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A certificate of completed Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course.
Schedule: (Mountain Time)
12:00pm - Session begins
3:00pm - Session ends
Pressure Testing is part of the start-up and commissioning phase of a plant prior to initial operation. It is usually done by the construction companies. The pressure testing is often under the control of Engineers, Technicians and personnel from Quality and Safety who, although qualified in their own discipline, may not have received formal Mechanical Engineering training. To be effective, Engineers, Technicians and personnel of all disciplines should have a fundamental understanding of the principles that dictate the requirement of testing by the Construction Code and the risks involved with it. Special emphasis will be given to pneumatic testing, which is not normally encountered in a plant but which involves greater risks to the safety of plant and personnel when faced with one.
This 3 hour course is designed to meet the needs of Engineers, Technicians and personnel of all disciplines (Quality, Safety and Process/Production) from Design, Construction and Owner Companies.
The testing requirements will be based on ASME B31.3 Code.
- To provide a basic understanding and knowledge of the testing requirements typically required by any process plant
- To outline the different testing options available
- To provide an awareness of the codes and regulations that governs the installation and operation of a plant
Who Should Attend
- Industrial and commercial plant & facilities engineers
- Industrial and commercial plant & facilities operators
- Process engineers
- Design engineers
Individuals who are involved in the design and operation of a process plant. Professionals who need to add to their current experience and knowledge of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers who require practical knowledge of certain aspects of mechanical engineering or who need to refresh their knowledge. New graduates will benefit from the practical industrial experience of the instructor.
Program Outline (0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs)
Required Leak Test
- Why a leak test required?
- Which test to consider?
Types of Leak Tests
- Hydrostatic Leak Test
- Pneumatic Leak Test
- Hydrostatic-pneumatic Leak Test
- Initial Service Leak test
- Sensitive Leak Test
- Alternative Leak Test
General Requirements for leak Tests
- Limitations on Pressure
- Other Test Requirements
Preparation for Test
- Joints exposed
- Temporary Supports
- Piping with Expansion Joints
- Limits of Tested Piping
Hydrostatic Leak Test
- Test Fluid
- Test Pressure
- Hydrostatic Testing of Piping with Vessel as a system
Pneumatic Leak Test
- Relief Device
- Test Fluid
- Test Pressure
- Test Temperature
- Energy Calculation
- Minimum Safe Distance Calculation
- Test Procedure for Testing of Piping with Vessels in the system.
Hydrostatic-Pneumatic Leak Test
Initial Service Leak Test
- Test Fluid
- Test Procedure
Sensitive Leak Test
Alternative Leak Test
- Examination of Welds
- In-Process Examination
Local Regulatory Requirement
- Registration with Local Authority
Test Failure Case Studies
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:
- Understand codes and standards governing the construction of a Process Plant
- Learn the risks and hazards associated with a pressure test.
- Gain insight into how to carry out a system test.
Mr. Ganga D. Deka, P.Eng is a registered professional Engineer with APEGGA Alberta and currently works with an Engineering Design Company as a Senior Mechanical /Piping Engineer. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in oil and gas industry with diversified experience in both engineering design and operation. He, therefore, brings with him the best experience from both the sides – from the drawing office to hands-on.
Ganga had assumed responsible positions in with multi-million dollar projects both in greens field engineering design and browns field projects. He had led teams of multi-disciplinary Engineers in design, commissioning, start-up and turn-arounds and clearly understands the needs of people who work in a process plant.
Ganga’s long years of experience in the oil industry gives him a thorough insight to the basics of centrifugal pumps used in process industry. With his versatile knowledge and experience he currently delivers seminars on various mechanical engineering subjects related to a process plant to both young and experienced mechanical and non-mechanical engineers.
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