This Introduction to Materials Engineering course provides the engineer and inspector a practical understanding of the materials used in the fabrication of process plant pressure vessels and piping systems, which is critical to ensuring equipment reliability. The course reviews common process plant materials, including carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels, and select non- ferrous alloys along with mechanical properties. It additionally discusses the steel making process, heat treatments, material specifications, and failure analysis. The background provided in this course will assist those involved at the front-end of process plant design along with those responsible for maintenance of the facility and execution of unit turnarounds.
The focus of the course is the fundamentals of materials, but it also includes practical information that comes from instructors who have worked for Owner-Users as well as in a consulting capacity. Note: Damage mechanisms are covered in depth in the API University course on “Damage Mechanisms in the Refining Industry” based on API RP 571.
Our training course materials are developed and instructed by subject matter experts – many of whom are principal contributors on the relevant API and ASME committees.
Materials and Properties
Crystal Structure and Heat Treatment
Miscellaneous Materials Issues
Upon completion of the Introduction to Materials Engineering training course, students will have a basic understanding of:
This course is intended for engineers and inspectors working for Owner-Users, manufacturers or engineering and construction firms in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries. Engineers and inspectors serving in a maintenance or reliability role whose responsibilities include the evaluation of process pressure vessels and piping systems will also benefit.
What Does My Course Registration Fee Cover? Course registration fees include the following:
Course registration fees DO NOT include the following:
Do Attendees Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Participation in the Course? Yes. Students who successfully complete the training course will earn PDHs.
Do I Need to Bring the Reference Standards to the Course? No. Each student will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, and the instructors will have electronic versions of the standards available if needed.
Do I Need a Calculator for the Example Sessions? Yes.
Does E2G Provide Assistance With Students Requiring a U.S. Visa? Yes. It is requested that attendees that require a U.S. Visa register for the course at least two months prior to the course. Upon confirmation of registration and course fee payment, E2G will provide the attendee with a Letter of Invitation for use in obtaining a U.S. Visa.
Does E2G Have a Cancellation Policy Regarding Enrollment? Yes. E2G reserves the right to cancel a course if minimum enrollment is not reached and to modify the agenda and/ or faculty when circumstances are beyond our control.
Does E2G Have a Policy With Regard to Refund of Fees in the Event of a Cancellation of Registration for Students? Yes. The cancellation policy for refund of course registration fees is as follows: