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ASME Level 1 Plant Inspector eLearning Course Now Available

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In addition to our virtual classroom offering of the ASME Level 1 course, it is now also available as a fully self-directed eLearning course!

The eLearning does away with any classroom component and the entire content is available though our online Learning Management System (LMS). Students are able to work through the lessons and questions at their own pace while working to their own schedule.

Once the modules are complete the examination is taken online through a secure and monitored examination site.  It is perfect for those wanting to gain extra training and knowledge while under lockdown or uncertain work rotations.

See the ASME L1 page for details.

 

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ASME Plant Inspector Courses Available By Virtual Classroom

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Travel bans within Australia are set to continue for the mid-term. In order to accommodate our students booked on courses through June and July we will now be offering our ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 and Level 2 courses fully online as virtual classroom though video conferencing. The examinations will be run online as a part of the course.

If you are interested in making the most of this opportunity please view our ASME Level 1 and ASME Level 2 pages.

We will continue to monitor the situation and review offering our API and/or AICIP courses by virtual classroom if the need arises.

 

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Inspection of Air Receivers, Accumulators and Other Low Risk Pressure Plant

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In response to a growing number of enquiries we have added a course specifically for the inspection of low-risk pressure plant.

Australian legislation and regional regulators require personnel performing inspection on plant to be ‘competent’. For low risk plant this often means that traditional In-service Inspection Certifications such as AICIP ISI or API 510 are too detailed leaving few alternatives.

Our course ‘Inspection of Low-Risk Pressure Plant’ is designed to contribute towards a person’s competence by providing a solid training and assessment structure.

See the course details here

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Vessel Burst Test Results Are In

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For those that took the time to evaluate the flaws on our Burst Test Challenge (see here,) you may be a little underwhelmed by the result.

For the 11 bar (1.1 MPa) MAWP vessel with all the defects shown in the original sheet , the vessel failed under hydrotest at 72 barG (7.2 MPag). None of the defects had any effects on the location of failure. It failed by a weep in a longitudinal direction starting from the toe of an attachment weld…nowhere near any of the longitudinal gouge defects, likely an area of local micro-structural weakness.  The failure was completely unspectacular, just weeping so the pressure couldn’t be held.

Photo shows the regular distortion of the vessel… estimated from the test gauges to about 10-15% volumetric expansion…. Interesting to see the stiffening effect of the heads which had not distorted at all. A reality check here for inspectors who fail low-risk vessels because of minor corrosion.

Download the results fact sheet HERE

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Wilkinson Coutts PRD Inspection and Testing Course Is Now ASME Approved!

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The Wilkinson Coutts ‘Inspection and Maintenance of Pressure Relief Devices’ course is now ASME approved. On successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded a non-renewable certificate from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

To learn more see here.

If you wish to learn more about running on of these courses as in-house training for your company, please contact us.

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Take the Vessel Burst Challenge!

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During our training courses we’re often asked if pitting would really cause a catastrophic failure of a pressure vessel, or if we really should be that concerned if the gouge left by the overly keen grinder is ignored. There are many causes of mechanical integrity failures, some more unpredictable than others, while some have higher consequences of failures than others.

There are various ways to assess in-service degradation and damage, such as using methods within various codes and standards, FEA and other engineering methodologies. As a bit of fun, we are offering a free training course to one lucky winner who correctly assesses (guesses) the location and mode of failure on our highly sophisticated pressure vessel (not highly sophisticated air receiver).

All the details can be found on the fact-sheet so why not have a try. Download the fact-sheet here

We will be very impressed if anyone can also provide their assessment method on how they came to their conclusion. This vessel will be hydro-tested to failure in the coming days, so keep an eye out for the results.