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Understanding ASME VIII DIV 1, DIV 2, Code Criteria and Application To Fitness For Service Evaluations

This three-day course will provide an intensive study of the underlying engineering principles that form the design basis considerations of ASME VIII Division 1 and Division 2 and the use of these principles for application in fitness for service evaluations.


Course Highligts

This course reviews the engineering mechanics / code criteria underlying the "design by rules" and "design by analysis" approaches of these two codes and how knowledge of the codes and these principles may be used to safely extend the life of the equipment which has been deemed to be approaching or is at code design life limits.


A prevalent practice in the industry is to employ convenient and widely available software tools to provide fitness for service evaluations. These tools relieve the engineer of assuming full control of the design process but retaining the responsibility for the calculations and consequential evaluation for shutdown or continued operation of the equipment or piping. Therefore, it is essential that users have a strong foundation in the construction Codes and fitness for service techniques. A strong understanding of the engineering principles underlying these documents is also needed in order to verify and validate the calculations provided by software. Application to demanding applications (such as FCCU's, Fluid Cokers, delayed coker drums, cyclic service vessels, fired heaters and steam generation equipment) are illustrated by case study


The course will present these topics in the context of
     · API 579 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service
     · ASME VIII Division 1 Construction of Pressure Vessels
     · ASME VIII Division 2 Alternative Rules


This course is intended for individuals who are responsible for the design, installation, inspection, repair & maintenance, or fitness for service assessments of pressure equipment in the hydrocarbon processing (HPI), chemical & petrochemical (CPI), oil sands, heavy oil and power generation industries.


Detailed Course Description

Day I

1 Overview
     · History
     · Codes & Standards
     · Overview, ASME VIII Division 1
     · Overview, ASME VIII Division 2
     · Overview, API 579 / ASME FFS-1
     · Jurisdiction Documents

2 ASME VIII Div 1
   · Scope
   · Design Rules
   · Underlying Engineering Principles
   · Limitations of Code Design

3 ASME VIII Div 2
   · Scope
   · Design Rules
   · Design by Analysis
   · Underlying Engineering Principles
   · Limitations of Code Design

Day II

4 Damage mechanisms
   · Damage mechanisms in equipment

5 API 579 / ASME FFS-1
   · Scope
   · General requirements
   · Level I Asssessments
   · Level II Assessments
   · Level III Assessments

Day III

6 Industry Supporting Documents
    · API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
    · API 572 Inspection of Pressure Vessels
    · Others

7 Jurisdiction
    · Information Bulletins
    · Directive & Requirement Documents
    · Others

8 Class Challenge
    · Plant Equipment Problem(s)


Course contact and registration information can be obtained from   John Aumuller  P. Eng., Ph. D.,


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