Process Equipment and Piping Systems: Application, Design and Operation

Online /
May 6 - 9, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0509-ONL24

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  • Syllabus
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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)

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 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 suitable design methods, the selection of quality engineering materials, and the procedures for monitoring and inspecting equipment to detect and assess any damage and malfunction in operation.

The course will present the approach based on a criticality list, including risk-based inspection and corresponding tests focusing 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, including case studies and selected practical, real-world examples to solve 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 involved in the operation, inspection, and maintenance of the plant.

More Information

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

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


DAY 1: Process Equipment Design Methods and Standards

  • Safety in the Design of Process Equipment
  • Design Standards: CSA, ASME, API, ISO
  • Estimate of Hazard and Risk of Equipment: HAZOP, LOPA, FMEA
  • Optimization in Design and Operation of Equipment: Constraints
  • Safety Conditions in Operation and Maintenance
  • Reliability and Availability Analysis of Process Equipment
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions

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

  • Pressure Vessels
  • Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Piping Systems and Pipelines
  • Pressure Safety Devices
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters
  • 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 and Steam Turbines
  • Condition Monitoring and Maintenance of Rotating Machinery
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions

DAY 4: Equipment Degradation and Failure Analysis

  • Material Degradation Mechanisms and Consequences
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Best Industrial Practices for Failure Prevention
  • Risk-Based Inspection and Testing
  • Fitness for Service (FSS) Analysis as per API 579
  • Maintenance and Repair Strategies and Best Practices
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples and Solutions


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is the President of UBAMIP Consulting and a former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in thermal engineering. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem-solving in the operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Mike has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in the industry in Canada, the USA and overseas.

His expertise, among others, includes the design, operation and maintenance of various types of storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, and pumps and compressors. The focus of the consulting projects has been on risk assessment during operation and maintenance activities, as well as equipment failure analysis and accident prevention technologies based on inspection results and fitness for service studies.

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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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