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FRP302 - Intro to Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks in Operation

Fiberglass Institute

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

FRP302 - Intro to Inspection of Aboveground Storage...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FRP302 - Early Bird Registration Jun 28, 2019 $625.00 $41.78
FRP302 - Regular Registration Not Started $685.00 $45.63

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Get Course Syllabus: FRP302
 
Get Hotel Information:  Hotel arrangements are left up to course participants to make directly with the hotel of their choice.  The Millennium Hotel is centrally located and provides many nice features.  FRPI will provide a free daily shuttle service between the Millennium Hotel and FRPI training center only.  When booking reservations, you may be able to get a 10% discount off the current rate by mentioning the Hotel has extended the Fiberglass Institute guests at the Millennium the "Business Direct Rate", which may also include a 15% discount on food and beverages.  All rooms are updated and include access to internet, indoor heated pool and exercise facility with sauna.  Onsite dining and room service is available at Waldens elegant full-service restaurant and Twigs Lounge.
 
Transportation: The Millennium provides free shuttle between hotel, Buffalo International Airport and local restaurants. Check with hotel for daily schedules. FRPI provides a free shuttle between the Millennium Hotel and its training center at the start and end of each day, with morning pickup departing the hotel main entrance at 7:15 AM.  Return shuttle to hotel will immediately follow completion of course.  Transportation associated with other hotels selections shall be arranged by course participants. 
 
Description: This course is a condensed version of the four (4) day FRP831Field Inspection of Aboveground Chemical Bulk Storage Tanks course.  While it suits many different needs, its content is structured for those that may consider themselves a junior inspector who wants to get into tank inspection and may want to build up experience required for becoming credentialed someday as a certified FRPI 8310 Inspector.  Subjects enable insight essential for inspectors in training to immediately begin condition assessment of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (“FRP”) Aboveground Storage Tanks (“AST’s”) that are in operation, whether in or out of service.  Courses are conducted in the FRPI training and demonstration theater, with a maximum of twelve (12) participants per one (1) instructional leader.  The one-hundred-twenty (120) inch projection screen with stereo sound, supplemented by dozens of hands on demonstrations integrating actual production materials, laminate cutouts and runouts, specimens extracted from equipment taken out of service, laboratory test remains plus inspection tools, provides for a tremendously interactive learning involvement.  FRP laminate identification, visual imperfections, damage mechanisms plus integrity and leak testing course content makes up a significant portion of this course.  This content also applies to inspection of pressure vessels, piping, ductwork, odor and air pollution control systems, underground storage tanks plus other such related process equipment.
 
Learning Objectives: After attending this course, participants should begin to be able to:
  1. Identify tank component laminate types, express composition by layer and calculate thicknesses.
  2. Recognize originally manufactured laminate visual quality as benchmark for material performance.
  3. Recite and put to use appropriate inspection tools.
  4. Qualify and quantify laminate damage mechanisms and describe their potential causes.
  5. Investigate integrity and leak testing options based on advantages, disadvantages and limitations.
  6. Calculate estimated laminate degradation rates and remaining useful life.
  7. Discuss AST suitability for continued service.
  8. Consider inspection intervals based on findings.
  9. Apply principals governing proper use of applicable FRPI Standard Practices.
  10. Implement minimum reporting and record keeping procedures.
General Course Content and Outline: Introductions.  Overview of course content, agenda and learning objectives.  Tank construction features and basic design.  Explore FRPI SP1010, SP1020, SP1030 and SP1040, including: raw materials, laminating methods, fabrication, secondary bonding (welding), quality control, manufacturing variables affecting laminate performance, laminate specification writing, normal aging process related to laminates in chemical service, visual inspection and damage assessment, basis and deterioration of design safety factors, proper inspection tools, damage mechanism examples plus closer look at pros and cons of Barcol hardness testing. Topics from FRPI SP8310 will also be highlighted, including: tank inspection checklist and test plan, determination of estimated laminate degradation rates, remaining useful life, suitability for continued service and inspection intervals plus minimum reporting and record keeping.  Summarize key elements of course content related to general monthly or annual routine AST inspection leading up to more critical inspection intervals.
 
Who Should Attend: 
  • Personnel with an opportunity to begin or is already associated with or directly responsible for inspection, condition assessment, maintenance and regulatory compliance of FRP AST’s.
  • Individuals desiring someday to be credentialed as a certified “FRPI 8310 Inspector” for FRP AST’s or as a means for demonstrating or otherwise differentiating their expertise when meeting employer, tank Owner and/or government regulator tank inspection requirements.
Prerequisites: Purchase and review of FRPI “Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification and Licensing Manual”.  Course participants will be required to present a Manual copy at time of course check in, with their name included in original authentic unaltered license stamp on all Manual pages.  Total of all participants from a given employer shall not exceed number of Manual copyright licenses employer has purchased.  Prior understanding of FRP industry standards, laminate design, manufacturing and inspection may result in establishing broader and deeper learning experience.
 
Recognition: A course completion certificate will be issued to all attendees who participate in entire program, with eight (8) Professional Development Hours (“PDH’s”) recorded for professional engineers.  FRPI has been vetted and is recognized by RCEP (www.rcep.net) since 2011 as a provider of continuing education for licensed professional engineers.  Participants desiring PDH credits will be given a program evaluation survey at the end of course and required to complete it.  See Terms and Conditions of Course Registration for more information pertaining to PDH credit opportunities.
 
Instructor: Gary L. Arthur – FRPI Executive Director and President (see Instructor Bio/CV)
 
Terms and Conditions of Registration: FRP302 T&C's
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Fiberglass Institute Training Center
4 Centre Drive, Suite D
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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Fiberglass Institute

The Fiberglass Institute is a risk management organization providing education, certification, service and membership programs for industry. These programs help eliminate risks resulting in longer fiberglass equipment life, reduced cost, hardship prevention, safer workplace and improved envoronmental protection. The Institute is a RCEP recognized Registered Continuing Education Program provider, enabling licensed professional engineers to obtain continuing education credit while advancing their practice with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with fiberglass equipment.

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