Pipework Vibration Training

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    33 Credits
    4 Live Sessions
    Timezone Options, Feb and Mar
    Neil Parkinson
    VILT1601


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    Course Objective

    On this course you will learn everything you need to know to Identify, Assess, and Resolve all common pipework vibration issues with main lines, small-bore connections (SBC) and Thermowells on process pipework, in accordance with the Energy Institute best practice guidelines.

    Virtual Instructor-led
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    4 x Half Day
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    PDH Hours qualified course

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    About the course


       Instructor-led

       4 Live sessions

       4 Half Days/wk

     Timezone options

       1 week

      English

       Limited seats

       VILT1601

    Many normal process operations can cause vibrations in pipework, due to a variety of excitation mechanisms, which over time can lead to fatigue fractures resulting in leaks. Vibration Induced Fatigue failures occur due to the progressive growth of fatigue cracks in welded connections due to fatigue mechanism.

    Failure occurs weeks, months or often years after the first sign of the crack. At this point the crack has grown fully through-wall, resulting in a leak, often during an extreme event such as a pipe surge or pressure spike. Such fractures could lead to serious incidents involving major injury, fire, explosion or pollution. Many serious pipe vibration issues can be easily detected using simple vibration screening techniques and can be avoided by adopting industry best practice.

    This course will provide a detailed introduction into pipework vibration to raise the knowledge, skills and confidence of engineers to be able to perform their own visual, basic vibration and strain surveys and assessments. It will also provide a good overview of common remedial solutions and other specialist techniques, and provide additional information on the selection and implementation of Braces, Visco-dampers and Dynamic Vibration Absorbers for corrective actions.

    Emphasis is placed on both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and covers in detail Quantitative Assessment Methods for the calculation of Likelihood of Failure (LOF) for main lines, small bore connections and Thermowells.

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    Meet your instructor


    Instructor Niels aParkinson

    Neil Parkinson  

    Director & Trainer at VibTech   


    Structural Integrity Monitoring and Pipework Vibrations


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    Program & Details


    Session 1 (Day 1, 4 hours): Introduction to Pipework Vibration

    1. Trainer Intro

    2. VibTech Intro

    3. Tips with using MS Teams

    4. Course Format and Timescales

    5. Multiple Choice Tests

    1. Overview of Pipework Vibration

    2. Introduction to Energy Institute publication ''Guidelines for the avoidance of vibration induced fatigue failure in process pipework'', 2nd edition, 2008 (current)

    1. Definitions

    2. Units of measurement

    3. Introduction to Spectra

    4. Natural Frequency

    5. Forced Vibration

    6. Resonant Vibration 

    1. Identifying the main excitation mechanisms causing pipework vibration:    

      • Flow Induced Turbulence

      • Mechanical Excitation

      • Pulsation

      • Acoustic Induced Vibration

      • Surge & Momentum Change

      • Cavitation & Flashing

      • Small Bore Connections

      • Thermowells

    1. Understanding the consequences which could lead to failures:

      • Fatigue

      • Fretting                                                                    

    1. Explanation of the key factors affecting fatigue life

    2. Effects of Stress

    3. Fatigue Endurance curves

    4. Fatigue of Welds

    5. Effects of Corrosion

    6. Intro to BS 7608

    1. Introduction to the various tools and techniques

    2. Suggested sequence of events for investigation and assessment of risk of Pipework Vibration Fatigue

    Session 2 (Day 2, 4 hours): Quantitative Assessment of Likelihood of Failure

    1. Intro to Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment

    2. Method for assessment of potential excitation mechanisms.

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to Flow Induced Turbulence

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to Mechanical Excitation 
      (e.g. Direct excitation from Machines or indirectly from other pipework)

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to 3 types of tonal pulsations due to acoustic resonance
      (reciprocating machines, rotating machines and dead-leg branches).

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to high frequency Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV)

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to Surge and Momentum change associated with fast acting valves

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure due to Cavitation & Flashing in liquid systems

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    Session 3 (Day 3, 4 hours) Visual and Vibration Assessment

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure of Small Bore Connections (SBC), considering Geometric Factors and Location Factors for 4 generic configurations

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    1. Quantitative Assessment method for assessing the risk of Failure of Thermowells due to flow induced vortices caused by flow of fluid past thermowell

    2. Primarily to understand key factors and their significance

    3. Introduction to alternative standard ASME PTC B19.3TW-2010

    1. Learning Visual Survey techniques to identify pipework with increased risk of failure

    2. Learning what to look for to identify good and bad practice  Supported by library photo examples

    1. Learning Vibration Survey techniques to identify pipework with increased risk of failure

    2. How to setup a vibration meter and where to take measurements

    3. How to process results and how to interpret results

    Session 4 (Day 4, 4 hours) Corrective Actions

    1. Introduction to other pipework vibration assessment techniques, including:

    2. Strain Gauges

    3. FEA

    4. Motion Amplification

    5. Operating Deflection Shape Analysis

    6. Modal Analysis

    1. Introduction to Strain Gauges, including where to measure strains

    2. Fatigue Assessment methods

    1. Review of corrective actions for solving vibration problems on Main Lines, including: 

    2. Flow Induced Turbulence

    3. Mechanical Excitation

    4. Pulsation

    5. Acoustic Induced Vibration

    6. Surge & Momentum Change

    7. Cavitation & Flashing

    1. Review of Corrective actions for solving vibration problems on Small Bore Connections (SBCs)

    2. Introduction to Easy-Brace® universal SBC solution

    1. Summary of Good Practice features for Main Lines, SBCs and Tubing

    2. Most common mistakes

    Results

    After this course, you...

    • gain a good understanding of key vibration fundamentals, including the damaging effect of resonance.

    • understand the main causes and consequences of pipework vibration.

    • learn about Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment methods for calculating ‘Likelihood of Failure’ (LOF) for Main Lines, Small Bore Connections and Thermowells – supported by worked examples.

    • learn how to perform a visual assessment of pipework to be able to identify and prioritise potential areas of concern.

    • learn about portable vibration measurement instrumentation and how to perform basic vibration measurements and assessments against Energy Institute limits.

    • learn about the value of strain measurements and how to perform basic fatigue life estimates based on BS 7608.

    • learn what constitutes ‘good practice’ for avoidance of vibration induced fatigue.

    • have seen common pipework vibration solutions, including the selection and implementation of remedial pipe supports, including braces, visco-dampers and dynamic absorbers.

    Who should attend this course

    This course is tailored for Operators, Technicians, Engineers, Supervisors and Managers involved in any of the following areas:                                                                       • Asset Integrity, Mechanical Inspection and  Risk Based Inspection (RBI)                           • COMAH Compliance and Reliability                                                                                           • Pipe Stress and Piping Design                                                                                                   • Plant Integrity, Plant Maintenance, Plant Safety and NDT                                                     • Process Engineering


    Prerequisites:

    • Attendees do not require any prior knowledge of pipework vibration.

    • Ideally the attendees will have a good understanding of the use of pipework within process plants and have a technical aspect to their roles.

    • Good proficiency in basic mathematics.

    • Good understanding of the English language.

    Level: Intermediate

    This course consists of instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session, participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.  

    Access to the course
    After your purchase is confirmed the course will be available to your EngineeringTrainer account, where you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions. Sessions are held using the software Microsoft Teams and a log-in link is provided for each session through the portal. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tablets and mobiles. 

    The live sessions are scheduled three times to service participants in different time zones (all times are 24hr clock):

    • Group A (Middle East, Asia), times in Gulf Standard Time

      • Session 1     20 February, 13:00 to 17:00 GST  (convert time-zones)

      • Session 2     21 February, 13:00 to 17:00 GST

      • Session 3     22 February, 13:00 to 17:00 GST

      • Session 4     23 February, 13:00 to 17:00 GST


    • Group B (Europe, Africa), times in Central European Standard Time

      • Session 1     13 March, 13:00 to 17:00 CEST  (convert time-zones)

      • Session 2     14 March, 13:00 to 17:00  CEST

      • Session 3     15 March, 13:00 to 17:00  CEST

      • Session 4     16 March, 13:00 to 17:00  CEST


    • Group C (North America and South America), times in Central Standard Time

      • Session 1     20 March, 8:00 to 12:00 CST  (convert time-zones)

      • Session 2     21 March, 8:00 to 12:00 CST

      • Session 3     22 March, 8:00 to 12:00 CST

      • Session 4     23 March, 8:00 to 12:00 CST


    A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.


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     FAQ

    This course consists of 4 instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.

    For privacy reasons no recordings of the sessions are made or provided. However you will receive one year free access to the course material should you wish to revisit the course material to refresh your knowledge.

    No, course content is not available for download. 

    For privacy reasons no recordings of the sessions are made or provided. However you will receive one year free access to the course material should you wish to revisit the course material to refresh your knowledge.

    Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are part of the live sessions in this course and allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.

    No software licenses are provided as part of this course.

    Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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