Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed EquipmentIn the Refining Industry Based on API RP 571November 13-14, 2007 - Houston, Texas (Stress Engineering Facility)In order to proactively improve and enhance the safety, reliability and profitability of oil refineries it is necessary to understand the What?,Why?, Where?, and When? of mechanisms that cause damage to refinery equipment and lead to equipment failures. This seminar is based onthe newly published American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment inthe Refining Industry.The seminar will help you to:(1) Identify the active damage mechanisms,(2) Identify the potential modes of failure (e. g: leak, rupture, structural collapse, etc.),(3) Detect and Characterize the type and extent of damage by selection of appropriatenon-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques,(4) Quantify the rate of damage progression,(5) Monitor and control the progress of each damage mechanism.Some of the Damage Mechanisms, which will be covered in this seminar, are:Stress Rupture Soil Corrosion Carbonate Cracking (SCC)Graphitization Galvanic Corrosion Caustic Cracking (SCC)Spheroidization Atmospheric Corrosion Amine Cracking (SCC)Creep Rupture Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Ammonia Cracking (SCC)Brittle Fracture Cooling Water Corrosion Polythionic Acid Cracking (SCC)Temper Embrittlement CO2 Corrosion Chloride Cracking (SCC)Strain Aging Amine Corrosion Oxidation885OF Embrittlement Ammonium Bisulfide Corrosion SulfidationSigma Phase Embrittlement Ammonium Chloride Corrosion H2/H2S CorrosionReheat Cracking HCl Corrosion Naphthenic Acid corrosionThermal Fatigue Sour Water Corrosion CarburizationMechanical Fatigue Flue Gas Corrosion DecarburizationVibration-Induced Fatigue Sulfuric Acid Corrosion Metal DustingErosion Titanium Hydriding Fuel Ash CorrosionCavitation Liquid Metal Embrittlement High Temp. Hydrogen AttackCorrosion Fatigue Hydrogen EmbrittlementMicrobiological Corrosion (MIC) Wet H2S (Blistering/HIC/SOHIC/SSC)Understanding damage mechanisms and the effect of process changes is essential if the impact of the changes on equipment damage is to beadequately addressed in your management of change (MOC) systems. An understanding of damage mechanisms ensures that process changesdo not cause unexpected effects on the safety and reliability of refinery operations.
Who Should Attend?Plant inspectors, mechanical engineers, process engineers, and operators who are involved in the operation,maintenance, reliability and mechanical integrity programs for fixed equipment. Although refinery problems are themain focus of this class, personnel from related industries (such as mid-stream companies, gas plants, andpetrochemical plants) will also benefit from the course content and exercises.Course Highlights:• An overview of basic metallurgy applicable to refinery construction materials.• A description of common refining processes emphasizing where various damage mechanisms are usuallyobserved.• An analysis of typical NDE methods and their ability to detect and characterize equipment damage.• Detailed discussions of the more than 60 refinery damage mechanisms covered by API RP 571.• Examples of equipment damage and failures, as well as learning exercises for students.Course Instructor:Charles Buscemi: Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.Mr. Buscemi has twenty years of experience in refinery and petrochemical plant corrosion and metallurgy. Hiscareer has focused on materials selection for refinery and petrochemical plants, failure analysis and analyticallaboratory work, corrosion, and the high-temperature degradation of metals (including creep, temper embrittlement,and high-temperature hydrogen attack). His other specialties include metallic coatings, and storage tank leakmitigation.Mr. Buscemis career has included work experience with Chevron-Texaco, Exxon-Mobil, Marathon, Conoco-Phillips, Motiva, Hunt Refining, Murphy Oil, Cytec and Monsanto. He holds a patent on a metallic coating toinhibit high-temperature corrosion. He has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a M.S. in MetallurgicalEngineering from M.I.T. Mr. Buscemi is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).General Course Information- This 2 day course will start at 8:30 am and end at 4:30pm each day except on the second day, the coursewill end at 3:30pm. (the registration fee includes continental breakfast starting at 7:30am, breaks, lunch anda social the evening of Tuesday the 13th– dinner and drinks)- Seminar Location: Stress Engineering Services, Inc. (Address: 13800 Westfair East Dr. Houston, TX77041) A detailed agenda will be provided prior to the seminar that will include a detailed map to thefacility, a list of the closest hotels and the agenda- Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (seating is limited to first 35 registrants)- See refund and cancellation policy on the registration form. Class substitutions are acceptable.- Stress Engineering reserves the right to cancel a course if a minimum of 15 attendees is not reached.- The Course Fee: $1,025.00 which includes a hard copy of API RP 571 or $850.00 without a hard copy ofAPI RP 571 and the student brings their own copy. See attached registration form.- Texas Board of Professional Engineers Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be given formaintaining the Texas P.E. License (between ten and eleven PDH’s)Seminar Information:Contact: Registration: Shelley Christian (Assistant Coordinator) Stress Engineering Services, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax forms to 281-955-2638Course Content: Clinton Britt (Course Coordinator) Stress Engineering Services, Inc.email@example.com or 281-955-2900If the seminar does not have 15 paid attendees by November 2, then Stress Engineering Services, Inc. has the rightto cancel the seminar. The registration fee will refunded.