COURSE TITLE : FE0570 : API 579-1/ASME FFS-1: Fitness-for-Service (FFS) of Process Plant Equipment, Pressure Vessels, Piping & Storage Facilities
COURSE DATE : Jul 28 - Aug 01 2024
INSTRUCTOR : Mr. Steve Magalios Days
VENUE : Dubai, UAE
COURSE FEE : $ 5500
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Date : Apr 21 - Apr 25 (5 Days) Location : Doha, Qatar Classroom Fee (US$) : $ 6000 Course Info
Date : Oct 28 - Nov 01 (5 Days) Location : Abu Dhabi, UAE Classroom Fee (US$) : $ 5500 Course Info

Course Description

This practical and highly-interactive course includes various practical sessions and exercises. Theory learnt will be applied using our state-of-the-art simulators. This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of fitness-for-service (FFS) of process plant equipment, pressure vessels, piping and storage facilities in accordance with API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. It covers the API 579 and ASME FFS-1 standards; the fitness-for-service assessment procedure; the concept of remaining strength factor (RSF); the FFS and degradation mechanisms; the brittle fracture, pitting corrosion, blisters, HIC, SOHIC, distortion, crack-like flaws, creep, dent and gouges, laminations, wall thinning, cracking, embrittlement and mechanical damage; the FFS procedures and level of assessment; and the ASME FFS-1/API-579 procedure, API/ASME FFS levels of assessment, general FFS assessment procedure and failure prevention. Further, the course will also discuss the piping codes B31, boiler and pressure vessel code sections, storage tanks, other codes and standards, post-construction codes and design margin piping systems; the FFS pipeline, piping, PV and tank; the systematic assessment of existing equipment for brittle fracture; and the brittle fracture features, brittle fracture and material behavior, brittle fracture risk factors and safeguards against brittle fracture. During this interactive course, participants will learn the measurement of toughness visually; the critical exposure temperature, applicability and limitations of the procedure and data requirements; the assessment techniques and acceptance criteria; the remaining life assessment acceptability for continued service; the assessment of general metal loss and its applicability, limitations and inspection data/thickness measurements; the UT measurements, burst prevention, NDE data mapping and visual examination; the assessment of local thin area; the thickness readings, stress analysis and piping assessment; the proper assessment of pitting corrosion, laminations, weld misalignment, shell distortion, dents, gouges, crack-like flaws, creep and fire damage; the fitness for service assessment for a drilling platform structure and piping following fire damage; the assessment of hydrogen blisters and hydrogen damage as well as fatigue and API 574 piping inspection; and the risk-based inspection, inspection planning and equipment screening.


This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours

Workshops & Work Presentations
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Software & Simulators

In an unlikely event, the course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.


If this course is delivered online as a Virtual Training, the following limitations will be applicable

Certificates: Only soft copy certificates will be issued to participants through Haward’s Portal. This includes Wallet Card Certificates if applicable
Training Materials: Only soft copy Training Materials (PDF format) will be issued to participant through the Virtual Training Platform
Training Methodology: 80% of the program will be theory and 20% will be practical sessions, exercises, case studies, simulators or videos
Training Program: The training will be for 4 hours per day starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:30
H-STK Smart Training Kit: Not Applicable
Hands-on Practical Workshops: Not Applicable
Site Visit: Not Applicable
Simulators: Only software simulators will be used in the virtual courses. Hardware simulators are not applicable and will not be used in Virtual Training


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