Asset Integrity Managing Technologies

TCR Academy has formed an alliance with PP SIMTECH Solutions Ltd (UK), an acclaimed specialist in providing asset integrity managing technology services and related training globally. Via our alliance we are jointly offering training courses in the application of the three core technological areas in modern asset integrity management of plants operated by oil & gas exploration; oil refining and gas processing; petrochemical, chemical and fertilizer manufacturing; power generation and sea water desalination industries :-

A. Requirements for Implementing Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Best Practice
B. Arm yourself with Damage Mechanisms (DMs) Knowledge
C. Living with Defects – Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Assessment

Meeting Industry Critical Needs

A structured approach to effective, economic, safe and reliable management of static equipment asset integrity involves the application of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) technology and Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment techniques based on active and potential Damage Mechanisms (DMs) and their root causes. These three core subject areas are closely interlinked and complement each other in demonstrating equipment integrity.

For example, for many deteriorating or aging plant items the RBI process is supported by FFS assessments to derive the optimum remaining life and inspection intervals based on acceptable level of risk and consequences of failure. A comprehensive knowledge of DMs and their root causes in static equipment deterioration and the knowledge of DMs driven plant operating limits and other risk mitigation measures are central to correct application of RBI and FFS.

Only this integrated application knowledge of RBI, FFS and DMs combined with a holistic approach will provide a 'Defence in Depth' approach to asset integrity management at optimum costs, throughout a plant's life cycle. Importantly, it guarantees delivery of the FIVE strategic goals aimed for by plant sites.

These training courses proactively address the main issues in order to support the plant sites. The diagram highlights the current issues faced by industry and the way in which effective training in the 3 critical subject areas successfully fills the knowledge & skills gap and helps plant sites achieve their strategic goals. Strategic Goals aimed for by Plant Sites:

1. Desired operational reliability between TAs
2. Desired optimum plant run-length time between TAs
3. Maximum cost effective life out of aging equipment
4. Optimum inspection interval for each item
5. Optimum spend on CapEx; Optimum spend on RevEx

Who Should Attend?

It is imperative that a thorough understanding and application knowledge of RBI, FFS and DMs is essential for practicing professional engineers who are involved in any of the following areas of work:-

• Equipment Inspection
• Metallurgy & Corrosion
• Plant Operations
• Process Design
• Equipment Design
• Root Cause Analysis
• Process Chemistry

Why? These engineers are charged with the responsibility to collectively manage asset integrity at optimum costs and underpin delivery of plant site strategic goals, from design stage to decommissioning.


Course Need:
• Understanding will be developed for different damage mechanisms prevailing in boiler tube failures.
• Gain a valuable working understanding of fundamental principles of degradation that occurs in short term and long term operation of boilers.
• Knowledge to increase the problem solving attitude and take the first hand judgment on the boiler tube failures.
• Attitude to analysis the difference in metal behavior helps to decide better mitigation to the persistent boiler tube failure;
• Recognize general procedures, techniques and precautions in failure analysis and how stress systems relate to fracture of ductile and brittle materials.
• Achieve the knowledge required to conduct or supervise basic failure investigation and effectively communicate with metallurgists & other experts on more    complicated cases. Invention to improve reliability of company operations, cost savings, increase profitability, and enhance.

Who Should Attend?
• Mechanical Engineers of middle management level
• Maintenance / Inspection Engineers
• Process engineers
• Boiler inspectors
• Plant Engineers / Managers
• QA / QC Engineers
• Reliability Engineer
• Metallurgical / Materials Engineers
• HAZOP Engineers / Managers
• Other Technical, Laboratory, Sales Personnel, Engineer from other disciplines, management and administrative staff who need a working understanding of    metals and their applications.

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