API Recommended Practice 579
furnishes a course study guide, however it is essential that students taking Level 1 and 2 have
available their own copy or at least access to a copy of RP 579 for the duration of the course. The
application of RP 579 is very much based upon how to apply ‘the guidance’ so finding data and using it
correctly is an essential component of successful application of FFS principles.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for those who have an impact on inspection strategy, and who are seeking to
benefit from the course, particularly : inspectors, engineers, Inspection Managers, Maintenance Engineer,
Maintenance Managers, Facilities Engineers, Facilities Managers, Operation Managers, Technical Managers,
Managing Director and Consultants working in refineries,
chemical plants, gas plants, pipeline terminals, oil
fields, power generation plants and even in sugar refineries etc.
The course will be held in the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Malaysia Tel: 603-5512 2200 Fax: 603-5512 2233
COURSE INSTRUCTORS & AUTHORS
Your trainer will be well versed in the API Codes and Standards. All of our instructors have in excess of 25
years experience in the design, inspection and repair of process facilities. All have or currently serve on the
committees developing the standards relevant to the process industry. The course material has been
authored by a number of people who were closely involved in the development of RP 579 so you are gaining
insight directly from the people who ‘wrote the book’ on the API approach to FFS.
iTC Skills Development
No 12 Jalan Utama 1/14, Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama,
47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: 603-8062 4181 - Fax: 603-8062 4001 Email:
Two & Half Day Courses Encompassing Level 1 and Level 2 Assessments
One Day FFS Appreciation Course
RP 579 proscribes three levels of analysis
with the most detailed being Level 3 and requiring in many
cases detailed studies such as Finite Element Analysis. The routine outlines for Level I are designed for
Inspection personnel and Level II for Plant level Engineering personnel without access to any specific
We offer three courses, 1 Day appreciation of FFS, plus two
each of 2-1/2 days duration to suit inspectors
at Level I and Engineers or Senior Inspectors who want to progress to Level 2 capability.
One Day—appreciation of the RP 579 document its extent and FFS principles contained therein.
Appreciation of other FFS documents.
Level 1—Introduction to Damage Mechanisms and principles of damage assessment in RP 579 Plus an
introduction to damage assessment approaches in pipelines.
Required Data for FFS Assessments, Recommendations for Inspection & Sizing Techniques.