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API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Assessments
 

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 Course Overview

 

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-day advanced course provides guidance for conducting FFS assessments using methodologies specifically prepared for pressurized equipment. The guidelines discussed in this course can be used to make run-repair-replace decisions to help determine if pressurized equipment containing flaws that have been identified by inspection can continue to operate safely for some period of time. These FFS assessments are currently recognized and referenced by the API Codes and Standards (510, 570, & 653), and by NB-23 as suitable means for evaluating the structural integrity of pressure vessels, piping systems and storage tanks where inspection has revealed degradation and flaws in the equipment.

 

The assessment procedures discussed in this course can be used for Fitness-For-Service assessments and/or rerating of equipment designed and constructed to the following codes:

 

a) ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 1

b) ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2

c) ASME B&PV Code, Section I

d) ASME B31.1 Piping Code

e) ASME B31.3 Piping Code

f) API 650

g) API 620

 

This course is available for in-house training, online and distance learning worldwide. It can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization.

 

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 Course Outline
 
1 INTRODUCTION

  1.1 What is Fitness-for-Service Assessment?
  1.2 The Need for Fitness-for-Service Assessment
  1.3 The Benefits of Fitness-for-Service Assessment
  1.4 The Multi-disciplinary Nature of Fitness-for-Service Assessment
  1.5 Areas of Expertise Required
  1.6 Overview of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
  1.7 Where is Fitness-for-Service Assessment Applicable?
  1.8 When is Fitness-for-Service Assessment Applied?
  1.9 Application Examples of Fitness-for-Service Technology

 

2 FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

   2.1 General

   2.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Fitness-for-Service Assessment Procedures

   2.3 Data Requirements

   2.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   2.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   2.6 Remediation

   2.7 In-Service Monitoring

 

3 ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING EQUIPMENT FOR BRITTLE FRACTURE

   3.1 General

   3.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   3.3 Data Requirements

   3.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   3.5 Remaining Life Assessment – Acceptability for Continued Service

   3.6 Remediation

   3.7 In-Service Monitoring

   3.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Brittle Fracture

   3.9 Exercises

 

4 ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL METAL LOSS

   4.1 General

   4.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   4.3 Data Requirements

   4.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   4.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   4.6 Remediation

   4.7 In–Service Monitoring

   4.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for General Metal Loss

   4.9 Exercises

 

5 ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL METAL LOSS

   5.1 General

   5.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   5.3 Data Requirements

   5.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   5.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   5.6 Remediation

   5.7 In-Service monitoring

   5.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Local Metal Loss

   5.9 Exercises

 

6 ASSESSMENT OF PITTING CORROSION

   6.1 General

   6.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   6.3 Data Requirements

   6.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   6.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   6.6 Remediation

   6.7 In Service Monitoring

   6.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Pitting Corrosion

   6.9 Exercises

 

7 ASSESSMENT OF HYDROGEN BLISTERS AND HYDROGEN DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH HIC AND SOHIC

   7.1 General

   7.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   7.3 Data Requirements

   7.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   7.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   7.6 Remediation

   7.7 In-Service Monitoring

   7.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Hydrogen Blisters, HIC and SOHIC

   7.9 Exercises

 

8 ASSESSMENT OF WELD MISALIGNMENT AND SHELL DISTORTIONS

   8.1 General

   8.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   8.3 Data Requirements

   8.4 Evaluation Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   8.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   8.6 Remediation

   8.7 In-Service Monitoring

   8.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for
         Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortions

   8.9 Exercises

 

9 ASSESSMENT OF CRACK-LIKE FLAWS

   9.1 General

   9.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   9.3 Data Requirements

   9.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   9.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   9.6 Remediation

   9.7 In-Service Monitoring

   9.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Crack-like Flaws

   9.9 Exercises

 

10 ASSESSMENT OF COMPONENTS OPERATING IN THE CREEP RANGE

   10.1 General

   10.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   10.3 Data Requirements

   10.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   10.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   10.6 Remediation

   10.7 In Service Monitoring

   10.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Creep Damage

   10.9 Exercises

 

11 ASSESSMENT OF FIRE DAMAGE

   11.1 General

   11.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   11.3 Data Requirements

   11.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   11.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   11.6 Remediation

   11.7 In-Service Monitoring

   11.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Fire Damage

   11.9 Exercises

 

12 ASSESSMENT OF DENTS, GOUGES, AND DENT-GOUGE COMBINATIONS

   12.1 General

   12.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   12.3 Data Requirements

   12.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   12.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   12.6 Remediation

   12.7 In-Service monitoring

   12.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Dents and/or Gouges

   12.9 Exercises

 

13 ASSESSMENT OF LAMINATIONS

   13.1 General

   13.2 Applicability and Limitations of the Procedure

   13.3 Data Requirements

   13.4 Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

   13.5 Remaining Life Assessment

   13.6 Remediation

   13.7 In-Service Monitoring

   13.8 Worked Examples: Step-by-Step Guide to the FFS Calculation Procedures for Laminations

   13.9 Exercises

 

 14 END OF COURSE EXAM

 

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Designers, Inspection Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Plant Inspectors, Mechanical Engineers, and Process Engineers interested in Fitness-for-Service assessments.

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