VIBRATION-INDUCED PIPEWORK FAILURE

Vibration-induced fatigue in process piping systems is an important failure mechanism. It is therefore essential to control these issues from project design stages in order to minimize risks.

TRAINING PROGRAM PRESENTATION

Goals

During the course, trainees will learn how to

  • Identify piping vibration issues,
  • Understand current screening & assessment methods,
  • Use methods for calculating ‘Likelihood of Failure’ (LOF),
  • Apply ‘good practice’ for avoiding vibration-induced fatigue problems,
  • Day 3 (option): The ability to use CAESAR II software for dynamic computations.

Participant profiles

  • Project engineers (onshore – offshore)
  • Specialist engineers (HSE, mechanical, structural, piping)
  • Operation support (maintenance, technology, operation)

Prerequisites

  • Basic theory of vibration
  • Basic knowledge of O&G installations.

Duration: 2 days (+1 optional)

TRAINING PROGRAM CONTENTS

  • Introduction to pipe vibration: its main causes & consequences
  • An overview of Energy Institute guidelines
  • FIV – turbulence
  • AIV
  • Other vibration sources
  • Basic vibration measurement instrumentation & techniques
  • Introduction to specialist predictive measurement & techniques
  • Troubleshooting vibration issues
  • Day 3: Dynamic computation using CAESAR II software (flexibility studies).

The training session is based on case studies. A training certificate is provided.

OPEN COURSE SESSIONS 

  • 13th and 14th (+15th) of June 2018 in Ecully (Lyon, France)
  • 7th and 8th (+9th) of November 2018 in Ecully (Lyon, France)

This Vibration-Induced Pipework Failure training program can be organized on demand, on-site worldwide for clients who wish to train groups of employees together, focusing on their specific field / job function.

VibraTec has French training accreditation and is referenced with DataDock: French companies can benefit from professional training funds.