main code body of knowledge (API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 -Fitness-For-Service) as well as illustrative implementation examples as given in API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 - Fitness-For-Service Example Problem Manual). This course is organised by INBI Singapore.

*Detailed knowledge and understanding of the design and inspection codes is pre-requisite for attendance to this course. (ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 1, ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2, ASME B&PV Code, Section I, ASME B31.1 Piping Code, ASME B31.3 Piping Code API 650, API 620)

Course Attendance

·      Designers interested in design verification using Fitness for Service assessment procedures

·      Maintenance personnel, operations supervisors, and process specialists who are expected to make decisions regarding the suitability of equipment for continued service;

·      Plant Inspectors responsible for evaluation of inspection results and overall plant safety and reliability

·      Refining and Petrochemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers interested in Fitness-for-Service as a tool to better understand the overall plant state and effects of the operation on the equipment state.

·      Plant Engineers, Non-Destructive Testing Engineers, Materials Corrosion Engineers,

·      Plant Inspectors responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks;

Course Benefits

The course will cover the assessment of all major problems covered in the FFS-1 and FFS-2 document - brittle fracture, general and local metal loss including pitting, crack-like flaws and blisters/HIC, creep, as well as fire and mechanical damage. This training course covers fully API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1, Level 2 assessment procedures and their practical implementation. "This course is organised by INBI Singapore." Delegates should be able to complete by themselves in a confident manner at least Level 2 assessments; coupled with strong design code knowledge and inspection experience, level 3 assessment has to be understood by the delegates.

Course Registration

Please select the date below:

(1) 2 - 6 October 2017, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam : Open - Register your seat at Contact us

(2) 9 - 13 October 2017, Singapore : Pre-Booking Open - Register your seat at Contact us

Location : Singapore




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