API 579 Training - Fitness For Service

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Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Upcoming Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
PST0294-201702  07 Aug 2017  11 Aug 2017  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay   Register

Past Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
PST0294-201301  25 Nov 2013  29 Nov 2013  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0294-201401  09 Jun 2014  13 Jun 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0294-201501  08 Jun 2015  12 Jun 2015  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0294-201601  09 May 2016  13 May 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0294-201602  26 Sep 2016  30 Sep 2016  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0294-201701  17 Apr 2017  21 Apr 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments are quantitative engineering evaluations that are performed to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component that may contain a flaw or damage. This training course is designed to give a detailed discussion of the subject of Fitness For Service concepts (FFS) with emphasis on the basic degradation mechanism and its consequences aspect.

It presents a thorough understanding of how the disciplines of material science, stress analysis, NDT and inspection practices can be applied for assessing the present structural integrity of the component, and deciding its fitness for continued service as well as the projected remaining life. This course covers the analytical methods and their applications are explained with numerous case studies. In order to suit the course to participants with or without a FFS background, the course will be delivered such a way that most of technical terms and both code statements and examples will clarify concepts.

Each attendee must bring a Scientic Calculator

Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Introduction to API 579
- Scope of fitness for service assessments
- Definition of Terms
- Fitness-for-service engineering assessment procedure
- Remaining Life Assessment
- Concept of Remaining strength factor
- Remediation methods
- In-Service Monitoring
- Assessment Techniques and Acceptance Criteria

  • Level 1 Assessment
  • Level 2 Assessment
  • Level 3 Assessment

- Identification and characterization of damage mechanisms.
- Methods of FFS assessment and their application to plant equipment/piping.

  • Assessment of existing equipment for brittle fracture
  • Assessment of general metal loss
  • Assessment of local metal loss
  • Assessment of pitting corrosion
  • Assessment of hydrogen blisters and hydrogen damage - HIC and SOHIC
  • Assessment of weld misalignment and shell distortions
  • Assessment of crack-like flaws
  • Assessment of components operating in the creep range
  • Assessment of fire damage
  • Assessment of dents, gouges, and dent-gouge combinations
  • Assessment of laminations
  • Documentation and Records.
Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • To familiarize participants with the main concepts and technical terms of degradation mechanisms.
  • To introduce participants to the concepts of FFS.
  • To explain to participants the basic concepts of degradation and FFS.
  • To provide participants with the basic technical and scientific knowledge for carrying out in depth inspection and engineering calculations.
  • To train participants to choose between ‘3 R’s i.e. Re-rate, Repair and Replace.
  • To introduce participants to different ways of evaluations and decision making as regards the repairs alterations and re-ratings
  • Assessment of future remaining life.
Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pressure Vessel/ Piping/ Tank design engineers, process engineers, plant operating engineers and managers, Chemical/ mechanical engineers who are involved in integrity assessment of Columns, Vessels, tanks, piping etc. Also recommended for the Design engineers, Inspection persons and maintenance engineers involved in Repair, maintenance and trouble shooting of plant equipments in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical industries. Individual certification of API 510/ 570/ 653 will be an added advantage to the participants

Monday April 17, 2017 | Mandar Mulay | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mandar Mulay

Mechanical Engineer


Mandar Mulay has about 20 years hands on experience in design and integrity assessment of Piping Systems, Reactors & Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Power Boiler, and Heat Exchanger. He is well conversant with the major industry codes & standards such as ASME Sec. I, ASME B 31.1, B31.3 , B31.4 and B31.8, ASME Sec VIII, BS-5500, TEMA, API -650, IS 803, API 579, ASME PCC-2 etc.

Major projects closely associated with, in his professional career so far are, Qatar Chemicals, Shell, Castrol India, Reliance Industries, Cargill Foods USA, etc. His proficiency in Power Boiler, Piping and Pressure Vessel Codes enables him to trace the similarities and differences of these codes. He also actively involved as Instructor for programs on the subjects of ASME codes, Integrity Assessment, Fitness for Service, etc.

Along with his career in Engineering and Design Department in a multinational company at a very senior post for the last 20 years, he is also visiting faculty to a well known Engineering College in India for their P.G. Courses in Piping Design and Engineering

Apart from being visiting faculty, He has also conducted several Training Courses ( ASME Sec. I, ASME Sec. VIII, ASME B 31.3 Piping Codes , API 579 FFS code, ASME PCC-2 Repair practices, and Heat Exchanger Design Operations & Maintenance ) in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE for engineers from companies like Saudi Aramco, SABIC group of Companies, Qatar Petroleum, ADNOC, BAPCO, DEWA, Gulf Petrochemicals etc. He has already conducted many times the training courses in API 579, where the participants rated him “Excellent” for these courses.