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Inspection Certification

Inspection Certification

40 days
EIM/INSP
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers, supervisors and staff involved in Inspection of equipment.

Level

  • Advanced
  • This training aims to increase skills on inspection of static equipment. This course will provide an IFP Training Certification according to the IFPT procedures.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list the main material used in the refinery,
  • select the main guidelines and codes used for pressure vessels & piping,
  • describe the components of pressure vessel, piping and accessories,
  • understand steels and alloys equipment degradations in the oil&gas and chemical industries,
  • select appropriate NDT and alternative prevention tools to monitor corrosion effectively,
  • review repair welding processes used in O&G industry,
  • supervise and control efficiently contracted painting jobs and other protection devices,
  • learn RBI strategy for a petrochemical or chemical unit.
Course Content

Module 1: MATERIAL & STATIC EQUIPMENT

5 days

  • Metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous material used in process industries, structure of steels and alloys. Mill certificate.
  • Piping & flanges, different types of piping equipment: pipes, flanges & gaskets, valves, steam traps, bellows, safety valves, rupture discs; piping codes and standards, piping classes, pressure resistance (PN, series, impact of temperature).
  • Vessels: technology of separator drums; technology and internals of distillation columns & reactors; storage tanks - different types (atmospheric, pressurized, cryogenic…); design, technology; main safety and operating equipment; reliability criteria.
  • Thermal equipment: TEMA standard heat exchangers; thermal performance (fluid flow distribution, characteristics & technology).
  • Different types of furnaces and their characteristics. Boiler technology.

Module 2: REGULATIONS - REFLIEF VALVES & RUPTURE DICS

5 days

  • Local rules and international regulations applicable for pressure equipment. Pressure equipment directive requirements. International construction codes: ASME VIII, EN 13445. Thickness calculation for shell, bottom, pressure under vacuum, reinforcements of nozzles, pressure test. Existing equipment: study local and international practices: API 510, ASME B16.5 & B31.3, API 570 and 571.
  • Pressure relief valves & rupture discs technology and installation. Available technologies and selection criteria for liquid and gas: API 521 & API 520 part1, international codes, norms, material, spring, orifice size, bellows. Field installation (API 520 part 2): connections, pressure drop, supports, noise, plugging risks.Periodic inspection and maintenance API 527, pop test, kellog test. Study cases.

Module 3: CORROSION & CORROSION PREVENTION

5 days

  • Different types of industrial corrosion: thinning (corrosion under isolation, corrosion-erosion, galvanic, high temperature sulfur corrosion, oxidation…), cracking (hydrogen induced cracking, high temperature hydrogen attack, intergranular, stress corrosion, amine cracking…), pitting (passivation…), metallurgical deterioration (brittle fracture, creep, fatigue).
  • Corrosion prevention: material selection, detailed engineering design; corrosion control by means of sampling, use of corrosion coupons and probes; inhibitors.

Module 4: INSPECTION, NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING & REPAIR WELDINGS

5 days

  • Basic and advanced NDT techniques: visual inspection, liquid Penetrant Test (PT), Magnetic field Test (MT), Radiographic Test (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT, TOFD, phase array), Leak and pressure Testing (LT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Positive Material Identification (PMI), Infrared Thermography (IR), Acoustic Emission (AE). Practical use.
  • Welding: cutting processes, forming, welding used on vessels and pipework (SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, SAW…). Welding parameters and weldability of main materials (CS, SS, LAS…). Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) - Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) - Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ). Post weld heat treatment. Welding safety & health issues.

Module 5: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: REPAIR WORKS ON PRESSURE VESSEL OR PIPING

5 days

  • Case study - Project: subject submitted by the lecturer: study of pressure equipment degradations and consequences.
  • Evaluate the damage and its potential kinetics of evolution (remaining life for thinning or risk of cracks propagation). Advise repair or modification, non destructive testing and inspection in accordance with the applicable specifications and standards. Creation of a working procedure & controls. Schedule to be done, including definition and selection of milestones. Check possibility for on line temporary repair or hot work during plant shutdown. Individual project oral presentation

Module 6: PAINTINGS, COATINGS & CATHODIC PROTECTION

5 days

  • Characteristics and properties of paintings and coatings. Paint components. Binders and plastifiers, pigments, fillers, colorants, additives, solvents. Physical characteristics. Paint manufacture and recent developments. Different types of industrial paint & for special environment. Composition of a paint system (role of coats and compatibility). Inspection, control and commissioning.
  • Cathodic protection - Principles and applications. Wet corrosion mechanisms and prevention. Principles of cathodic protection.
  • Impressed current and sacrificial anodes. Design & selection of cathodic protection systems. Performance monitoring. Field potential measurement. Monitoring in sea water and in soil. Norms and standards (EN 15257).

Module 7: RISK BASED INSPECTION (RBI)

5 days

  • Identification of the degradation mechanism for a corrosion loop based on API 571. Description of API 580 RBI methodology for a petrochemical or chemical plant. Probability and consequence of a failure using API 581 workflow and simplified alternative tools. Identification & ranking of piping and pressure vessels in a risk matrix. Extend inspection periodicity or set up an efficient inspection strategy (mitigation by means of more efficient NDT, design improvement or Process safety management enhancement).
  • Mini projects application to study cases as teamworks.

Module 8: FINAL PROJECT - PRACTICAL INSPECTION

5 days

  • Practical inspection of a pressure vessel during a plant shutdown and an external piping while running.
  • Preparation: identify the design conditions, the inspection history and detail the inspection strategy.
  • On site: plan the NDT; perform vessel and piping inspection according to the specifications; identify any corrosion.
  • Write an inspection report based on the actual tests, update the RBI and propose an updated inspection strategy.
  • Individual oral presentation and evaluations related to the IFP Training Certification.
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Ways & Means
  • Active teaching methods are used to promote individuals experience.
  • Learning process including case studies.
  • Visits of construction or repair workshops.
  • Each participant can present its daily work and analysis: regulations and local guidelines used, repair methods and code, welding specifications, NDT, qualification of controllers.
  • Mini-projects team works according to detailed program.
  • Practices in workshops if possible.
  • Individual project to finalize the program.
  • Practical internal inspection of pressure vessel during shutdown and external inspection of piping.
Certification
  • Une reconnaissance au niveau international.
  • L’obtention d’un Graduate Certificate.
  • Une expertise confirmée Inspection Certification.
  • Des compétences applicables en milieu professionnel.