For those wishing to progress from Level 1, or for experienced inspectors and engineers looking to expand their technical knowledge, the ASME Plant Inspector Level 2 training course provides an intensive but practical challenge.
This course progresses naturally from the level 1 content, albeit with greater technical complexity. It is aimed at stakeholders who are responsible for the planning, assessment, and management of static pressure equipment integrity.
The course is designed to cover most of the stages of the pressure equipment life cycle. Primarily, it is intended to provide the knowledge to compile an Inspection Plan/Written Scheme of Examination by ensuring all relevant processes are explained.
The ASME Plant Inspector Level 2 training course introduces management and planning activities such as Risked Based Inspection and screening of pressure vessels for Non-Intrusive Inspection using the Recommended Practice DNV RP 103.
Delegates will be introduced to API 579/ASME FFS-1 and will learn how to conduct Level 1 assessments for localised and general metal loss, while being provided with an insight into the applicability and limitations of such assessments.
Lastly the course provides the necessary knowledge to make Run, Repair or Replace decisions. ASME PPC 2 is introduced to provide the repair options, while API 510/570 is used for the re-rating procedures.
There are fewer modules than the level 1 course, but the modules are more in-depth.
Module 1 – Pressure Equipment Design and Materials
- Using ASME VIII Div.1, AS/NZS 1210 and PD5500
- Min. Allowable Stresses versus actual allowable Stress
- Using material certificates
- Material properties (Fracture Toughness and Impact Testing requirements)
- Material compatibility and weldability
Module 2 – Damage Mechanisms and Inspection
- Wall loss mechanisms
- Mechanical damage mechanisms
- High temperature mechanisms
- Determining the correct NDT methods
- Applicability and Limitations of examination methods
Module 3 – Inspection planning and RBI
- DNV RP 103 NII Screening
- CUI inspection planning as per API 583
- Corrosion Risk Assessments
- RBI methodologies
Module 4 – Fitness for Service Assessments
- API 579 Part 4 General Metal Loss
- API 579 Part 5 Localised Metal Loss
- API 579 Part 6 Pitting
- Applicability and Limitations
- Damage modes and failure modes
- Determination to Run, Repair or Re-rate
Module 5 – Repair Selection
- Determine most suitable
- Mechanical Repairs
- Composite Repairs
- Testing and Examination requirements
- Temporary repair inspection and recording requirements