June, 2019 - Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity

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June 12, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France


This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants, but could also be of interest to corporate engineering and management staff.  The objective is to give attendees a comprehensive view of the strategy, actions and considerations involved in effectively managing and thereby assuring the integrity of piping, tubing and vessels that form the pressure boundary to steam, water or process fluid. Topics relating to the design, inspection and repair of pressure-part components are covered using a combination of theory and field practice.  Case studies from actual projects by Tetra Engineering at power plants around the world are presented as examples. 

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Pressure Part Design

Understand the key considerations involved in designing all the power and process plant components that form the pressure boundary as well as managing their integrity over the plant service life.

  • Review of Design Codes and Standards for Tubes, Piping and Vessels
  • Design Criteria and Design Choices
  • Shop Fabrication and Field Installation Basics
  • What do We Mean by "Integrity"?

Review of Damage Mechanisms

Gain insight into the theory underlying the most damage mechanisms that affect pressure boundary components, either on the waterside or fire/air-side.

  • General Surface Corrosion & Pitting
  • Flow Accelerated Corrosion and Erosion
  • Underdeposit Attack
  • Fatigue and Corrosion-Fatigue
  • Creep and Creep-Fatigue (CF)
  • Fire or Gas Side Erosion or Attack
  • Other Mechanisms (Hydrogren Embrittlement, Stress-Corrosion Cracking etc.)

Inspection and Surveillance

A survey of the inspection and surveillance techniques and practices that are available and how to best choose the best approach for assuring pressure part integrity over time while considering the impact of economic and operational constraints.

  • Overview of Practical NDE Techniques
  • Field Inspection Practice
    • Covered Piping Systems
    • Boiler Tubes, Headers and Internal Interconnect Piping
    • Pressure Vessels and Tanks
  • Inspection Data Knowledge Management

Life Assessment & Failure Analysis

Learn about various methods to predict wear and damage in pressure parts as well as determine causes of failures.

  • Component Life Assessment Techniques
  • Sample Creep & Fatigue Life Calculations
  • Overview of “Fitness-for-Service” Assessments
  • Guidelines for Performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on Pressure Part Failures
  • Combining Analysis and Inspection to Improve Condition Assessments

Welding & Repair of Pressure Parts

Learn about how to best plan and then perform repairs to meet the challenge of achieving schedule, cost and quality objectives.

  • Assessing Repair Options and Planning Repairs
  • Welding & Repair Codes and Guidelines (ASME XI, PCC-2 etc.)
  • Assessing and Assuring Welding Quality
  • Special Materials (P91)

Developing a Boiler & Pressure Part Integrity Program

Combine what you have learned into developing a suitable strategy for the specific needs of your plant. 

  • Review of Plant History
  • Identifying Damage Mechanisms applicable to your plant
  • Setting the Strategy
  • Managing Pressure Part Integrity - Case Studies


The registration fee for the course is 700€ per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. Early-bird discount of 15% applies until 28 February, 2019.  Discount of 20% if included in the booking of a full track (five days of courses) or if any company books five or more days of courses in total for their staff.

To register or for more information, please contact Christine Vallon, or call our European office at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

About Us

Established in 1988, Tetra Engineering has more than 25 years experience providing solutions to the power industry. We specialize in solutions for HRSGs, conventional boilers & steam-cycle balance of plant.


Our Locations

Offices in: Connecticut, USA; Nice, France; Dubai, UAE.