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API 579: Fitness for Service - A Focus on the Impact of Corrosion
API 579 offers valuable techniques to safely determine the fitness for service of a vessel or heat exchanger that has been in service.  Knowing the lifetime of a pressure vessel in service can have great significance on production capabilities and downtime costs. This course will focus on analyzing a vessel's fitness for service after the vessel has been subjected to corrosion, specifically to API 579 Part 4 (General Metal Loss), Part 5 (Local Metal Loss) and Part 6 (Pitting).

Catching Up With PV Elite Capabilities
PV Elite is worked on constantly by a team of software development engineers.  Each year PV Elite is updated with the new codes and capabilities, and although each release leads users to focus on these new capabilities there are still 100's of tips and tricks that users have found useful from the earliest versions of PV Elite. Please join us to learn how your use of the latest version of PV Elite and past versions can be made more effective for all users both new and experienced.

Evaluation of Openings in Vessels
Why do openings in vessels have to be reinforced?  What is the reason why having a hole in a vessel wall makes is weaker?  What are the various methods various codes tackle this problem?  In this simple easy to follow discussion you will learn the basic principles underlying nozzle reinforcement and how they are addressed by different pressure vessel codes.

The Theory, Principles and Effects of creep as it Pertains to Pressure Vessel Design
Engineers understand the effects of operating stress on pressure vessel components.  Pressure vessel codes provide allowable stresses that must not be exceeded, with safety factor based on yield of no more the two thirds x yield.  These stresses are kept well below the yield point to maintain a margin of safety.  At modest temperatures, it can be expected that (ignoring the effects of corrosion) operating  pressures can be sustained for many years without fear of failure.  There are many vessels-still in service-that are over 80 years old.  This is because the properties of the metal remain constant over time.  However…..
Modern pressure vessel design calls for higher operating temperatures.  At these higher temperatures the metal over time can suffer from stretching, ultimately resulting in failure if not understood.  This is called creep.  The problem is that keeping the stresses below the yield point is not sufficient.  Creep can take place well below the yield point. 

Instructors

Ray Delaforce - EMIA
After leaving school, Ray was indentured as an apprentice working for British Oxygen Company in North London (UK).  He was released one day a week (and attended evening classes) where He pursued an engineering diploma, obtaining an HNC in mechanical engineering.   He then worked for the Ford Motor Company as a draughtsman in the truck division in Dagenham England. In 1965 He immigrated to South Africa where He worked for a pressure vessel inspection and certification company.  He was originally employed as an inspector, but they later also employed him as a vessel engineer.  In 1976, along with partners he formed another vessel inspection company (Avco Inspection CC). After a number of years, He ended up owning the business.  He was by then the chief engineer and QA manager.  In the year 2000 He came to America.  He secured employment as a vessel engineer with two companies; Freeport Welding and Fabricating Inc., and RC Technical in Stafford Texas.  In 2003, He gained employment with COADE Inc., to provide technical support in the PV Elite department. His duties include training in the use of our software both in the United States and abroad. He feels fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time in his life.  He considered himself very privileged to have met and had association with wonderful people all his life.

Luis Sanjuan - APAC
Luis graduated from the University of Texas Pan American and holds a BS in mechanical engineering. Luis joined Intergraph in August of 2008, and since then he has helped hundreds of PV Elite users, and their companies, become more efficient, by helping them improve their product knowledge and work processes. He is also responsible for the software development and technical support for PV Elite and CodeCalc.