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API 579 – Fitness for Service Training

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Course Overview

Velosi is conducting training for API 579 – Fitness for Service Course.

API 579 - Fitness-for-Service (FFS) evaluations are quantitative engineering assessments undertaken to demonstrate the structural integrity of in-service pressurized equipment that may have a fault or damage. This standard's guidelines can be used to make "Run-Repair-Replace" decisions, and if confirmed fit for service, the equipment's predicted remaining safe life can be calculated.

This course explains and applies the API fitness-for-service standard to help learners understand and implement it in their daily work. The course materials demonstrate how stress analysis, materials engineering, and nondestructive inspection work together to assess fitness-for-service. The processes apply to pressure vessels, pipelines, and tanks that are in use.

This training session is meant to provide rational, step-by-step techniques for assessing the equipment's current structural integrity, determining its fitness for continued service, and selecting and performing the appropriate corrective action.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will learn to:

  • To understand the proper inspection methods and how to evaluate inspection results.
  • To gain a better understanding of how pressure vessels and piping degrade and deteriorate in service.
  • Learn a step-by-step process for evaluating errors and flaws that arise during the service.
  • When component repair is considered necessary based on appropriate inspection, defect evaluation and take action.
  • To assess the asset’s remaining life
  • Performing repairs without harming the equipment

Course Outline

The below topics will be mainly covered to this 3-day course training:

    • API 579 Standard (Fitness for Service)
    • Scope and limitations of API 579
    • Fitness-for-service engineering assessment procedure
    • Remaining Life Assessment
    • Concept of remaining strength factor
    • Remediation methods, In-Service Monitoring
    • Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria
    • Fire damage assessment, Dents, gouges, and dent-gouge combinations are evaluated.
    • Level 1 evaluation, Level 2 evaluation, and Level 3 evaluation
    • Damage mechanisms must be identified and characterized
    • FFS (Level 1) assessment procedures and how to apply them to plant equipment and pipes
    • A brittle fracture assessment of existing equipment
    • Assessment of overall metal loss, localized metal loss, pitting corrosion, and hydrogen blisters and damage - The HIC and SOHIC acronyms

Mode of Delivery

Training will be conducted via Microsoft Team Meeting, online. Meeting invites will be shared on the day before the first day of training.

Training Timings

3 Consecutive Saturdays at 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM GST (Dubai Time)

Materials Provided

  • Presentation Slides
  • Training Recordings
  • Study References


Upon successful completion of training, participants will receive a “API 579 –Fitness for Service Course Completion” certificate.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for a wide range of professional but not limited to:

  • Engineers involved in the integrity assessment of Columns, Vessels, Tanks, and Piping, as well as process engineers, plant operational engineers and managers, and chemical/ mechanical engineers.
  • Also suggested for design engineers, inspection personnel, and maintenance engineers working in the refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries on plant equipment repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Discount Scheme

Participants can avail discount of either an early bird or group discount whichever is higher with additional discount when signing up for 2 or more courses.

Early Bird Discount:

  • 10% Discount if you register 2 weeks in advance.
  • 5% Discount if you register 1 week in advance.

Group Discount (same company only)

  • 15% Discount for groups of 5 or more.
  • 10% Discount for groups of 3-4.

Bundle Discount

  • Sign up for 2 courses and get an extra 10% off
  • Sign up for 3 courses and get an extra 15% off

    Total Seats: 10
    Reserved Seats: 6

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    799 USD 599 USD

    Pay now to confirm your spot and receive 10% off!

    Early Bird Discount:
    10% Discount if you register 2 weeks in advance.
    5% Discount if you register 1 week in advance.

    Group Discount:
    15% Discount for groups of 5 or more.
    10% Discount for groups of 3-4.

    Start Date: 20 Nov 2021
    End Date: 04 Dec 2021

    Online (Microsoft Teams)


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