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August 8-11, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming API Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit in San Antonio.

Exhibition Hours

The E2G team will be at the Summit to answer your questions, catch up on the last two years, and share some of their knowledge.
Please stop by booth 301 to say hi!

Training Courses Offered by E2G

Sign up for one of the eight technical workshops being taught by E2G subject matter experts on Monday, August 8. Our team is covering topics related to fitness-for-service (FFS), suitability-for-service (SFS), aboveground storage tanks, brittle fracture, piping vibration, and pressure relief devices. Sign up today!

Overview of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 8 hours

Description: This one-day course provides the inspector or engineer with an in-depth overview of the Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessment Methods in API 579-1/ ASME FFS-1, 2016 Edition. The course includes a segment describing how the document is organized, insights on how to navigate through the document to apply FFS technology (i.e., either reactive or proactive), and a review of the three FFS assessment levels, as well as what constitutes a “best-buy,” i.e., how to decide on which level to use based on the damage mechanism and NDE information provided.

Recent Modifications to the API Standards for Design, Installation, and Inspection of Pressure Relief Devices

Instructor: Philip A. Henry, P.E.

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 8 hours

Description: This training course will provide the basic fundamentals and practical guidance on the sizing, selection, installation, and inspection of pressure relief devices. Additionally, recent and proposed future changes to pressure relief requirements in the API standards 520, 521, 2000, and 576 will be highlighted. A review of the proposed new Section XIII of the ASME Code will also be covered. 

Assessing the Fitness and Suitability for Service of Midstream and Downstream Tanks

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This half-day course will provide an overview and comparison of the FFS and suitability-for-service (SFS) requirements for storage tanks found in API 653 and API 12R1. FFS techniques in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579) applicable to all aboveground storage tanks will also be reviewed, including the evaluation of thinning (general, local, and pitting metal loss) with a comparison of thickness averaging methods in the API in-service tank standards and API 579, and an overview of brittle fracture assessments in API 579 that meet the API 653 Section 5 requirement for more rigorous analysis.

Fitness-for-Service Assessments for Volumetric Damage – A Comparative

Instructor: James Sowinski, P.E.

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This training course will provide an overview of the varying assessment techniques available to address volumetric damage, i.e., general metal loss, local metal loss, and pitting in pressure vessels, piping, and tanks. The methodologies presented in the fitness-for-service standard API 579; the in-service inspection codes API 510, API 570, and API 653; and the manual addressing corroded pipelines ASME B31G will be detailed, and comparisons between the documents will be discussed.

Fitness-for-Service Assessments for Protection from Fracture

Instructors: Brian R. Macejko, P.E.; Seetha Ramudu Kummari, Ph.D., P.E.

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This training course provides engineers with detailed knowledge of the current API 579 FFS assessments procedures for evaluating susceptibility to brittle fracture. The course will cover Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 FFS applications using API 579 Part 3 Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture and API 579 Part 9 Assessment of Crack-like Flaws. The course will also provide an overview of more advanced methods, including an introduction to WRC Bulletin 562 Recommendations for Establishing Minimum Pressurization Temperature (MPT) for Equipment as well as recently proposed modifications to the existing brittle fracture screening procedures currently published in API 579 and the various ASME and API construction codes.

Overview of the Data Requirements for an Effective Fitness-for-Service Assessment and the Pitfalls of Bad Data

Instructor: Brian R. Macejko, P.E.

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This training course provides inspectors and engineers with a detailed overview of the data necessary to complete an effective FFS assessment. Inadequate data can result in unnecessary delays, overconservative assumptions, inaccurate results, and incorrect conclusions. The course will cover the data requirements for assessment of volumetric damage (such as general and local wall loss and pitting), geometric imperfections, crack-like flaws, low-temperature hydrogen damage, fatigue, and high-temperature creep remaining life assessments.

Fitness-for-Service Challenges and Assessment Methods for Piping Systems

Instructor: Kraig S. Shipley, P.E.

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This half-day course provides the inspector or engineer with an overview of the challenges in implementing API 579 assessment methods to piping systems. In particular, case studies on the assessment of minimum allowable temperature (MAT), local thin areas (LTAs), and crack-like flaws using API 579 will be reviewed, and the challenges discussed. Additionally, the development of structural minimum thickness (Tmin) for piping systems will be presented and compared to the current guidance in API 574.

Piping Vibration Fundamentals and Screening Assessments

Date/Duration: Monday, August 8, 4 hours

Description: This half-day course will review the fundamentals needed for inspectors, maintenance, or reliability engineers to perform basic piping vibration screening assessments and recognize the most common sources of vibration in refining and petrochemical facilities. Examples will be provided to help the analyst distinguish the source of the vibration from the frequency spectrum, which is a critical part of any assessment.

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