ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 – Manchester (9th December 2019)

Date: 9th December 2019 - 12th December 2019

Location: Manchester

Course Description

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 utilise pressure equipment. This intensive course covers the in-service inspection methodologies and requirements for piping, pressure vessels and above ground storage tanks.

ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 Modules

Module 1 – Introduction

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

Module 2 – Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

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

Module 3 – Engineering Materials and Basic Design Principles

  • Materials and their properties
  • Types of stresses and loadings

Module 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

Module 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 localised and general wall loss to API 510

Module 6 – Useful Remaining Life Assessments

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

Module 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 maximum fill height

Module 8 – Testing and Examination

  • Pressure Testing
  • Leak Testing
  • NDE

Module 10 – Inspection Plans

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