COURSE NAME:API 579 FFS for Piping and ASME B 31.3


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  • The course gives insight of piping design, fabrication installation and testing of new process piping according to ASME B 31.3. The course further dwells upon the concepts of Fitness for Service.


  • A Fitness for Service assessment shows whether or not damaged or aged components critically affect the present fitness of a piping system for a safe use. And if it is safe, it provides an estimate of how long it is likely to stay safe.
  • Participants will gain the most through understanding of sound engineering practice in installing new piping system and how to apply the latest techniques for determining fitness for service, following the two level approach of API 579, leading to an ability to make informed decisions whether to run or repair or replace the piping system.


  • Employers will benefit from the ability to take full advantage of the best industry practices to avoid unnecessary shut-downs and repairs, thus ensuring continued safety of personnel, public and the environment, while extending the safe running of the plant, and therefore its productive life.

ASME B 31.3:


  • Piping Codes and Standards
  • Design Philosophy of B 31.3 for Piping Systems
  • Design for Internal Pressure
  • Design of permanent blanks
  • Selection of Fittings and Flanges, Pressure-temperature ratings
  • Materials Review, Listed, unlisted materials
  • Impact testing for low temperature service
  • Welding of piping including branch welds
  • Preheat Temperature and Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Non Destructive Examination Requirements
  • Leak testing-Hydrostatic and Pneumatic
  • Case studies and exercises


API RP 579:


  • Application of API 579 to run or Repair Decisions
  • Fitness for Service Assessment Procedures
  • Introduction of Damage Mechanisms
  • Corrosion of piping – General, localized and pitting corrosion
  • Repair Techniques for Metal Loss
  • Repair Techniques for Mechanical Damage
  • Fractures Cracks and Fatigue Failure
  • Case Studies and exercises


This course is tailored for Inspectors, Design, System, Operations and Maintenance Engineers, and all others responsible for safe operation, repair and Maintenance and Repair of Process Piping.

    • 5 Day(s)

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    Coldstorec Group Of Saudi Arabia

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    Al Khodari Company

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    Al Khodari Company

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    Al Khodari Company

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    Al Khodari Company