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API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection, Design & Maintenance in the HP / CP Industries

This three day / four day course will provide an intensive overview of the body of knowledge contained in API 510 and its supporting documents including ASME VIII Div 1 & 2, ASME FFS - 1 / API 579 and others.   Practitioners in these industries must be fully familiar with the root document and its reference documents to adequately inspect, design, construct, operate, and maintain the integrity of pressure vessel equipment and pressure relieving devices.  A major benefit of the class will be to illustrate via example and case study where actual inspection, operating and maintenance practices typically fall short and jeopardize optimal decision making.

The intensive three day course covers the syllabus of API 510.   Days 1 to 3 will cover the primary and supporting materials in appropriate depth to challenge the practice exam while also highlighting practice improvement opportunities.  The four day course course will provide additional topics for practitioners providing a deeper understanding of pressure vessel design & engineering and ownership, jurisdictional issues and further insight of the case studies

Course Highligts

This course presents the syllabus outlined in API's API 510 pressure vessel inspection certification program; a practice exam and review will provide attendees with feedback on their understanding and mastery of the API 510 content.   The course will present the topics in the context of API 510 and ASME VIII Div 1 & 2, ASME FFS - 1 / API 579 and augment these primary documents to provide a more thoughtful consideration of the "rules", "design by analysis" approaches and the impact of regulatory authorities. The course goes beyond the rules and checklist approach of the API 510 requirements to maximize value for the attendee in his organizational role.

The course is directed to inspectors, engineers, technologists, technicians, maintenance personnel and managers responsible for the compliance, integrity and reliability of pressure vessel equipment in these industries who want a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

Detailed Course Description

Day I

1 Overview
     · History
     · Codes & standards
     · ASME VIII Div 1 Code
     · ASME VIII Div 2 Code
     · API Standard 510
     · ASME FFS / API 579
     · Jurisdiction / Regulators

2 API 510
    1. Scope
    2. References, Definitions
    3. Owner / User Organizations
    4. Inspection & Testing Practices
    5. Frequency of Inspection
    6. Inspection Data Evaluation
    7. Repairs, Alteration & Rerating
    8. Exploration & Upstream Vessels
       · Appendices

Day II

3 API 571 Damage Mechanisms
    1. Scope, References, Definitions
    2. Damage Mechanisms
        · Mechanical & Metallurgical
        · Mechanical & TM Fatigue
        · General & Localized Corrosion
        · Creep / Creep Rupture
        · Stress Corrosion Cracking

4 Ancilliary API Documents
    1. API 572 Inspection Practices
    2. API 577 Welding & Metallurgy
    3. API 578 Material Verification

   · Level I Asssessments
   · Level II Assessments
   · Level III Assessments
   · Damage Classes


6 API 576 Inspection of PRD's
    1. Scope
    2. Safety valves
    3. Pilot operated
    4. Rupture discs

7 API 510 Practice Exam
    1. Calculations
    2. Welding
          · WPS, PQR
    3. NDE
          · ASME V, VIII, API 510
    4. Practical Knowledge

8 Practice Exam Review

Day IV

9 Case Studies
    · CUI
    · DCU Coke Drum
    · HIC / SOHIC
    · Fatigue

10 Engineering Design
    1. Design / CAE
    2. Mech Data Sheet
    3. Fluid Categories
    4. Vessel Supports

11 Special Topics
    1. Regulatory Considerations
    2. RCA / RA for HIC damaged vessel
    3. RCA / RA for cracked nozzles

12 Class Discussion
      Engineering Aspects of Case

As of 2014, API certification programs are computer based. Contact API or visit their website for more exam information

For Registration , complete the attached API 510 Vessel Inspection Course Registration - TBA, Canada

Additional course contact and registration information can be obtained from   John Aumuller   P Eng, Ph D