The basic and intermediate methodologies of inspecting and assessing equipment for continued service, the need for more advanced evaluations, and the possible remediations available will be discussed in accordance with the methodologies given in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. A limited discussion will be presented on advanced methods of assessment.
The role of the inspector in gathering data and evaluating that data will be discussed as will be the role of the technologist and engineer in appraising the data and employing it in engineering calculations. While the 2016 edition of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 will form the basis for the course, reference to prior editions will be made as techniques vary slightly between editions and use of prior editions remain applicable.
Inspectors, engineers, and technologists who are involved in performing API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 evaluations, inspecting and analyzing pressure vessels, pressure piping, tanks and pipelines for safe operation when there is a change in service, or where they have been found to be damaged, distorted, cracked, blistered, experiencing metal loss or other forms of damage and deterioration.
CASTI is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 3.2 CEUs for attending all 4 days of the classroom training.
All participants must bring the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 code to this class. This code document can be purchased from CASTI. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI. (Purchase Code Documents)
Dr. Bruce Ball is a professional engineer with over 35 years consulting experience in failure analysis and inspection of plant facilities and mechanical equipment. He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, was a CSA W178.2 certified welding inspector and was an API 510 pressure vessel inspector. He has been awarded a fellowship by the Canadian Society for Nondestructive Testing and was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been a member of the Canadian Standards Association Committee on Weld Inspector and Weld Inspection Organization Certification for more than 30 years and has served as vice chairman of this committee.