API 579/ASME Fitness-for-Service (FFS)

Ahmad AbdelAzeem
Last Update June 9, 2023
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About This Course

Title: API 579/ASME FFS: Fitness-for-Service (FFS) of the Equipment Pressure Vessels, Piping & Storage Tanks (Level 1& Level 2 FFS Assessments)

This course is designed to provide participants with a complete and an in-depth overview of the area of FFS of process plant equipment, pressure vessels, piping, and storage tanks in accordance with API 579/ASME FFS. Participants will learn how to evaluate the extent of damage and carry out level 1 & 2 FFS assessments at damage locations in plant equipment in order to estimate the remaining life and extend the life of equipment and facilities or make decisions to repair or replace.

This course will review the API 579/ASME FFS standard and how it can be applied. General topics in the course include general engineering assessment, damage mechanisms, and specific assessment procedures the fitness-for-service of equipment and materials of construction used in refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries. This overview of API 579/ASME FFS includes brittle fracture applications for low temperature refinery and petrochemical services, assessment of corrosion damage, pitting damage, assessment of blisters with HIC/SOHIC, weld misalignment, crack, creep, mechanical dents & gouge damage, fire damage, and laminations and the Run Repair Replace decision-making process.

The API 579/ASME FFS standard is a design code, and is not inspection code, which used in service. However, the Inspector may perform the level-1 assessment and in this case, the Engineer should review the analysis.

Training Methodology

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:-
75% Lectures
20% Case Studies & Practical Exercises
5% Software & Excel Sheets
In an unlikely event, the course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.

Material Includes

  • Training slides.

Target Audience

  • This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of fitness-for-service (FFS) of process plant equipment, pressure vessels, piping, and storage tanks in accordance with API 579/ASME FFS standard. Integrity assessment engineers, maintenance engineers, specialists, site inspection engineers, piping engineers, mechanical engineers, plant engineers, engineers and other technical staff will benefit from the practical approach of this course. The course will also be very useful to those who are responsible in maintaining the integrity of process plant equipment and piping.




Engineering Assessment Procedure

Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture

General Metal Loss Assessment

Local Metal Loss Assessment

Pitting Corrosion Assessment

Assessment of Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage Associated with HIC

Weld Misalignment & Shell Distortions Assessment

Crack-Like Flaws Assessment

Creep Damage Assessment

Lamination Flaw Assessment

Mechanical Damage Assessment

Fire Damage Assessment

Your Instructors

Ahmad AbdelAzeem

Pressure Vessels Technical Authority

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Experience in Design for Pressure Vessels (New & Repair), Heat Exchangers & Air Cooled HE and Pig Traps according to ASME VIII Div.1, TEMA STD, API 660, API 661 & API-579 / ASME FFS and ASME B31.4. Experience in Fitness-For-Service assessment procedures that can be used to evaluate pressurized components containing flaws or damage, which give a decision to run  as  is  repair,  re-rate,  alter,  or  retire  the  equipment  according  to  API  579  / ASME-FFS Level 1 &2.
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9,300.00 EGP

Duration 50 hours
Arabic English

Material Includes

  • Training slides.

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