Training 2016

"Bringing API-U training to Malaysia" is our mission and commitment to facilitate the industry needs. Frontium is proud to announce our initiative to bring knowledge of the API-U training in the local region with collaboration to our respective partner The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. (E2G). API-U is dedicated to providing excellence in oil and gas industry training. The practical knowledge gained from API-U training enables participants to maintain professional competency and meet the ever-changing statutory requirements. E2G training course materials are developed and instructed by subject matter experts – many of whom are principal contributors on the relevant API committees.


Course Outline

fitness-for-service training course, based on api 579 / asme ffs-1

(17th October 2016 - 19th October 2016) - Kuala Lumpur

3 day course

This Fitness-For-Service training course will provide attendees with an introduction to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. This training course covers all of the sections of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1 and Level 2 assessment procedures. This course provides a discussion on damage mechanisms and the importance of identification, inspection techniques for flaw characterization, and an overview of remaining life, remediation, and methods to extend the life of damaged equipment.

 

The instructors will discuss the background and logic behind the assessment procedures, guide the students through select examples from the API 579- 2/ASME FFS-2 Example Problem Manual, and discuss the procedures and solutions in detail. Typical problems solved include brittle fracture, generaland local metal loss, pitting, blisters/HIC, weld misalignment, crack-like flaws, and creep.


The topics includes:

A.    Overview and Opportunities for FFS
B.    Introduction to API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1
C.    FFS Assessment Procedures
D.    Damage Mechanisms Overview
E.    Assessment of Equipment
        - Brittle Fracture
        - General Metal Loss
        - Local Metal Loss
        - Pitting Corrosion
        - HIC, SOHIC and Hydrogen Blister Damage
        - Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortions
        - Crack-Like Flaws
        - Creep Damage and Remaining Life
        - Fire Damage
        - Dents, Gouges and Dent-Gouge Combinations
        - Laminations
F.    In-Service Margins / Validation

 

 

Trainer for FFS

 

Joel Andreani:

 

Mr. Andreani has over 30 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry both as an owner-user and consultant, and is one of the founding members of The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. A mechanical integrity, pressure-containment, and structural specialist, Mr. Andreani has worked in various technical service groups providing engineering support to refineries and chemical plants worldwide. Mr. Andreani performs FFS evaluations, code calculations, and interpretations for storage tanks, piping, pressure vessels, structures, and foundations. He performs mechanical integrity gap assessments, engineering specification and design support, and engineering training development.

 

Mr. Andreani has developed mechanical integrity programs and numerous design, fabrication, inspection, and testing practices for storage tanks, piping, structures, as well as wind, seismic, and blast load criteria for refineries, petrochemical plants, terminals, pipeline facilities, and ammonia facilities. He has managed company specification and training programs. Mr. Andreani performs design reviews for storage tanks, piping, pressure vessels, structures, and foundations. He has provided problem-solving support during numerous refinery shutdowns.

 

Mr. Andreani serves on the Design subgroup of the API Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tank (SCAST). He was the primary developer of edge and shell settlement procedures in Annex B of API 653. He was also involved in the development of the current tank module in the API RBI software and a number of new storage tank RBI procedures. Mr. Andreani has performed RBI assessments on numerous storage tanks, including comprehensive evaluations of critical tanks that have combined FFS and RBI assessments to develop inspection plans. He has significant experience with mechanical integrity and the full life cycle management of in-service fixed equipment and piping.

 


Pressure Relieving Systems (PRS) training course, based on api rp 520 / api rp 521

(24th October 2016 - 26th October 2016) - Kuala Lumpur

3 day course

This Pressure Relieving Systems training course will provide attendees with practical experience involving Pressure Relief Devices (PRDs). This training course covers proper sizing, selection, and installation of PRDs to ensure adequate overpressure protection is provided and reduce hazards if a PRD discharges. The course content includes 3% inlet pressure drop requirements, sizing of PRDs in two-phase flashing service, and operation of PRDs and the effects of back pressure on valve stability and performance. In addition to the API 520/521 Standards, the course also covers protection of atmospheric storage tanks per API 2000 Standard and boilers per ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section I. The instructors will discuss the background and logic behind the document procedures and intersperse some example problems.

Our training course materials are developed and instructed by subject matter experts – many of whom are principal contributors on the relevant API committees.

 

The topics of the training includes:

 

A. Pressure Relief Valve Design and Operation

B. Codes and Standards

C. PRV Sizing and Selection, Including Two Phase Flow

D. Rupture Disks/Other Devices

E. Relief Device Installation

F. Relief Valve Inspection, Testing, and Repair

G. Relief System Design Philosophy

H. Overpressure Scenarios

I. Determining Relief Loads for Process Upsets, Including Fire

J. Overpressure Protection of Piping and Other Equipment

K. Overpressure Protections of Atmospheric and Low Pressure Storage Tanks

L. Overpressure Protection of Power Boilers

M. Additional topics:

- Determining required relief loads for distillation towers
- Sizing for two-phase releases
- ASME B&PVC, Section VIII-1 Appendix M requirements for isolation valves
- ASME B&PVC, Section VIII-1 UG-140 re-write on instrumentation
- Determining inspection frequency of relief devices
- Documenting PRD design basis to meet OSHA 1910
- Evaluating overpressure scenarios
- Effects of back pressure on relief valves
- Protecting vessels from fire damage
- Evaluating gas breakthrough
- Setting pressure tolerances
- Classroom exercises that illustrate procedures for determining relief rates and sizing selection, and installation of PRDs

 

Trainer for PRS

 

Phil Henry:

 

Mr. Henry has over 30 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry both as an owner-user and consultant, and is one of the founding members of The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. He is responsible for engineering consulting services in the areas of Pressure Relief and Risk Based Inspection. He is a specialist in the design, installation, sizing and selection of pressure relief devices and relieving systems and is currently Chairman of the API Pressure Relieving System Subcommittee’s Task Force on STD 520 related to the design and installation of pressure relieving systems.

 

Mr. Henry is actively involved in the development of technology for the API Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) methodology. He is co-author of the 2nd Edition of API 581, Risked-Based Inspection Technology and was the lead investigator for the development of the Level 2 consequence modeler, the pressure relief device module and the heat exchanger bundle module within API 581. Mr. Henry is involved in the implementation of Risk-Based Inspection programs for fixed equipment, pressure relief valves and heat exchanger bundles at refining and petrochemical plants.

 

 

FEES & registration

EVENT PER PERSON
3 DAYS
API-U FFS COURSE
(17th Oct to 19th Oct)
USD$ 3,000 - Register HERE
3 DAYS
API-U PRS COURSE
(24th Oct to 26th Oct)
USD$ 3,000 - Register HERE
A 20% discount will be provided to Human Resources Ministry participants and Student/Academia of Malaysian Universities. To obtain the discount documentation must be provided to the instructor on the first day of the course.  The refund will be processed after verification.

General Information

 

  • There are a maximum number of students for every course. Registrations, which must include payment, are accepted on first-come, first-served basis..
  • Refreshments and lunch are provided.
  • Class begins at 08:00 and ends at 17:00 Monday to Wednesday
  • To book hotel at a special rate, please fill in this FORM and email to us at training@frontium.com.my

 

 

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