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Advanced ASME Plant Inspector Level 1



The ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 training course provides the fundamental principles of the inspection, assessment, and management of fixed pressure equipment. The content of the course is delivered in a systematic manner, from the inspection planning process to inspection practices and evaluation of the associated equipment. It is aimed at the upstream and downstream Petrochemical industry but is equally relevant to stakeholders from other sectors that utilize pressure equipment.
This intensive course covers the in-service inspection methodologies and requirements for piping, pressure vessels, and above ground storage tanks.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Learn the Background engineering knowledge including pressure equipment types and basic materials
  • Learn the inspection role including the objectives of inspection reports
  • Learn the Statutory requirements
  • Know the Equipment failure modes including principal stress and crack propagation
  • Damage mechanisms (DMs) including fatigue and creep
  • Detect of DMs including techniques of thickness measurement
  • Evaluate of degraded items including measurement of vessel peaking and distortion
  • Specify equipment inspection plans including inspection frequencies
  • Inspect reporting including the use of the correct technical terminology
  • Practice skills including writing an assessed inspection plan.

Targeted Audience:

  • NDT Technicians/Inspectors
  • Inspection/Integrity/Project Engineers
  • Technical Assistants
  • Project/Inspection Coordinators
  • Plant Supervisors

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Introduction:

  • Course overview.
  • Reasons for inspection.
  • Mechanical Integrity failures in case studies.

Unit 2: Risk-Based Inspection (RBI):

  • Introduction to RBI.
  • Relevant Codes and Standards.
  • RBI Methodology.
  • RBI Assessments.
  • IOWs and the MOC processes.

Unit 3: Engineering Materials and Basic Design Principles:

  • Materials and their properties.
  • Types of stresses and loadings.

Unit 4: In-service Piping Monitoring:

  • Design of piping for pressure containment.
  • Piping Classes per API 570.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms.
  • Principles of corrosion loops/circuits.
  • Codes and Standards.

Unit 5: In-service Pressure Vessel Monitoring:

  • Design of Pressure Vessels pressure containment.
  • Static Head principle.
  • Vessel Components – Shell/Nozzles/Supports/Head.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms relating to pressure vessels.
  • Assessing localized and general wall loss to API 510.

Unit 6: Useful Remaining Life Assessments:

  • Corrosion rate calculations.
  • Remaining life calculation.
  • Safe MAWP calculation.
  • Inspection periods.

Unit 7: In-service Storage Tank Inspection:

  • Design.
  • Static Head principle.
  • Tank Components – Shell/Floors/Roofs.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms.
  • Assessing wall loss to API 653.
  • Determine the maximum fill height.

Unit 8: Testing and Examination:

  • Pressure Testing.
  • Leak Testing.
  • NDE.

Unit 9: Inspection Plans:

  • Purposes of an inspection plan.
  • Content of plan.
  • Writing the plan.

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