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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.





IDC Training House, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia