By: Ryan Malone
PDHNow has released a new online PDH course for professional engineer license renewal continuing education credits. Check out NDE for Pressure Vessel Evaluations.
Pressure vessels are a key component of many processing facilities. Nuclear plants, paper mills, refineries, and natural gas processing plants all depend on pressure vessels to process a product. It is often desired to assess or extend the remaining service life of these pressure vessels by performing an inspection and engineering evaluation. Pressure, thickness, and structural reinforcement calculations are completed to determine an estimated corrosion rate and remaining life. This PDH course for professional engineer license renewal will address the application of various nondestructive inspection techniques to facilitate pressure vessel suitability for service evaluations. A combination of direct and remote visual inspection, dye penetrant, dry magnetic particle, wet fluorescent magnetic particle, acoustic emission, hardness testing, and various ultrasonic thickness inspections are typically used to complete the evaluation. The primary focus of this online PE professional development course will be on the application of visual inspection supplemented by a variety of ultrasonic inspection techniques.