An intensive professional development training course on

Materials Selection
and Failure Analysis

Materials, Equipment Failure, Monitoring and Mitigation

Classroom Sessions

22-26 Apr 2024
Dubai - UAE
15-19 Jul 2024
Dubai - UAE
02-06 Dec 2024
Dubai - UAE

Online Sessions

29 Apr-03 May 2024
03-07 Jun 2024
22-26 Jul 2024
04-08 Nov 2024
09-13 Dec 2024
06-10 Jan 2025
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Mechanical equipment and systems in handle a variety of hazardous or even lethal substances that may also be corrosive. Many operate at high temperatures and pressures and are subjected to service conditions that could cause degradation and damage to the equipment, and if such damage is not detected and assessed in a timely manner, it could result in catastrophic failures with potentially enormous consequential losses of life and assets.

The potential degradation mechanisms, such as fracture, corrosion, erosion, fatigue, creep etc., that the equipment is likely to be subjected to in service must be taken into consideration in the design of the equipment. This is typically accounted for in the design through the selection of appropriate materials of construction, providing corrosion allowances in the form of additional thickness, providing control measures and incorporating safeguards and engineering controls to prevent operation outside the design envelope, and maintain the integrity of the equipment. In certain instances, total replacement of the equipment or system/circuit may be required.

Consequently, it is essential to inspect the mechanical equipment and systems with the view to detect any damage, characterize it, and assess its impact on the equipment integrity, in addition to Fitness-for-Service assessments.

A key objective of this comprehensive Materials Selection and Failure Analysis training course is to provide the participants with a clear understanding of Materials Selection and the degradation mechanisms that mechanical equipment could be subjected to over their operating life, how to identify them, predict and determine their impact, and what appropriate measures can be taken to prevent and control the resultant damage.

This Materials Selection and Failure Analysis training course will include possible actions necessary for retaining a system, or restoring to it, a serviceable condition, include servicing, repair, modification, overhaul, inspection and condition verification. This increases the availability of the system and help to keep system’s equipment in working order.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Study of mechanical faults related to mechanical equipment
  • Failure modes including fracture, fatigue, high temperature creep and corrosion damage
  • Materials types and selection
  • Condition monitoring and trending
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing
  • Fault Fining and Maintenance Techniques

What are the Goals?

This training course will systematically offer information that can be used to analyze and implement several fault-finding techniques and relate them to the installation, performance, operation and inspection of mechanical systems and equipment.

By the end of this AZTech online training course participants will be able to:

  • Provide participants with the main failure mechanisms of equipment
  • Introduce materials types and selection
  • Attempt to maximize and customer satisfaction and performance of production equipment efficiently and, regularly, through high utilization of facility and adjusted and serviced equipment.
  • Prevent breakdown or failures and minimize frequency and severity of interruptions.
  • Maximize useful life of equipment and minimize production loss from failures.
  • Increase reliability of the operating systems
  • Keep equipment safe and prevent safety hazards

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is primarily intended for individuals who need to be familiarized with failure modes of mechanical equipment and the understand the methods of implementing fault finding methods and maintenance strategies and relating them to mechanical systems and equipment.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • General Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Maintenance Personnel and Supervisors
  • Technicians
  • Other technical individuals

The training course will also benefit senior engineers and managers who would like to increase or refresh their knowledge in mechanical equipment damage, fault finding methods and maintenance topics.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.  It will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

The Course Content

Day One: Mechanical Testing and Damage Mechanisms
  • Tensile, stress, strain, ductility
  • Brittle, Ductile Fracture
  • Impact, Toughness
  • Low temperature consideration
  • Design Examples
Day Two: Materials Selection
  • Crystalline structure of metals
  • Types of steel
  • Stainless steels
  • Cast Irons
  • Nickel based alloys
  • Selection of metals for different applications
Failure Modes of Mechanical Equipment
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue failure
  • Creep, high temperature failure
  • Corrosion types
  • Corrosion control
Day Three: Condition Monitoring and Trending
  • Condition monitoring
  • Vibration measurements and analysis
  • Fault types and recognition
  • Condition Trending
Day Four: Non-Destructive Inspection Techniques
  • Boroscope
  • Dye penetrant
  • Magnetic methods
  • X-ray methods
  • Gama - ray methods
  • Ultra-sonic methods
  • Eddy current testing
Day Five: Fault Finding and Inspection
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • HAZOP Analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Types of maintenance
  • Inspection codes

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course


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