API 570 - Piping Inspector Course


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Upcoming Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
PST0194-201503  07 Sep 2015  11 Sep 2015  Jakarta, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale   Register
PST0194-201504  02 Nov 2015  06 Nov 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale   Register

Past Course

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        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
PST0194  05 Nov 2012  09 Nov 2012  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194  24 Jun 2013  28 Jun 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194-201401  17 Feb 2014  21 Feb 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194-201402  02 Jun 2014  06 Jun 2014  Bandung. Indonesia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194-201403  03 Nov 2014  07 Nov 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194-201501  16 Mar 2015  20 Mar 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0194-201502  25 May 2015  29 May 2015  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
American Petroleum Institute (API)
 
Piping Inspection Code 570 Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems is recognized and used with confidence worldwide. The Piping Inspector Certification Program (PICP) is developed for the continual high level of efficiency and safety through emphasizing professional credibility and process integrity.
 
Process piping system is one of the critical production assets in process industry. Organizations recognize the need to maintain authorized inspection agency and technically assess qualified piping engineers and inspectors to ensure facilities are at top performance. Therefore, API 570 certification is one of the most sought after professional competency that enables inspectors to be actively involved in the improvement of industry & environmental health and safety performance, reinforcement management control, compliance of inspection capabilities.
 
This 5 day Piping Inspector course is based on API 570/574, API RP 577/578, ASME B16.5/ B31.3 and ASME BPVC Section V/ Section IX. It is to promote the recognition of fitness-for-service concepts to evaluate in-service degradation of piping system. With Mr. Uday Kale’s extensive involvements in the facilities inspection, as well as his practical coaching and mentoring approaches, this course not only prepare the candidates to pass API 570 examination with confident, it will also advance the appreciation of piping facilities and thus to broaden the technical knowledge base in order to avoid unplanned shutdown and reduce expenses!
 
Each attendee must bring a Laptop computer with Microsoft operating system and Scientific Calculator
DAY 1
 
  • BENCH-MARK QUIZ
  • INTRODUCTION TO API 570 CERTIFICATION
  • ASME B 31.3 (Process Piping)
  • ASME B16.5 (Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings)
 
DAY 2
 
  • ASME B16.5 (Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings)
  • API 570 (Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems)
 
DAY 3
 
  • API 570 (Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems)
 
DAY 4
 
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX (Welding and brazing Qualifications)
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section V (Non-Destructive Examination)
  • API Recommended Practice 574
 
DAY 5
  • API RP 571 (Damage Mechanisms in the Refining Industry)
     
  • API 570: Inspection methodologies, remaining life calculations, degradation mechanisms, repair & re-rating of in-service piping system and relations to ASME codes (1.5 day)
  • ASME Section V: Principles and application of Non-Destructive Examination (0.5 day)
  • ASME section IX: Welding & brazing requirements and procedures (0.5 day)
  • ASME B31.3: Design review, welding & heat treatment, inspection, leak testing of process piping (1 day)
  • ASME B16.5: Design & repair of pipe flanges and flanged fittings (0.5 day)
  • API RP 571: Damage Mechanisms affecting fixed equipment in refineries, eg. fractures, fatigue, corrosion, sulfidation, MIC, HTTA etc (0.5 day)
  • API 574: Inspection practices for piping system components (¼ day)
  • API RP 577: Welding inspection and metallurgy recommended practices (¼ day)
  • API RP 578: Material verification program for new and existing alloy piping systems (¼ day)
This course will specifically benefit Engineers, Supervisors, and Managers from the following disciplines:

- Mechanical Engineering
- Inspection
- Maintenance & Operations
- Technical & Engineering
- QAQC
 
and technical personnel with 2-3 years of experience in the management and planning of inspection and maintenance activities of piping system at upstream oil & gas facilities, refineries, process plants and petrochemical facilities.

Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Biography


President, Zick Technologies (Since 10/93).

Petroleum engineering consulting and software development, specializing in the area of reservoir fluid phase behavior modeling. References available on request. Key achievements:

-Developed numerous equation-of-state and black-oil fluid characterizations for various major oil companies and as a sub-contractor for Pera A/S.

-Recommended phase behavior experimentation and modeling guidelines for several major oil companies.

-Wrote PhazeComp, a new, state-of-the-art program from Zick Technologies for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Wrote Streamz, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for translating, manipulating, and managing vast quantities of fluid stream information.

-Designed and helped write Pipe-It, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for managing and manipulating petroleum resources, processes, and projects.

-Taught numerous industry courses on phase behavior, equations of state, reservoir fluid characterization, and miscible gas injection processes.

-Designed and helped implement a new set of equation-of-state routines for the in-house reservoir simulator of a major oil company.

-Advised the architects of a major commercial reservoir simulator on ways to significantly improve their equation-of-state routines.

 

Director of Research, Reservoir Simulation Research Corporation (6/91–10/93).

Responsible for the research and development of more efficient, accurate, and reliable techniques for modeling reservoir fluid phase behavior within MORE® (a fully-compositional, equation-of-state reservoir simulator). Also responsible for improving three-dimensional visualization of reservoir simulator output, and for occasional consulting work. Key achievements:

-Designed and implemented new equation-of-state solution algorithms for MORE®, improving both efficiency and robustness while using less memory.

-Developed a powerful and flexible interface between MORE® and TECPLOT™ (three-dimensional surface contouring software from AMTEC Engineering).

 

Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARCO Oil and Gas Company (9/83–5/91).

Developed expertise in reservoir fluid phase behavior, phase behavior modeling, compositional reservoir simulation, and relative permeability modeling.  Designed and analyzed PVT experiments. Created equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterizations. Developed ARCO’s phase behavior modeling software and relative permeability modeling software. Helped develop several of ARCO’s compositional and limited compositional reservoir simulators. Key achievements:

-Discovered the true, condensing/vaporizing mechanism of oil displace­ment by enriched hydrocarbon gases.

-Represented ARCO on the Prudhoe Bay co-owners’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Task Force for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Designed and analyzed most of the PVT and slim-tube experiments for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Created the equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterization adopted by the operating companies for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed the miscibility pressure correlations used by the facility operators for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed EOSPHASE, a then state-of-the-art program for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Developed SLIMTUBE, a special-purpose, equation-of-state simulator for slim-tube displacements.

-Developed new, compositionally-consistent, three-phase relative perme­ability models for ARCO’s compositional simulators and wrote data-fitting software for those models.

-Developed the phase behavior and relative permeability routines for a new, limited compositional reservoir simulator and assisted on other aspects of it.

-Continually added improvements to various in-house reservoir simulators.

-Regularly taught in-house courses on the phase behavior of miscible gas displacement processes.

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

A. A. Zick, “A Combined Condensing/Vaporizing Mechanism in the Displacement of Oil by Enriched Gases,” presented at the 61st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, New Orleans, LA (October, 1986).

D. E. Tang and A. A. Zick, “A New Limited Compositional Reservoir Simulator,” presented at the 12th SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, New Orleans, LA (March, 1993).