#1520 - Maintenance of Process Plant Equipment

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply the requirements of the relevant industry standards and practices to the maintenance of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping systems, and aboveground atmospheric storage tanks; develop inspection and maintenance programs for process plant equipment and piping systems; and prepare appropriate details for repairs and alterations to process plant equipment and piping systems.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, managers, and others who are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, aboveground atmospheric storage tanks, and piping systems. Also, engineers who are responsible for fitness-for-service evaluations. Course participants should already have a good fundamental understanding of the mechanical design requirements for these equipment items.

Course Description

Pressure vessels, heat exchangers, aboveground atmospheric storage tanks, and piping systems typically represent over half the capital investment in a process plant. Mechanical engineers at end-user locations or in central engineering organizations are often responsible for the evaluation and maintenance of all these items, not just one or two.

This course is unique in that it discusses all these items in a single course. This material is covered by concentrating only on the most commonly applied topics in each case, rather than attempting to discuss everything. Therefore, participants receive broad, practical training in a single course rather than having to attend multiple courses. This maximizes their learning in a relatively short amount of time. Those that require additional training for a particular item or topic may take a specialized course that covers it in more detail.

The material presented demonstrates some concepts that are not always shown or described in textbooks. The course emphasis is on developing a practical understanding of the maintenance requirements for fixed equipment and piping systems in process plant applications. Sample problems and participant exercises are included throughout the course to illustrate the concepts discussed and provide the participants with practice in applying them.

Course Outline

Course Duration – 4-5 Days