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

  • Apprehend piping vibration issues
  • Understand current screening & assessment methods
  • Differentiate theoretical methods for calculating ‘Likelihood of Failure’ (LOF)
  • Define what constitutes ‘good practice’ for avoiding vibrationinduced fatigue problems
  • Day 3: 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
  • Presentation of Energy Institute guidelines
  • Introduction to FIV – turbulence
  • Introduction to AIV
  • Presentation of other vibration sources
  • Presentation of 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

  • 12nd and 13rd (+4th) of June 2019 in Ecully (Lyon, France)
  • 5th and 6th (+7th) of November 2019 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.