Fitness for Service Assessments

“Apply the requirements of the latest edition of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (December 2021) to make the correct run-repair replace decisions for pressure vessels, piping and tanks”

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Course description

The Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments are quantitative engineering evaluations that are performed to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component that may contain a flaw or damage.
This 4-days advanced course provides guidance for conducting FFS assessments using methodologies as covered in the de-facto industry standard API 579/ASME FFS-1, applicable to the pressurized equipment. The course has been adopted and revised to correspond to the latest edition of the code (December 2021) and covers both the main code body of knowledge (API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 -Fitness-For-Service) as

well as illustrative implementation examples as given in API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 – Fitness-For-Service Example Problem Manual). In the course background, the alternative methods as given in the BS 7910, guide to methods for assessing the acceptability of flaws in metallic structures will be covered and discussed. Benchmarking of the results is foreseen.

FFS is an essential guideline for run-repair-replace decisions to help determine if pressurized equipment containing flaws that have been identified by inspection can continue to operate safely for a certain period in the future. The methods covered by FFS are suitable, compatible and in some cases required with and from major inspection codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API). Applicable to all types of pressurized equipment, piping and piping systems and storage tanks where flaws and damage/degradation has been detected or identified. Further, it can be used as a what-if tool in order to evaluate safe operation time for undamaged structures under postulation of undetected or future (potential) damage development, thus allowing optimization of inspection intervals in a sound and engineering-based manner.

Detailed understanding of FFS will help you competently and confidently discuss any issue with the integrity consultants or authorities.

meet the training leader
Dr. Daniel Balos
RBI Consultant
MPA - University of Stuttgart, Materials Testing Institute

Course objective

This training course covers fully API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1, Level 2 assessment procedures and their practical implementation. The students should be able to complete by themselves in a confident manner at least Level 2 assessments; coupled with strong design code knowledge and inspection experience, level 3 assessment has to be understood by the students.

Discussion on damage mechanisms and the importance of identification, inspection techniques for flaw characterization, remaining life considerations, remediation methods and methods for life extension of damaged equipment.

Students should understand background and logic behind assessment procedures and work out the selected examples from the API 579- 2/ASME FFS-2 Example Problem Manuals in a guided manner.

The course will cover the assessment of all major problems covered in the FFS-1 and FFS-2 document – brittle fracture, general and local metal loss including pitting, crack-like flaws and blisters/HIC, creep, as well as fire and mechanical damage.



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Fitness For Service Assessments online training by Fleming Agenda Cover
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Course format

This practical advanced training puts together a unique combination of 9 lectures and 9 worked examples. The participants at this training will spend almost 2 full days going through practical worked examples. We will dive deep into the issues concerning the FFS with the goal of solving specific practical worked examples and thus turning the training from theory to complete practice. The uniqueness of this format and the practical hands-on training delivery provides unmatched learning opportunities and unparalleled experience with the goal of enabling participants to acquire practical knowledge they will be able to apply in their organizations.

9 Lectures

9 Worked Examples



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