CPE Credits
ME 100
23 - 27 Sep 2018
US$ 4,750

This API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 training course will enable delegates to learn how to apply the rules of the international standard API 579/ASME FFS standard “Fitness-for-Service” in order to evaluate the integrity and quantify the remaining life of pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems. The presented methodology will also lead to a cost effective run-repair-replace decisions, and select the appropriate repair options.

Key highlights of this EuroMaTech training course are:

  • Identification of failure modes and material degradation mechanisms: stress corrosion, cracks, blisters, in the framework of API 579 /ASME FFS
  • Methodology for quantitative evaluation of remaining life of the equipment based on its fitness for service
  • Principles of integrity of equipment based on material properties of strength and toughness
  • Application of fitness-for-service methodology for optimization of maintenance and repairs
  • Plant engineers, corrosion and materials engineers, project engineers
  • Reliability and integrity supervisors
  • Engineers related to safeguarding
  • Inspection engineers for pressure equipment and piping systems
  • Maintenance and operations professionals and supervisors
  • To present the latest techniques of assessing the fitness-for-service of pressure vessels, tanks and piping systems
  • To acquire a methodology of quantitative evaluation of the remaining life of equipment
  • To help making cost-effective run-repair-replace decisions based on the principles of API 579 / ASME “Fitness-for-Service”
  • To provide the delegates with tools needed to assess defects in pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping
  • To present and apply fundamental rules of ASME code related to structural integrity of equipment and their use to assess remaining life in service

This API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, and interactive worked examples. The emphasis in the course will be on explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice. Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be a plenty of opportunities for active discussions and sharing experiences


This EuroMaTech training course will provide practical knowledge and experience in evaluating the integrity and overall fitness for service of stationary equipment. It will provide a method of determining the remaining life of pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems and pipelines. The training course will cover basic principles of application of API579 -ASME Code rules related to material properties that are important for consideration of stresses and fractures when making important decision about equipment regarding options: run or repair or replace.

Day 1 - Foundations of Fitness-For-Service Assessment
  • Overview of API & ASME codes and standards
  • Overview of Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Vessels & Piping System
  • Fitness For Service Concepts
  • Structure and Contents of the FFS Standard
  • Part 1: Introduction to FFS
  • Part 2 – Fitness-For-Service Engineering Assessment Procedure
Day 2 - Background of Stress Calculations for FSS Assessment
  • Annex A – Thickness, MAWP & Stress Equations for a FFS Assessment
  • Annex G – Damage Mechanisms, Deterioration and Failure Modes
  • NDE (NDT) Techniques: PT, VT, MT, ET, UT, RT
  • Part 3 – Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture
  • Workshop: Example of Determination of thickness tmin
Day 3 - Metal Loss, Corrosion, Pitting and Blisters
  • Part 4 – Assessment of General Metal Loss: Corrosion Mechanisms
  • Part 5 – Assessment of Local Metal Loss: Typical Mechanisms
  • Workshop: Example of General Metal Loss Assessment
  • Part 6 – Assessment of Pitting Corrosion
  • Part 7 – Hydrogen Blisters, HIC & SOHIC
  • Workshop: Example of Blister Assessment
Day 4 - Local Damage, Cracks, Creep
  • Part 8 – Weld Misalignment & Shell Distortions
  • Workshop: Example of Shell Distortion Assessment
  • Part 9 – Assessment of Crack-Like Flaws
  • Workshop: Example of Crack Assessment
  • Part 10 – Assessment of Components Operating in the Creep Range
Day 5 - Fire and Mechanical Damage
  • Part 11 – Assessment of Fire Damage
  • Part 12 – Assessment of Dents, Gouges, and Dent-Gouge Combinations
  • Part 13 – Assessment of Laminations
  • Overview of  Commercial Software
  • Summary and Wrap Up
Euromatech SMRP approved courses

EuroMaTech is recognized by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an Approved Provider. The SMRP Approved Provider status allows EuroMaTech of host a number of maintenance & reliability related continuing education trainings. 

This training course is approved by SMRP to issue 25 Continuing Education Course Hours (CECHs) towards recertification of CMRP, CMRT or CAMA credentials.

VAT Announcement:  The Government of UAE have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services effective 01-January-2018. In compliance with the legislation issued by the UAE Government, we will be applying a 5% VAT on the fees for all our programs and services offered from January 2018 as applicable and stipulated in the FTA circulars.
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