Fitness for Service

Fitness for Service (FFS) assessment is performed to make sure that process plant equipment, such as pressure vessels, piping, and tanks, will operate safely and reliably for some desired future period.

CANEIL provides fitness for service assessment according to API Recommended Practice 579. The assessment procedure evaluates the remaining strength of the equipment in its current condition, which may be degraded from its original conditions.

Common degradation mechanisms include general metal loss, localized corrosion, pitting and crevice corrosion, hydrogen attack, embrittlement, fatigue, high-temperature creep, and mechanical distortion. Methods for evaluating the strength and remaining service life of equipment containing these types of degradation are presented and reviewed.

CANEIL's staff have extensive experience in dealing with FFS assessments, for including deformation, cyclic operation, general metal loss, and weld defects.

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