This Damage Mechanisms training course covers an overview of basic metallurgy and a description of the most common refining processes. Its major focus includes detailed discussions of the key refining damage mechanisms addressed in API RP 571 and examples of equipment damage and failures. It also includes discussion of typical Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods applicable for detection of damage related to the specific damage mechanisms. Many problems can be prevented or eliminated if the precursors to damage are observed and monitored so that any potential damage is mitigated. This training course will teach attendees to identify damage mechanisms and potential risk areas. The instructors will discuss the background and logic behind the document and provide relevant case histories.
Upon completion of the Damage Mechanisms training course, students will have a basic understanding of the following:
Although damage mechanisms associated with refineries are the main focus of the class, personnel from related industries (such as mid-stream companies, gas plants, and petrochemical firms) will also benefit from the course content and exercises.