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Courses and Training Sessions

We offer in-company courses at venues defined by the customer, which range from 15 to 40 hours, with a syllabus adjusted to the customer’s needs. The introductory topics are defined according to the participants’ previous knowledge. The seminar syllabus can vary according to the profile, previous knowledge and main interests of the participants. Theoretical modules may occasionally be reduced to allot more time to practical topics.

Numerical modelling for API STD 579 level 3

This course establishes the conditions that a model of finite elements must fulfil to be able to apply to the reference norm, pointing out the types of analyses and alternatives of evaluation available. The practical application is shown with study cases using the finite elements software Abaqus Student Edition, free version limited to 1000 nodes.

Investigation of incidents which affect the integrity of pressure equipment

This course is based on the application of the Recommended Practice API RP 585, which defines 3 levels of strategies for the analysis of root causes of incidents, quasi incidents and failures. The guidelines for the recommended practice API RP 585 de 2014 are presented to efficiently reduce the probability of incidents with containers subjected to pressure, pipes, storage tanks, rotating equipment, boilers, heat exchangers and flares, among others. The course is aimed at those responsible for integrity, servicing and corrosion.

Failure analysis: fundamentals and applications to mechanical and structural components

This course tackles the failures of structural elements, that is, those components whose basic mission is to bare mechanical loads. From this, it can be concluded that the root causes of failure are linked to the lack of capacity of the components and materials to bear the operation loads at some moment of its service life. The course is delivered by an ASME instructor, author of Failure Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components. ISBN 978-3-319-03910-7. The course is aimed at engineers or technical personnel of a similar training involved in the identification of mechanical failure causes and responsible for avoiding their repetition or mitigate their consequences. Participants will receive Spanish copies of the above mentioned book to be used as the main bibliographical material during the course. During both, theoretical and practical training, participants will learn to: • Understand failure mechanisms in components under mechanical loads. • Identify and model mechanisms of cracking propagation. • Evaluate criticality of the faults eventually found. • Organize teams for the development of failure root cause analyses. • Identify mitigation actions and guarantee thier application.