The API Courses provide the participants the guidelines and methodology of carrying out inspection of in-service equipments. It also provides techniques for the assessment of the wear and tear of the equipments as well as to measure de-gradation and damages caused to the process equipments due to the process conditions.
If the assessment indicates that the equipment is safe to run, the participants are further taught how to estimate the safe remaining life and the methods to extend the useful life of the equipments.
If the decision is that the equipment needs repair, the course teaches the participants, how to carry out such repairs of the damaged part without causing damage to the whole equipment. It also covers the methods of re-rating the equipment by evaluating the mechanical integrity if it is not possible to restore the equipment to its original design conditions.
1. Apply the requirements of the relevant industry standards and practices to the maintenance of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping systems, and storage tanks.
2. Develop and execute inspection and maintenance programs of process plant equipment and piping systems using several NDT methods and analytical procedures.
3. Carry out appropriate repairs and alterations to process plant equipment and piping systems so as to ensure for safe and reliable operation.
This course explains the step-by-step method for carrying out inspection and repairs of Pressure Vessels, Heat exchanges, Columns, etc during the shut-down period of Refineries, Fertilizer Plants, Oil and Gas plants Petrochemical plants.
The participant will know how to inspect and analyze the damages like corrosion, erosion, pitting, and cracking, and how to decide whether the equipment is safe for operation or needs repairs. If needs repairs how to perform repairs (or re-rating) of the equipment so that it can be safely used again.
The course is ideally suited for all Inspectors and QA/QC Professionals in Oil & Gas plants, Chemical Plants, Refineries, etc. It is also useful for the engineers and supervisors in operation, maintenance and engineering departments.
During the course several examples, illustrations and case studies will be discussed and participants will be given additional reading materials and practice questions for their study purpose.