|Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4|
|Process Safety Engineering - PS-4|
|Risk Based Inspection - REL-61|
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): William (Bill) E. Forsthoffer, Ronald Frend, William (Bill) Keeter
|The risk-based approach requires a systematic and integrated use of expertise from the different disciplines that impact plant integrity. These include design, materials selection, operating parameters and scenarios, and understanding of the current and future degradation mechanisms and risks involved. Risk-based methodologies enable the assessment of the likelihood and potential consequences of equipment failures. Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) provides companies the opportunity to prioritize their equipment for inspection; optimize inspection methods, frequencies, and resources; and develop specific equipment inspection plans. This results in improved safety, lower failure risk, fewer forced shutdowns, and reduced operational costs.|
Inspection maintenance, production, and other plant engineers and technicians responsible for the safe on-going operation of pressure-containing equipment in oil and gas facilities.
You Will Learn:
MR. WILLIAM (BILL) E. FORSTHOFFER joined with PetroSkills to deliver the Pumps and Compressors course. Mr. Forsthoffer has over 30 years of pumps and compressors experience including establishing his own company, Forsthoffer Associates, Inc., whose objective is 'The Optimization of Rotating Equipment Safety and Reliability through Understanding and Vendor-User Communication.' Mr. Forsthoffer holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan.
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
MR. BILL KEETER is a training consultant with PetroSkills. Has had over fifteen years of experience as a maintenance professional. He has successfully implemented maintenance improvement programs in both small and medium-sized manufacturing and production facilities. Mr. Keeter's experience includes maintenance leadership positions in the US military, the nuclear industry, chemicals, paper converting, and plastic film manufacturing. He has provided training and reliability consulting services to process industries in the United States and the Mid-East. He has developed competency maps for Maintenance Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Engineering in the Petroleum Industry. Mr. Keeter holds a BS in Business Administration from Coker College and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A