Process Equipment and Piping Systems: Application, Design and Operation

Online /
Mar 21 - 24, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0314-ONL22

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch)

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

  • Understand equipment design methods based on existing world standards
  • Apply HAZOP, LOPA and FMEA analysis during design and in operation
  • Perform Risk-Based Inspection and analyze results
  • Perform fitness for Service (FFS) analysis
  • Make the run/repair/replace decisions

Components of process equipment and piping systems are subjected to hazardous service conditions and damage mechanisms. This course will enable technical personnel to become familiar with good design methods, selection of quality engineering materials and the procedures for monitoring and inspection of equipment so as to detect and assess any damage and malfunction in operation. The course will present the approach based on criticality list, including risk-based inspection and corresponding tests that focus on failure mechanisms and prevention techniques. This course will also cover practical aspects of equipment safe and efficient operation, maintenance and repair techniques as well as the method of calculation of equipment remaining life

This course will have several class workshops that will include case studies and selected practical real-world examples to be solved in teamwork.

Course Outline:

  • Equipment Safety in Design and Operation
  • HAZOP, LOPA, FMEA Analysis
  • Main Design Standards: ASME BPV Sec VIII, ASME B31.3
  • Safety Conditions in Operation and Maintenance
  • Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks and Piping Systems
  • Industrial Boilers and Heat Exchangers
  • Pumps, Compressors, Turbines
  • Failure Prevention Techniques
  • Risk Based Inspection: API 580
  • Best Practices for Maintenance and Repairs

Who Should Attend:
Professional and technical personnel in petrochemical, process, power and other industries • Mechanical engineers • Process engineers • Project engineers • Technical personnel in operation, maintenance and safety systems

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Daily Schedule
10:00 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
6:00 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

DAY 1: Process Equipment Design Methods and Standards

  • Process Equipment Safety in Design and Operation
  • Efficiency of Equipment Operation and Availability Analysis
  • Inherently Safe Design and Safety Factors
  • HAZOP, LOPA, FMEA Analysis
  • Optimization in Design: Significance of Constraints
  • Main Design Standards: ASME BPV Sec VIII, ASME B31.3
  • Safety Conditions in Operation and Maintenance
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions

DAY 2: Design and Safe Operation of Stationary Pressure and Thermal Equipment

  • Pressure Vessels and Reactors
  • Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Piping Systems and Pipelines
  • Pressure Safety Devices
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Process Heaters
  • Industrial Boilers
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions

DAY 3: Design and Efficient Operation of Fluid Moving Equipment

  • Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressors
  • Fans and Blowers
  • Gas Turbines
  • Steam Turbines
  • Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machinery
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions

DAY 4: Equipment Material Degradation and Failure Analysis

  • Material Degradation Mechanisms and Consequences
  • Process Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Best Industrial Practices for Failure Prevention
  • Risk Based Inspection and Testing
  • Fitness for Service (FSS) Analysis as per API579
  • Maintenance and Repair Strategies and Best Practices
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also a former Adjunct Associate Professor at U of Toronto.

After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting in Waterloo.

Mike has been very active in providing training courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of professional expertise has been the analysis and problem solving in operation of pressure systems, specifically of stationary components such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems, together with rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors and turbines, in the process and petrochemical industry.

Technical consulting projects also included design, operation and maintenance of various thermal engineering components, such as heat exchangers and industrial heaters.

The focus in most of the projects has been on the equipment optimization, combined with the risk assessment and failure prevention technologies based on fitness for service studies and remaining life analysis.

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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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