This Fitness-For-Service training course will provide attendees with an introduction to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. This training course covers all of the sections of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1 and Level 2 assessment procedures. This course provides a discussion on damage mechanisms and the importance of identification, inspection techniques for flaw characterization, and an overview of remaining life, remediation, and methods to extend the life of damaged equipment.
The instructors will discuss the background and logic behind the assessment procedures, guide the students through select example problems and discuss the procedures and solutions in detail. Typical problems solved include brittle fracture, general and local metal loss, pitting, blisters/HIC, weld misalignment, crack-like flaws, and creep.
Upon completion of the Fitness-For-Service training course, students will have a basic understanding of the following:
Attendees should have a working knowledge of equipment construction codes and standards, and basic stress calculations.