Damage Mechanism Review and Integrity Operating Windows C138

Identifying and mitigating existing or potential damage mechanisms are important parts of an effective mechanical integrity program.  The instructor will guide the attendees through the steps in a damage mechanism review; from collecting data to determining damage mechanisms and mitigation strategies.

The course also covers API RP 584 Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs).  IOWs are a set of limits for equipment operation that can prevent excessive degradation and loss of containment.  The instructor will describe how to establish and implement IOWs in facilities in order to minimize damage to equipment.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • This course is geared toward those with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in refineries including: design engineers, process engineers, maintenance planners and service company representatives who support refineries, corrosion and equipment engineers, metallurgists, inspectors, and inspection supervisors.

What Will I Learn in This Course?

  • Learn to identify common damage mechanisms seen in the petrochemical industry, and learn techniques to prevent or mitigate those damage mechanisms.
  • Understand how process related variables affect existing damage mechanisms, how they can contribute to new damages, and how establishing integrity operating windows can improve asset integrity.
  • Become familiar with the codes and standards, API RP 571 and API RP 584, that form the basis for damage mechanism reviews and establishing integrity operating windows.

Mr. Sayed Termah - Senior Materials Engineer, ABS Consulting