ASME Plant Inspector Level 1

The ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 is an ideal course for learning the fundamentals of pressure plant and inspection. It serves as an introduction to the field for those looking at pursuing a career in plant inspection as well as giving engineers and managers a solid foundation in inspection principles.

The Wilkinson and Coutts ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 training course provides the fundamental principles of inspection, assessment and management of fixed pressure equipment, also commonly known as static mechanical plant. The content of the course is delivered in a methodical manner from the inspection planning process to the inspection practices and assessment of the associated equipment. It is aimed at the upstream and downstream Petrochemical industry but is equally relevant to stakeholders from other industries 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 examination for the course is conducted on the last day of the course and is included in the cost of the course.

CourseOnline StartClassroom Training StartClassroom Training EndLocationPriceCourse Availability
ASME Plant Inspector Level 1N/A06-04-202010-04-2020 Perth, WA - Four Points Sheraton$2500 GST freePlaces Available
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ASME Plan Inspector Level 1 Modules

Module 1 – Introduction

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

Module 2 – Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

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

Module 3 – Engineering Materials and Basic Design Principles

  • Materials and their properties
  • Types of stresses and loadings

Module 4 – 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

Module 5 – In-service Pressure Vessel Monitoring

  • Design of Pressure Vessels pressure containment
  • Static Head principle
  • Vessel Components – Shell/Nozzles/Supports/Head
  • ASME VIII Div. 1 Joint Efficiency
  • Common Damage Mechanisms relating to pressure vessels Assessing localised and general wall loss to API 510

Module 6 – Useful Remaining Life Assessments

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

Module 7 – 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

Module 8 – Testing and Examination

  • Pressure Testing
  • Leak Testing
  • NDE

Module 9 – Repair

  • Welded Repairs
  • Mechanical Repairs
  • Composite Repairs

Module 10 – Inspection Plans

  • Purposes of an inspection plan
  • Content of plan
  • Writing the plan