API 571 Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry

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        SGD 0  Uday B. Kale 
PST0248  15 Oct 2012  17 Oct 2012  Bangi Petronas Leadership Center, Malaysia  SGD 2250  Uday B. Kale 
PST0248  10 Dec 2012  12 Dec 2012  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2250  Uday B. Kale 
PST0248-201401  07 Jul 2014  09 Jul 2014  Bangkok, Thailand  SGD 2250  Uday B. Kale 
PST0248-201701  24 Jul 2017  28 Jul 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Krishnamurthy Ravindran 
PST0248-201702  31 Jul 2017  04 Aug 2017  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Krishnamurthy Ravindran 

API 571 is means for imparting knowledge to the participants with damage mechanisms which are important when implementing the API Inspection Codes (API 510, API 570, API 653) and in conducting risk based inspection per API 580 and API 581. Refineries and chemical plants contain many different processing units, each having its own combination of aggressive process streams and temperature/pressure conditions.

In this class you will be taught how to identify each damage mechanisms, how to gauge the severity of them, how take preventive action and how to reduce the probability of its occurrence and how to mitigate it’s consequence.

In this 5 days of course, there will be sufficient videos, animations, demo, case studies and workshops to explain the damage mechanism concepts fully. We methodically deals with each type of damage mechanism and how to take effective steps in detecting and dealing with them. Special emphasis is given for tips in identifying damage mechanisms and also inspection and monitoring is dealt very lucidly Also The Basics of Risk Based Inspection and Fitness for Service with respect to the understanding of damage mechanism will be done.

Day 1

  • Introduction to Mechanical and Metallurgical Failure Mechanisms
  • Types of Damage Mechanisms
  • Examples
  • Case Studies
  • Practical

Day 2

  • Selection of materials wrt carbon content , Chromium, Manganese , Vanadium and carbon steel, Stainless steel, Cast-iron, Monel
  • Various Heat Treatment process: Annealing, spherodizing , Normalizing , Stress relieving
  • Tempering & Quenching
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Examples
  • Case Studies

Day 3

  • Corrosion economics
  • Corrosion tips
  • Course Content
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Example
  • Case Studies
  • Practical

Day 4

  • General Damage Mechanisms of Processing Industry
  • Damage Mechanisms specific to refinery
  • Example
  • Case studies
  • Simulation

Day 5

  • Specific unique damage Mechanism
  • Case studies
  • Hazard Identification
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Sample Demo Quiz & Exam

This course has been designed to train individuals must have knowledge of damage mechanisms and associated failures, the critical parameter that aggravate damage mechanism inspection and Prevention & Mitigating methods of Probabilities and associated Consequence.

The Following Personnel in Refining and Petrochemical Industries can attend and get benefit from this course:

  • Designers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Inspection Supervisor
  • Corrosion Specialists
  • Risk Based Inspection Engineers

Each attendee must bring a Laptop computer using Microsoft operating system.

Uday B. Kale (M. Eng. Mechanical)

Technical Director - KUB Quality Services


Uday B. Kale is a Post Graduate Mechanical Engineer with experience in Inspection, Welding and NDE/NDT projects for last 19 years. Currently he is the technical director of M/s KUB Quality Services. He has involved in inspection, welding and NDT projects in the Middle East, Africa and India on offshore production platform and petrochemical refineries. He has vast experience in Manufacturing and In Service Inspection of Static Equipment used in Oil and Gas.

Mr. Uday is very well-versed in international Codes and Standards. He performed and led the shutdown teams in performing NDE, internal and external inspection of equipments in central processing plant, ammonia plant, FCCU, SRU, SWS and amine treating units for Code stamp facilities of ADCO, Qatar Petroleum, Oil India, QAFAC, Banagas, Al Jubail Fertilizer Company, and other various units of Refineries, Petrochemicals, Gas Plant and Fertilizer Plant and so on.

He was a lead API inspector for various shutdown and Turnaround. He was also the appointed plant inspector for BP (GUPCO) in asset integrity management, who took charge of 9 offshore production complex, 75 Satellites and Onshore process units involving Close Visual Inspection of piping, equipments, NDT co-ordination, Baseline and Corrosion Monitoring. Furthermore, as an Inspector in GASCO OAG pipeline project, he conducted and witnessed Ultrasonic Examination of first 50 production weld joints of pipeline done by PWT (Pipe Welding Technology, GMAW).

With his extensive involvement in various projects, Mr. Uday is also an enthusiastic and knowledgeable mentor, who has been a faculty in training, examination, qualification and certification of API 510 & 570, ASME B31.3, API653, welding and NDT in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is a charted engineer with 25+ International certification in Welding, NDE and In Service Inspection.