This course aims to acquire a comprehensive and practical knowledge of static equipment inspection in order to efficiently contribute to the entire scope of duties performed by an inspection department of an Oil & Gas company.
Inspectors of the Oil & Gas industry, maintenance and inspection technicians, engineers and managers looking to acquire comprehensive inspection knowledge.
Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month, related to the concerned field.
Type of pressure vessels and pressurized accessories.
Drawings: reminder on PFD, P&ID, Isometrics reading.
Introduction to construction codes and standards:
Rules and regulations application areas, standards, harmonized standards, professional guides.
Notions of materials strength and pressure vessel shells calculations. Safety and welding margins.
Construction monitoring, destructive and non-destructive testing.
Notions of strength test.
Introduction to relevant codes and standards (ASME).
Techniques for non-destructive and destructive testing:
Standard faults in external and internal walls.
Principles, possibilities and areas of application of main NDTs: visual, sweating, magnetic crack detection, ultrasound, X-ray, sealing, acoustic emission.
Review of innovative NDTs: digital radio, phased array, TOFD, IRIS, MFL, intelligent pigging, ROVs, drones, reinforced visual inspection.
Implementation in equipment inspection: on base materials and components, during production, on acceptance, in operation.
Principles, possibilities and areas of application of destructive test methods.
Module 4: CORROSION PREVENTION IN PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Definition and mechanisms of corrosion:
Wet corrosion, dry corrosion.
Elements of electrochemistry.
Cost of corrosion: both financial and human, impact on safety.
Common types of corrosion: origin and development process, possible methods of prevention.
Types of corrosion encountered in the Oil & Gas industry:
Case studies of corrosion observed in Oil & Gas installations: identification of the types of corrosion and suggested remedial treatments.
Design of equipment; choice of materials; corrosion inhibitors; anti-corrosion coatings and systems.
Cathodic protection with sacrificial anodes or imposed current.
Methodology and control of processes. Control of process and environmental parameters.
Corrosion coupons and probes; non-destructive testing of wall condition.
Corrosion monitoring plan.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
use and explain pressure vessels international rules and regulations,
identify materials comprising equipment, their composition, their mechanical characteristics and select the most appropriated material for a given Oil & Gas application,
describe the various welding processes and their limits,
identify most appropriate non-destructive or destructive testing for the different modes of degradation and perform several simple non-destructive testing,
list the main characteristics and types of corrosion of metallic materials used in the Oil & Gas industries, describe protection means against each type of corrosion and implement associated monitoring.
Ways & Means
Numerous industrial case studies and practical exercises.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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