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Course Schedule
Date Venue Fees
19 - 23 Jun 2023 London - UK $5,950
02 - 06 Oct 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
Course Description

Introduction

Plant Inspection includes a wide range of testing procedures aimed at finding the status of the mechanical integrity of the plant equipment under given operating conditions. The focus is primarily on stationary pressure equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, pressure relief valves, as well as on rotating equipment, i.e. pumps, compressors, turbines, etc.

This practical course is designed to enable a detailed understanding of the engineering knowledge required for in-service process plant inspection, based on existing world accepted codes: API 510 / 570/ 574/ 576, etc. The course will explain the principles and application of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) based on API 580, which serves for handling various types of hazards and the efficient measures of the risk mitigation. Fitness for Service (FFS) analysis according to API 579 will also be discussed and its usefulness will be emphasised as a tool in evaluating the remaining life of in-service equipment that has been exposed to degradation mechanism (API 571)

Upon completion of this course, the delegates will learn:

  • Codes and Standards recommended for inspection of process equipment
  • Selection of appropriate inspection methodology and instrumentation
  • Common process hazards analysis methods as included in RBI
  • Procedure to apply Fitness for Service and determine remaining life of equipment
  • The best way to prepare good and effective Inspection Report

Objectives

  • Understanding of main aspects of plant inspection & plant safety
  • Ability to select the best inspection method and instrumentation
  • Knowledge on the mechanical structure integrity of process equipment
  • Familiarity with hazards related to material degradation due to process fluids
  • Experience with the Code guidelines and recommendations

Training Methodology

The seminar will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive examples, which will result in the active participation of all delegates in discussions and teamwork. Real life examples will be selected to illustrate the need for inspection and its efficient execution. The emphasis in the course will be on maintaining plant safety. There will be ample opportunities for active, open discussion and sharing professional experiences on various safety issues. All course materials will be provided.

Organisational Impact

On completion of this seminar the delegate will be able to analyse and select inspection methodologies employed within the Company and instigate improvements where required.

The knowledge gained in this seminar will:

  • Enable the delegate to perform inspection of various types of equipment
  • Give the delegate confidence to carry out risk minimization analyses
  • Enable measures to enhance equipment status for the given operating conditions
  • Give better planning and running an effective inspection program
  • Implement safety and risk-based inspections

Personal Impact

  • Improved confidence when considering inspection results and interpretation
  • Better understanding of how the inspection improves overall safety situation
  • Better grasp of maintenance and instrumentation before incident occurs
  • Improved personal knowledge of risk and hazard analysis
  • Better ability to troubleshoot difficult and hazardous situations

Who Should Attend?

  • Technical personnel included in Inspection activities
  • Engineers who plan inspection frequency and the scope of inspection
  • Technical personnel working in risk managements in operation & maintenance
  • Operators and maintenance personnel
  • Engineers, contractors, supervisors and managers, will benefit from this course.
Course Outline

Day 1

Inspection of Pressure Vessels and Storage Tanks

  • Basics of Design of Pressure Vessels according to ASME VIII
  • Fabrication & Hydrostatic Testing Procedure
  • Inspection of In-Service Pressure Vessels (API 510) : NDT Methods,
  • Common Damage Mechanisms (API 571)
  • Inspection of Storage Tanks (API 575 and API 653)
  • Inspection of Repairs and Alterations

Day 2

Inspection of Process Piping and Pressure Relief Devices

  • Basics of Design of Process Piping according to ASME B31.3
  • Inspection of Process Piping (API 576)
  • Inspection Practices for Piping System Components (API 574)
  • Inspection of Specific Type of Corrosion Cracking
  • Inspection of Pressure Relief Devices (API 576)
  • Frequency and Extent of Inspection

Day 3

Inspection of Rotating Equipment

  • Inspection of Alignment, including Coupling, Gearbox
  • Inspection of Stability of Inlet and Discharge Piping & Support
  • Analysis of Results of Condition Monitoring
  • Inspection of Seals, Bearings and Lubrication System
  • Inspection of Shaft & Rotor Imbalance and Vibration Characteristics
  • Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis and Recording

Day 4

Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and Fitness for Service (FFS) Analysis

  • Risk Based Inspection according to API 580
  • Steps in Practical Implementation of RBI
  • Analysis of Hazard Probability and Consequence
  • Making Inspection Plans to Optimize Maintenance and Mitigate Risk
  • Significance of Fitness for Service (FFS) Analysis
  • Determination of Remaining Life of Equipment

Day 5

Inspector Qualifications and Skills and Report Preparation

  • Required Inspector Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills
  • NDT Methodology, including Smart Pigging Devices
  • Record Keeping of Inspection Results
  • Inspection Report Writing: Content & Scope
  • Summary and Conclusions
Certificates
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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GLOMACS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org

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