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API 579/ASME FFS-1 and Creep Workshops

Register today for the two most informative and comprehensive
training courses available!

API579 FFS Workshop

and

Creep Workshop

API 579-1 ASME FFS-1 Workshop

Includes Updates for Upcoming 2021 Edition!

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
  • The updates for the soon-to-be-released 2021 edition

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

Overview:

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 soon to be released 2021.  Attendees will learn the basic rules and principals for Level 1 and Level 2 assessments of damaged equipment.

This 2 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 2021 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

API 579-1 ASME FFS-1 Workshop

October 5 – 6, 2021
Houston, Texas

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

Get Directions

Creep Workshop

October 7, 2021
Houston, Texas

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

Get Directions

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

Workshop on Creep

Design, Material Selection, and Life Assessment

Overview:

Creep is one of the most common damage mechanisms of concern in the refining/petrochemical industry at elevated temperatures. This one-day course will provide a comprehensive introduction to creep, expanding on the two-part webinar series by introducing various aspects of creep to practicing engineers that will allow them to make more informed decisions regarding components operating in the creep regime. Key concepts and ideas will be demonstrated using example problems from the refining/petrochemical industry. Prior experience with creep-related problems is not necessary but a basic knowledge of ASME Codes and API 579-1 Fitness-for-Service Standard is preferred to gain the most out of the course.

Course Topics:

  • Metallurgical Aspects of Creep
  • High Temperature Alloys
  • Modeling of Creep Behavior
  • ASME Allowable Stress Criteria
  • Structural Aspects of Creep
  • Damage and Failure Criteria
  • Remaining Life Assessment of Service-Exposed Components
  • Creep Testing of Service-Exposed Components
  • Microstructure and Creep Damage Correlations

Who should attend?

The course is intended for practicing engineers in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries.

API 579-1 ASME FFS-1 Workshop

October 5 – 6, 2021
Houston, Texas

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

Get Directions

Creep Workshop

October 7, 2021
Houston, Texas

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

Get Directions

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

Course Fee:

3 Day Workshop – API 579 & Creep: $2,085.00
Registration fee includes a copy of the instructor’s presentation, Tuesday evening reception, along with daily continental breakfast and lunch (Tues – Thurs).

2 Day Workshop – API 579 only: $1,330.00
Registration Fee includes a copy of the instructor’s presentation, Tuesday evening reception, along with daily continental breakfast and lunch (Tues – Wed).

1 Day Workshop – Creep only: $695.00
Registration Fee includes a copy of the instructor’s presentation,  along with continental breakfast and lunch (Thurs).

Group Registration:
3 or more attending from company: 15% Discount (use promo code: GROUP)

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(s) are cancelled, a full course refund will be given to those who have paid.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) Credits:
API 579 – FFS Workshop participants will receive (12) PDH credits upon completing the course.
Creep Workshop participants will receive (6) PDH credits upon completing the course.

API 579-1 ASME FFS-1 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.

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.

Creep Workshop

Arun Sreeranganathan,

Arun Sreeranganthan, PhD., P.E.
Principal – Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Arun Sreeranganathan joined Stress Engineering Services in 2008 after completing his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech. Over the last 12 years, he has worked on hundreds of projects involving mechanical integrity, metallurgy, and creep-related problems affecting various industries. Arun specializes in high-temperature damage mechanisms, with expertise in creep testing and remaining life assessment of service-exposed components. He currently manages the SES creep lab located in Cincinnati, OH. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Louisiana.

Host Hotel

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

Seminar Attendee Discount Rate: $119.00/night

Details
Room Block Dates: October 4 – 7th
Room Type:  King/QQ
Booking Code Cut-Off Date:  October 3rd

To make room reservations: https://hyatt.com
Booking code to receive the group rate: G-SETO

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