Fitness-for-Service Analysis with Abaqus

Providing methods for modeling common pressure vessels such as distillation towers, storage vessels, etc. using Abaqus/CAE

Course Objective


Pressure vessels and piping equipment are periodically assessed based on guidelines prescribed by documents such as ASME/API-579 Fitness-for-Service (FFS).  Finite element based Level – 3 assessments are often utilized for assessing equipment with complex geometries and loading conditions.   The course discusses methods for modeling common pressure vessels such as distillation towers, storage vessels, etc. using Abaqus/CAE.   Methods for application and verification of loads such as weight of contents, internal pressure, etc. using Abaqus/Standard, as required for Level-3 FFS assessments are also discussed.  Procedures for analyzing metal loss using the finite element method by mapping thickness readings from scans are also discussed.

The following products are covered by this seminar: Abaqus/CAE, Abaqus/Standard

The topics include:

  • Linear and Nonlinear finite element analysis procedures
  • Modeling pressure vessel geometries
  • Modeling loads and boundary conditions
  • Fitness-for-Service assessment procedures
  • FEA based Level – 3 Assessment

The course is divided into lectures and workshops.

The course's workshops are integral to the training. They are designed to reinforce concepts presented during the lectures. They are intended to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual Abaqus analyses.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for Fixed-Equipment Reliability engineers, Fitness-for-Service engineers, Plant process engineers, Plant-equipment inspectors, Plant managers.

Course Overview 

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Schedule and Regsitration

North America


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