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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 164 - Materials of Construction for Process Equipment

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 164 01 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 164 26 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 164 23 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 164 21 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 164 18 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 164 16 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Appropriate material selection is the cornerstone of pressure equipment, operation and maintenance. The acceptability of materials is controlled by the relevant Codes. The mechanical integrity, safety, and cost-effective operation of plants depend on the in-service performance of the materials of construction. This course provides comprehensive and practical understanding of engineering materials and guidance on the methods and best industry practices for the selection of the appropriate materials of construction for specific applications while simultaneously satisfying service requirements, construction Code requirements, and least life cycle costs over the entire plant life.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding how materials affect safe, reliable and cost-effective plant operation
  • Understanding appropriate selection of materials of construction for pressure equipment
  • Providing guidelines to identify and locate in-service degradation and appropriate tools for condition assessment and making sound run/repair/replace decisions.
  • Recognizing that although all flaws detected by inspection must be evaluated, not all flaws need to be repaired

Who Should Attend?

  • Refinery, Petrochemical and Process Plant Mechanical and Process Engineers
  • Technical Professionals
  • Inspectors, maintenance personnel
  • Project and Consulting Engineers
  • Engineering and Technical Personnel involved in plant mechanical integrity and reliability

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Engineering Materials Types and Properties
  • Metallurgy Basics
  • Material Forming and Fabrication
  • Overview of ASME B&PVC Section IX ‘Welding and Brazing Qualifications’

Day 2

  • Materials Selection and Application
  • Materials Standards and Codes
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel and Piping Construction Codes
  • ASTM Some common material specifications for piping, plates, forgings and castings
  • Material Selection for Specific Equipment

Day 3

  • Degradation of Materials In-Service
  • Material Ageing and Degradation
  • Failure Modes and Mechanisms in Materials
  • API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis
  • Positive Material Identification

Day 4

  • Inspection Strategies and Non-Destructive Examination Methods
  • Mechanical (Structural) Integrity
  • Inspection Strategies and Methods
  • Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Methods
  • ASME B&PVC Section V 'Nondestructive Examination'

Day 5

  • Fitness-For-Service Evaluation
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • API Std. 579-1/ASME FFS-1