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API 570 & ASME B31.3 Inspection, Maintenance & Design of Pressure Piping in the HPI

This three day / four day course will provide an intensive overview of design, material selection, fabrication details, testing and inspection of piping in the hydrocarbon processing industries as represented by refineries, oil sands, heavy oil and petrochemical processing facilities consistent with the body of knowledge contained in API 570 & 571, ASME B31.3 as well as other supporting documents referenced in these primary documents.


The intensive three day course is directed to inspectors wishing to cover the syllabus of API 570. Days 1 and 2 will be extended in order to cover the materials in appropriate depth to challenge the practice exam. The four day course course will provide additional topics for inspectors, engineering and maintenance personnel to achieve a more thorough understanding of piping systems encountered in the refinery, oil sands, heavy oil and petrochemical facilities.


Course Highligts

This course presents the syllabus outlined in API's API 570 inspection certification program; a practice exam and review will provide attendees with feedback on their understanding and mastery of the API 570 content.


The course will present the topics in the context of API 570 and ASME B31.3 and augment these primary documents to provide a more thoughtful consideration of the "rules". The four (4) day course goes beyond the rules and checklist approach of the API 570 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 piping systems in these industries.


Detailed Course Description

Day I

1 Overview
     · History
     · Codes & standards
     · API 570 standard
     · ASME B16.5 standard
     · ASME B31.3 Code
     · ASME V, IX Codes
     · Jurisdictional Issues

2 API 570
    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. Inspection of Buried Piping
       · Appendices

3 Ancilliary API Documents
    1. API 574 Inspection Practices
    2. API 578 Welding & Metallurgy
    3. Definitions

Day II

4 API 571 Damage Mechanisms
    1. Scope, References, Definitions
    2. Damage Mechanisms
         · FAC - Erosion / Corrosion
         · Mechanical / Metallurgical
         · Metal Loss
         · High Temperature
         · Environment Assisted

5 ASME B16.5 Flanges
    · P - T Ratings
    · Component Size, Marking
    · Materials
    · Pressure Testing

6 ASME B31.3 Piping Code
    1. Scope
    2. Design
    3. Pressure Thickness
    4. MAWP, MDT, MDMT
    5. Materials
    6. Impact Testing
    7. Flexibility & Support
    8. Fabrication
    9. Inspection & Examination
  10. Testing

Day III

7 API 570 Practice Exam
    1. Calculations
    2. Welding
        · WPS - Procedure
        · PQR - Qualification
    3. NDE
        · ASME V, B31.3
        · API 570
    4. Practical Knowledge

8 Practice Exam Review

9 Class Discussion & Case Studies
    · DCU Blowdown Header - Failure
    · Hydraulic Transients
    · FAC - Erosion-Corrosion
    · CUI - Failure
    · Fitting Fatigue Failure

Day IV

10 Engineering Design
    1. Other Relevant Piping Codes
    2. Pipe Manufacturing - Impacts
    3. Other Relevant Piping Codes
    4. Piping System Layout, Supports     5. Piping Restraints

11 Valves
    1. Types
    2. Stem Packing
    3. Valve Inspection & Testing

12 Special Procedures / Topics
    1. Hot Bolting
    2. Hot Tapping
    3. Firesafe Valves
    4. Category M Piping

13 Class Discussion
    1. Engineering Aspects of Day III
        Case Studies
   



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


For Registration , complete the attached API 570 Piping Inspection Course Registration - TBA, Canada


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


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