This 4-day course will provide a detailed introduction into pipework vibration to raise the competence and confidence of staff to be able to perform their own basic visual, vibration and strain surveys and assessments. It will also provide a good knowledge of common remedial solutions and other specialist techniques and provide additional information on the selection and implementation of braces, dampers and absorbers for corrective actions.
The course includes a number of case studies and exercises. 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, supported by worked examples.
Benefits of Attending this Workshop
Gain an understanding of Pipework Vibration, including the main causes and consequences of pipework vibration.
Learn about theoretical methods for calculating ‘Likelihood of Failure’ (LOF) for Main Lines, Small Bore Connections and Thermowells – supported by worked examples.
Learn how to perform an initial visual assessment of pipework to be able to identify and prioritise potential areas of concern – supported by practical session.
Learn about portable vibration measurement instrumentation and how to perform basic vibration measurements and assessments against Energy Institute limits.
Learn how to perform basic ‘impulse-response’ natural frequency determination.
Gain an understanding of other ‘specialist techniques and when these should be used.
Learn how to install temporary strain gauges and to perform basic fatigue life estimates based on BS 7608.
Gain an understanding of how to deal with common vibration problems.
Gain and understanding of the latest Energy Institute guidance on Small Bore Tubing.
Gain a greater understanding of the selection and implementation of remedial pipe supports, including braces, dampers and absorbers – illustrated by case studies.
Learn what constitutes ‘good practice’ for avoidance of vibration induced fatigue.
Who Should Attend
This course is specially tailored for Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Technicians and Operators involved in: :