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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) approves Wilkinson Coutts as an authorised training provider!

April 1, 2019

Written by wilkinsoncoutts

We are delighted to announce that Wilkinson Coutts has now been approved as an ASME authorised training provider for the ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

To all those that have enquired about ASME L1 and 2 Plant Inspector training courses and have been waiting for our approval – thank you for your patience!

Now that we have, we will be in touch shortly. We have been working hard behind the scenes to produce these training courses using the latest codes and standards and incorporating the latest technological advances in the pressure equipment inspection industry.

We will be running 2 or 3 ASME Level 1 Plant Inspection courses before the end of the year between Aberdeen and Immingham. Later in the year, probably November/December we will be looking to run a Level 2. We expect these to book up fast so if you are interested in joining us please contact us now, so we can register your interest.

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

The ASME Level 2 Plant Inspection course is for those wishing to progress from ASME Level 1, or for experienced inspectors and engineers looking to expand their technical knowledge. The ‘Senior Plant Inspector’ course provides an intensive but practical challenge.

It progresses naturally from the ASME level 1 content, albeit with greater technical complexity. It is aimed at stakeholders who are responsible for the planning, assessment, and management of static pressure equipment integrity. The course is designed to cover most of the stages of the pressure equipment life cycle.

Primarily, it is intended to provide the knowledge to compile an Inspection Plan/Written Scheme of Examination by ensuring all relevant processes are explained. It also introduces management and planning activities such as Risked Based Inspection and screening of pressure vessels for Non-Intrusive Inspection using the Recommended Practice DNV RP 103.

Delegates will be introduced to API 579/ASME FFS-1 and will learn how to conduct Level 1 assessments for localised and general metal loss, while being provided with an insight into the applicability and limitations of such assessments.

Lastly the course provides the necessary knowledge to make Run, Repair or Replace decisions. ASME PPC 2 is introduced to provide the repair options, while API 510 and API 570 is used for the re-rating procedures. There are fewer modules than the level 1 course, but the modules are more in-depth.

We will have the full course description and content up soon, along with dates, locations and prices. Please be sure to check back, or better still drop us an email to be added to the mailing list.

In the meantime, why not test your knowledge over at Matthews Integrity Hub and see if you could do with attending these courses.