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Failures, Failure Prevention and Repair of Pressure Vessels, Piping, Boilers and Rotating Machinery with Life Extension Considerations

28 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a knowledge of various types of failure modes: corrosion, fatigue, crack, fracture, rupture, thermal shock, etc.
  • Predict degradation mechanisms that lead to component failures
  • Appreciate the link between design, operation, and maintenance
  • Understand the concepts of inspection and application of NDT methods
  • Perform fitness for service analysis to calculate remaining life of equipment
  • Introduce risk mitigation techniques to avoid potential failures
  • Analyse effects of vibration and rotor balancing for rotating machines

Equipment failures play significant role in most accidents that occur in process industry which can have serious consequences, resulting in fire, explosion, and toxic release, etc. The failures occur both in stationary pressure equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems, as well as rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors, turbines. This equipment represents major portion of plant assets and their mechanical integrity, safety and reliability are essential for plant availability and performance.

This course will focus on common causes of failures that originate from errors in design, operation, maintenance as well as inadequate inspection and monitoring. The course will explain how to perform Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and other methods of Failure Analysis The course is designed to be very interactive with intensive involvement of participants in workshops and class discussions. Several real-life case studies will be presented and discussed

Course Outline

  • Explanation of Modes of Failures of various types of equipment
  • Importance of Design, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance
  • Typical Failures of Pressure Equipment and Rotating Machinery
  • Application of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) applied in Post-Accident Investigation
  • Inspection Strategies and Procedures with NDT Techniques
  • Fitness for Service Analysis (FFS API 579) and Calculation of Remaining Life of Equipment
  • Failures of Rotating Machinery and Troubleshooting Techniques

Who Should Attend
Mechanical, and Process Engineers • Maintenance Engineers and Technicians, Plant Technologists and Inspectors in the Petro-Chemical, Process and Power, Generation Industries. Technical people in charge of Plant Operation, Maintenance and Reliability of Pressure Equipment and Rotating Machinery

Course Rating
4.6 out of 5

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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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