Fitness-For-Service (FFS) is essential guideline for a run-repair-replace decision making process to help determine if pressurized equipment containing flaws that have been identified by inspection can continue to operate safely for certain period of time. The methods covered by FFS are suitable, compatible and in some cases required with and from major inspection codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API). Applicable to most types of pressurized equipment, piping and piping systems and storage tanks where flaws and damage/degradation has been detected or identified.

This 7 days advanced course provides guidance for conducting FFS assessments using methodologies as covered in the de-facto industry standard API 579/ASME FFS-1, applicable to the pressurized equipment. The course has been adopted and revised to correspond to the latest edition of the code (June 2016), and covers both the main code body of knowledge (API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 -Fitness-For-Service) as well as illustrative implementation examples as given in API 579-2/ASME FFS-2 - Fitness-For-Service Example Problem Manual.


Course Objective

  • This training course covers API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with a focus on the Level 1 & 2 assessment procedures and their practical implementation and introduction into Level 3 assessments. The students should be able to complete by themselves in a confident manner at least Level 2 assessments; coupled with strong design code knowledge and inspection experience.
  • Discussion on damage mechanisms and the importance of identification, inspection techniques for flaw characterization, remaining life considerations, remediation methods and methods for life extension of damaged equipment
  • The course will cover the assessment of all major problems covered in the FFS-1 and FFS-2 document - brittle fracture, general and local metal loss including pitting, crack-like flaws and blisters/HIC, creep, as well as fire and mechanical damage.


Who should attend?

  • Design Engineers interested in design verification using Fitness-for-Service assessment procedures
  • Maintenance personnel, operations supervisors, and process specialists who are expected to make decisions regarding the suitability of equipment for continued service;
  • Plant Inspection Engineers responsible for evaluation of inspection results and overall plant safety and reliability
  • Plant Inspectors responsible for managing the integrity of aging process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks;
  • Refining and Petrochemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers interested in Fitness-for-Service as a tool to better understand the overall plant state and effects of the operation on the equipment state.






Course Date:


06 - 12 JUL 2020 (7 Days)

IDC Training House, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia


 P/S:  Available for In-House (Upon Request)