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API 579-1 ASME FFS-1 Workshop

Register today for the most accessible, student-oriented, problem-filled
API 579 training course available!

2020 API 579 Workshop

Learn how to…

  • Avoid costly unscheduled shutdowns – delay repair until TAR
  • Avoid unnecessary repair – run “as-is”
  • Evaluate the cost/benefit of running harder

“Why should I take this course?”

This course teaches Level 1 and 2 assessment techniques for the 12 different damage mechanisms covered by API 579.   Attendees will learn…

  • The philosophy of API 579 Fitness-for-Service assessments
  • The structure and organization of the API 579 document

And most importantly…

  • Detailed instruction on how to perform Level 1 & Level 2 FFS assessments for Part 3 (Brittle Fracture) to Part 14 (Fatigue) through…
    • Step-by-step walk-through of FFS procedures
    • Insights and tips
    • Extensive examples and student-worked problems

Who should attend?

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Pressure System Engineers
  • Inspectors
  • Engineering Managers


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.

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

Two Dates  |  Two Locations!

May 19 – 21, 2020
Mason, Ohio

Stress Engineering Services
7030 Stress Engineering Way
Mason, OH 45014

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October 20 – 22, 2020
Houston, Texas

Stress Engineering Services
13610 Westland West Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77041

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Contact:  Holly Baker
Phone: 504.889.8440

Course Fee:

  • Regular Registration – $1,995.00
  • Group Registration (3 or more attending from company) – $1,895.00

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 30 days prior to course date will be granted a full refund. Cancellations received after 30 days 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 (18) 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.

IJ Fitness for Service Forum

Mr. Garic is also a regular columnist in Inspectioneering Journal writing the ” Fitness-for-Service Forum” – a column addressing techniques, principles, and issues related to fitness-for-service.

Host Hotel – Mason Workshop:

Hilton Garden Inn
5200 Natorp Blvd.
Mason, OH  USA  45040

Seminar Attendee Discount Rate: $124.00 /night – King room

To make room reservations:

Hilton Garden Inn - Mason

Host Hotel – Houston Workshop:

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

Seminar Attendee Discount Rate: $119.00/night

To make room reservations:

hyatt place cy-fair
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