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Engineering, Oil and Gas

ASME Plant Inspector Level 1

REF: E6115  DATES: 15 - 19 Dec 2019  VENUE: Boston (USA)  FEE: 5500 


Our ASME Level 1 plant inspector foundation course provides delegates with the basic skills required to demonstrate their abilities as a plant inspector.
Rather than focusing solely on ASME codes, RINA's ASME Plant Inspector Certificate Programme (PICP) references a broad selection of multi-national inspection codes, resulting in a course that covers a wide range of international inspection practices used for various equipment items and encompassing a range of technical opinions.
The course is both suitable for those wishing to start a career in specialised plant inspection involving further ASME and API qualifications and those wishing to move into plant inspection from another discipline such as non-destructive testing.
Delegates gain extensive technical knowledge on inspection principles, frequencies, equipment damage mechanisms and the types and techniques of inspection; they are able to use basic code calculations employed by the oil, petrochemical and process industries and become knowledgeable in inspection plans and written schemes of examination.
Delegates are able to carry out practical inspections and write narrative technical descriptions.

Course Description:

The ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 training course provides the fundamental principles of the inspection, assessment and management of fixed pressure equipment. The content of the course is delivered in a systematic manner, from the inspection planning process to inspection practices and evaluation of the associated equipment. It is aimed at the upstream and downstream Petrochemical industry but is equally relevant to stakeholders from other sectors that utilise pressure equipment.
This intensive course covers the in-service inspection methodologies and requirements for piping, pressure vessels and above ground storage tanks.

The course addresses ten main aspects of plant inspection:

  • Background engineering knowledge including pressure equipment types and basic materials
  • The inspection role including the objectives of inspection reports
  • Statutory requirements
  • Equipment failure modes including principal stress and crack propagation
  • Damage mechanisms (DMs) including fatigue and creep
  • Detection of DMs including techniques of thickness measurement
  • Evaluation of degraded items including measurement of vessel peaking and distortion
  • Specific equipment inspection plans including inspection frequencies
  • Inspection reporting including the use of the correct technical terminology
  • Practical skills including writing an assessed inspection plan.

Course Outline:


  • Course overview.
  • Reasons for inspection.
  • Mechanical Integrity failures case studies.

Risk Based Inspection (RBI):

  • Introduction to RBI.
  • Relevant Codes and Standards.
  • RBI Methodology.
  • RBI Assessments.
  • IOWs and the MOC processes.

Engineering Materials and Basic Design Principles:

  • Materials and their properties.
  • Types of stresses and loadings.

In-service Piping Monitoring:

  • Design of piping for pressure containment.
  • Piping Classes per API 570.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms.
  • Principles of corrosion loops/circuits.
  • Codes and Standards.

In-service Pressure Vessel Monitoring:

  • Design of Pressure Vessels pressure containment.
  • Static Head principle.
  • Vessel Components – Shell/Nozzles/Supports/Head.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms relating to pressure vessels.
  • Assessing localised and general wall loss to API 510.

Useful Remaining Life Assessments:

  • Corrosion rate calculations.
  • Remaining life calculation.
  • Safe MAWP calculation.
  • Inspection periods.

In-service Storage Tank Inspection:

  • Design.
  • Static Head principle.
  • Tank Components – Shell/Floors/Roofs.
  • Common Damage Mechanisms.
  • Assessing wall loss to API 653.
  • Determine maximum fill height.

Testing and Examination:

  • Pressure Testing.
  • Leak Testing.
  • NDE.

Inspection Plans:

  • Purposes of an inspection plan.
  • Content of plan.
  • Writing the plan.
15 - 19 Dec 2019
Boston (USA)


ASME Plant Inspector Level 1

Boston (USA)

COURSE DATES: 15 - 19 Dec 2019


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