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Practical Flow-Induced Vibration for the Plant Engineer

Fitness for Service for Piping, Exchangers, and Fixed Equipment

A free one-day workshop on Flow Induced Vibrations that will include an Overview of New Vibration Fatigue Screening Method Proposed in Future API-579 Edition.


February 26, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM


South Shore Harbour Resort
2500 South Shore Blvd
League City, TX 77573

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Course Description

Whereas most industry vibration seminars focus on rotating & reciprocating machinery, this seminar focuses entirely on vibration of plant fixed equipment (e.g., piping, ducts, vessels, and structures). Vibration problems with fixed equipment are often dealt with reactively after the issue is identified in the field. There are only a few situations with fixed equipment where vibration is managed proactively using engineering design methods based on dynamic analysis. With the ongoing push for higher plant throughput and extended equipment life, the awareness of vibration induced fatigue issues continues to increase across our industry. This one day seminar will demonstrate how plant engineers can assess vibration of fixed equipment using a combination of industry best practices, relevant codes and standards, field measurements, calculations and computer modeling. The presentation will emphasize several industrial case histories to convey the subject matter.

Who Should Attend?

This course is directed towards engineers and inspectors from refineries, petrochemical & chemical plants, offshore, pipeline, power and other process plants and industries concerned with fixed equipment integrity.


FREE OF CHARGE!  Advanced Registration is Required.

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Professional Development Hours:

Participants will receive (6) PDH credits upon completing the workshop


Contact:  Sherry Foster
Phone: 281.955.2900 ext 1408

Gyorgy Szasz, PhD

Gyorgy Szasz, PhD
Senior Associate,  Stress Engineering Services – New Orleans Office

Dr. Szasz is Vibration Institute certified Category IV Vibration Analyst and board member and chair of certification committee. He has 20 years of practical experience with vibration data collection analysis and testing, including piping vibration analysis, modal analysis and machinery monitoring.

Scot McNeill, PhD, PE

Scot McNeill, PhD, PE
Principal,  Stress Engineering Services – Houston Office

Dr. McNeill specializes in dynamics, vibrations and signal processing.  He has 12 years of experience performing vibration/pulsation measurement and analysis of fixed equipment, including process piping, and supporting structures.  He has extensive experience with flow induced vibration and analysis of random vibrations.  He has contributed to industry standards from the Energy Institute Guidelines and API 579.

Larry Matta, PhD, PE

Larry Matta, PhD, PE
Staff Consultant,  Stress Engineering Services – Houston Office

Dr. Matta’s work includes investigating stresses in pipelines, including analysis of unsupported spans, surface loads, and construction blasting. He analyzes unsteady flow problems including water hammer and hydraulic shock, as well as acoustics, pulsations, and vibrations in pipelines, drilling equipment, and compressor and pump piping. He also investigates the causes of fires, explosions, and equipment failures.

Ishita Chakraborty, PhD

Ishita Chakraborty, PhD
Associate II,  Stress Engineering Services – Houston Office

Dr. Chakraborty specializes in industrial vibrations and provides specialized consulting services to clients in the oil and gas industry. Her work involves using advanced computational analysis to build models that are calibrated with field data to solve vibration related problems. Dr. Chakraborty has 6 years of experience working in the field of industrial vibrations.