API RP 571 and ASME Codes Damage Mechanisms
for Engineers, Inspectors, and Experienced Tradespeople
Remote Online Attendance:
participants attend remotely (from home or workplace) and interact with the live instructor through an online video meeting on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.
*In-Person Attendance is not available at this time. Please continue to revisit this page for updates.
To improve safety, reliability, and minimize liability of fixed equipment by learning common damage mechanisms in the oil upgrading and refining, petrochemical, power generating, and other related industries, as covered in API RP 571-2020 and ASME Construction Codes are the primary objectives. The roles of the engineer, inspector, and NDE examiner in identifying affected materials and equipment, critical factors, appearance of damage, prevention and mitigation, inspection and monitoring will be covered while introducing the fundamental science and engineering concepts of service-induced metal deterioration and failure mechanisms. Topics covered in this course will also assist API 571 ICP exam candidates preparing to write the certification examination.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, inspectors, designers, and experienced maintenance personnel who are involved in designing, operating, maintaining, repairing, inspecting and analyzing pressure vessels, piping, tanks and pipelines for safe operations in the oil upgrading and refining, petrochemical, power generating, and other related industries. As an option, this course will also assist API RP 571 ICP exam candidates preparing to write the certification examination (at no additional charge).
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 4 days of the scheduled training.
- instructor-led discussion of damage mechanisms listed in API RP 571-2020 and ASME Codes, including:
- learning the fundamental science, engineering principles, and good practices of the following 5 major damage mechanism categories:
- corrosion by metal loss
- environmentally-assisted cracking
- metallurgical damage and embrittlement
- high-temperature corrosion by diffusion
- mechanical damage and related corrosion
- API RP 571-2020: Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry
- ASME B&PVC, Section I, Appendix D: Design Guidelines for Corrosion, Erosion, and Steam Oxidation of Boiler Tubes
- ASME B&PVC, Section II, Part D, Appendix A: Issues Associated With Materials Used In ASME Code Construction
- ASME B&PVC, Section VIII-1, Appendix E: Suggested Good Practice Regarding Corrosion Allowance
- ASME B31.1, Appendix IV: Corrosion Control for ASME B31.1 Power Piping Systems
- ASME B31.3, Table A-1 Notes and Appendix F323 Materials - Considerations for Deterioration in Service
- reviewing over 30 CASTI Study Tables© instructionally designed for comparing similarities and differences of each API RP 571-2020 damage mechanism within each category;
Optional: API RP 571 ICP Exam Preparation (at no extra charge)
- if you are preparing to write the certification exam for API RP 571 ICP Corrosion and Materials, this course also includes:
- 3 Practice Exams available online on the last day of the scheduled instructor-led training days
- each Practice Exams includes: 110-questions (closed-book), answer key with references to API RP 571-2020 paragraphs
Required Code Documents
All participants must have the API RP 571, 2020 Edition during this course. You can purchase API RP 571, 2020 edition when you register for the course.
A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
About the Instructor
John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long-time committee member of ASTM A01 Steels, A05 Coated Steels, B02 Nonferrous Alloys, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.