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API 579/ASME FFS-1 (2016 updates)
Fitness-For-Service Workshop

API-579 Workshop

This course will provide training in the fitness-for-service evaluation methods of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (2016) Standard…including the many new additions and changes in the 2016 edition.  Attendees will learn the basic rules and principals for Level 1 and Level 2 assessments of damaged equipment.

This 3 day course will cover all of the sections of API 579, from Part 3 (Brittle Fracture) to the new Part 14 (Fatigue) and also review introductory materials in Parts 1 and 2.  Numerous hands-on examples, case studies, quizzes and class-work assignments will provide a departure from a straight lecture format and maximize participant involvement.  Demonstrations and guest lectures are also included to provide real-world techniques and solutions to fitness-for-service problems.

When:
October 2 – 4, 2018

Where:
Stress Engineering Services Conference Center
13610 Westland East Blvd.
Houston, TX 77041

Expanded Content:

Our unique course includes embedded demos and supplemental presentations scattered between technical presentations to give you first hand exposure to technologies and technical concepts important to Fitness-for-Service assessment. Included are such diverse topics as:

  • New scanning technology that facilitates Level 3 pit assessment
  • Charpy testing and the effect of temperature on toughness
  • New mini-boat sampling technology (scoop sampler)
  • Live acoustic emissions testing demo
  • NDT, and more…

* Demos subject to change without notice

Course Highlights:

  • New additions and changes in the 2016 edition
  • Applicability and limitations of the methods
  • Damage mechanism review and discussion
  • Step-by-step instruction in Level 1 and 2 methods
  • Examples of Level 3 techniques
  • NDT methods for use in inspecting damage mechanisms
  • Quizzes and student-worked examples
  • Worked examples and case studies of FFS evaluations
  • Live demos, video-demonstrations, supplementary technical talks

Questions?:
Contact:  Holly Baker
Email:  holly.baker@stress.com
Phone: 504.889.8440

Course Fee:

  • Regular Registration – $1,795.00
  • Group Registration (3 or more attending from company) – $1,695.00

Registration Fee includes a copy of the instructor’s presentation, Tuesday evening reception, along with daily continental breakfast and lunch (Tues – Thurs).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received by 9/15/18 will be granted a full refund. Cancellations received after 9/15/18 will be charged a $200 cancellation fee.  If the course is canceled, a full course refund will be given to those who have paid.

PDH Credits:

Professional development hours (PDH): participants will receive (21) PDH credits upon completing the workshop.

Greg Garic, PE

Greg Garic, PE
Managing Principal, New Orleans Office – Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Mr. Garic has over thirty-five years of experience in analysis and fitness-for service assessment. He has spent most of his career working in the areas of structural integrity assessment and remaining life evaluation of pressure vessels and piping.

He has served as a member of the ASME Subcommittee on Flaw Evaluation, the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) Conference’s Design & Analysis Committee, and the ASME Task Group on Post Construction Issues. He is an associate editor of several PVP volumes relating to fracture mechanics and fitness-for-service issues. Mr. Garic has taught numerous courses and seminars on topics related to engineering mechanics, analysis, and fitness-for-service assessment.

Mr. Garic is a Principal of Stress Engineering Services and Managing Principal of the New Orleans office. He has a B.S. and M.S. from the University of New Orleans in Mechanical Engineering and is also a registered Professional Engineer.

Host Hotel:

Hyatt Place Houston-Northwest / Cy-Fair
19813 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas, USA, 77065

Seminar Attendee Discount Rate: $119.00 /night

To make room reservations:  https://houstonnorthwest.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=g-STRE

hyatt place cy-fair
Airports:

George Bush Intercontinental Airport – IAH

Distance to Conference Center: 25 miles NW

William P. Hobby Airport – HOU

Distance to Conference Center: 35 miles NW

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