Valves in Service

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 20 Jan 2019
  • Location Dubai, English

Valves in Service

 

BY ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP:

You will gain essential and integrated knowledge about pressure equipment and piping systems design and the significance of appropriate design, operation and maintenance on their mechanical integrity.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • To increase your awareness and understanding that the mechanical integrity of relief valves depends jointly on the proper design, operation, condition assessment, and maintenance of the equipment.
  • To provide you with a clear understanding of the degradation mechanisms that relief valves could be subjected to over their operating life, how to identify them, predict and determine their impact, and what appropriate measures can be taken to prevent and control the resultant damage.
  • To provide you with the knowledge and failure analysis skills they need to conduct damage and failure analysis so as to prevent similar failures from happening.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Maintenance, production and other plant engineers and technicians responsible for pressure relieving devices.

 

THE WORKSHOP:

This three day course is structured so that the inspection and maintenance personnel will benefit most from the first two days and the third day will also benefit pressure vessel engineers and system designers.

 

A safety or safety relief valve can be considered the most important single safety device on a boiler, piping, pipeline or pressure vessel. If it fails to function in the manner for which it was intended and an overpressure condition develops, the result could be catastrophic.

 

Like all mechanical devices, pressure relief valves require periodic maintenance and repair. To properly carry out repairs, it is essential that the work be done by trained personnel under controlled conditions, using proper parts and procedures.

 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

The course combines structured and focused presentations and discussions of topics covered with actual relevant examples. It combines sound engineering principles, methods, and applicable codes and standards and best industry practices with workshops that cover case studies of major failures and their root causes.

 

ORGANISATIONAL IMPACT:

Your company will be able to achieve measurable improvement in mechanical integrity through effective interaction between engineering, operation and maintenance functions. Your

company will be able to enhance its loss prevention and safety performance.

 

COMPETENCIES EMPHASISED:

You will enhance your competencies in the following areas:

  • Working knowledge in design, operation and maintenance of pressure relieving devices
  • Understanding, prediction and identification of degradation and damage mechanisms that affect relief valves fitness for continued service and could result in significant potential failures
  • NDT methods and their effective application
  • Your company will be able to enhance its ability to use applicable inspection and maintenance resulting in lower life cycle costs while complying with codes and standards, and other regulatory requirements.

 

PERSONAL IMPACT:

You will gain sound and practical understanding of the major degradation mechanisms affecting relief valves in oil and gas plants and refinery process units, how to predict them, how to assess their impact on relief valves over their operating life, and how to prevent and control these degradation and damage mechanisms using best industry practices

including API and ASME codes.

  • Enhance knowledge about inspection and testing strategies and methods and their effective application to achieve the highest probability of detection of damage and defects
  • You will achieve a better understanding of the regulations and industry practices pertaining to repairs and alterations to safeguard against related failure and to avoid excessive repair costs
  • Enhance competence and productivity thereby enhancing your competence and performance level and making additional value added contributions to your organizations

 

ACCREDITATION:

Of critical importance to IDC Technologies is to ensure that our clients can confidently attend our training knowing that the professional development they are receiving has been audited by independent bodies and is of a creditable standard, providing all that attend with personal, measurable productivity gains, and maximum opportunity for career advancements.

We have completed the rigorous formal application processes to be accredited by:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology also referred to as the IET (formerly the IEE) based in the UK with 150,000 professional engineers, technologists and technicians worldwide (second largest in the world)
  • Engineers Australia with 80,000 members in Australia, New Zealand and the world
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with about 20,000 members
  • Project Management Institute
  • RTO – “Registered Training Organisation” status has been achieved with The Australian Federal Government

Applications are in the final stages of acceptance with:

  • FAS in Ireland (re-accreditation with the new system)
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada

ICS   IMC   IDC-accreditation-ea   IDC-accreditation-iet   REP

 

 

 

COMPANION COURSES:

IDC courses which will enhance the knowledge gained from this workshop include:

  • Practical Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance
  • Practical Industrial Process Measurement for Engineers and Technicians
  • Practical Data Acquisition Using Personal Computers and Standalone Systems
  • Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shut-Down Systems for Industry
  • Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians
  • Practical Flow Measurement for Engineers and Technicians

Ø  Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians

Ø  Practical Programming for Industrial Control using IEC 1131-3;OPC.

Ø  Practical SCADA & Telemetry Systems for Industry

Ø  Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control

Ø  Practical Automation Systems: A primer for Managers

Ø  Practical PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) for Automation and Process Control

 

For detailed information on all IDC Technologies Workshops, please E-Mail to: Kevin Baker training@idc-online.com

 

IDC Technologies training workshops have been supported by, and invited to present on-site to a substantial number of major corporations, Government Departments and other organisations around the World, some examples are:

 

 

ABB – Globally

Alstom Power – UK

Anglo – South Africa & Australia

BAE – UK & Australia

BHP Billiton – UK & Australia

Boeing – USA & Australia

BP – Globally

British Energy – UK

British Nuclear Fuels – UK

Caltex Oil – Australia & UK

Campbell Soup Co – Canada

Canadian Forces Bases – Canada

Chevron – Globally

De Beers – South Africa & Ireland

Dept of Energy – USA

Dept. of Defence – USA

Eurotunnel – UK & Europe

ExxonMobil – Global

Honeywell – Global

Kuwait Petroleum – Kuwait

Mars – USA

NASA – USA

 

 

Norske Skog – Canada, Aust & N/Zealand

Petro Canada – Canada

Pfizer – Ireland, UK & Australia

Power Seraya – Singapore

Promis – Dubai

Proscon Engineering – Ireland

Richards Bay Minerals – South Africa

Rio Tinto – Australia

Saudi Electricity – Saudi Arabia

Schlumberger – Continental Europe

Scottish Courage – UK

Shell – UK

Shell Todd Oil Services – NZ

SPAWAR – USA

Stora – Canada

Syncrude – Canada

Total Oil – UK

Toyota – UK & USA

UKAEA – UK

Uncle Bens – Australia

Water Services – Ireland

Yokogawa – Asia & Australia

 

 

Our Technical Training works and is unequalled in quality, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Please e-mail to training@idc-online.com and see why these, and so many other successful organisations, come to IDC Technologies for Engineering and Technical Training services.

 

 

CONTENT SUMMARY

 

DAY ONE

 

REGISTRATION & INTRODUCTION

 

PRINCIPLE OF PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES

  • Operation
  • Development and application
  • Dimensional characteristics of pressure relief valves

 

SAFETY & RELIEF VALVE TYPES

  • Conventional safety relief valve.
  • Balanced safety relief valve
  • Pilot-operated pressure relief valve
  • Pressure and/or vacuum vent valve
  • Rupture disk device

 

 

RELIEF VALVE STRATEGY

  • Selection
  • Materials
  • Sizing overview

 

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • System pressures

·          Device pressures

 

DAY TWO

 

CAUSES OF IMPROPER PERFORMANCE

  • Mechanical/design (springs, materials etc)
  • Process (corrosion, fouling, damaged seating surfaces)
  • Maintenance

 

INSPECTION & TESTING

  • Reasons for inspection
  • Shop inspection/overhaul
  • Visual on-stream inspection
  • Inspection frequency
  • Time of inspection

 

TESTING FACILITIES

  • Pressure relief device certifications
  • Pressure relief valve repair
  • Nameplate data interpretation and stamping

 

OVERHAUL

  • Pressure relief valve disassembly
  • Lapping and grinding
  • Assembly
  • Setting, testing and sealing

 

DAY THREE

(Day Three is NOT available as a “stand alone day”, Days 1 & 2 must be completed first)

 

SIZING RELIEF VALVES

  • Gas & vapour sizing
  • Liquid sizing
  • Multiple valve sizing

 

CODES & STANDARDS

  • API RP 576 and API RP 520
  • ASME Code Sections I and VIII
  • National Board Inspection Code

 

 

 

 

QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS

  • Records & reports
  • The need to keep records

·          Responsibilities

 

SUMMARY & OPEN FORUM

 

COMPLETE FEEDBACK SHEETS

 

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