Diploma in Static Equipment

Static Equipment Basics. Pressure Vessels. S&T Heat Exchangers. Non pressure components. Storage Tanks. Static Equipment Engineering (6 m).

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About this course

The course purpose is to create static equipment professionals groomed and certified in specifics of static equipment, covering the design, construction & maintenance for the whole life cycle of the assets and in how to extend useful life of the static facilities and related assets commonly used in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical industry. The participants get to know current developments & applications in fields through exercises, activities and case studies.
This course aims to create high quality professionals who understand the entire life cycle from design till retirement and contribute effectively in design, operation and maintenance roles in Oil & Gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.

The course participants will be using Sant’Ambrogio NextGen software for training on practical calculation examples

What to expect from the course

On completion of this diploma program, the participating professionals will be able to:

  1. Understand design terminologies, do design calculations, choose materials, and learn to solve design problems.
  2. Understand stages of static equipment life cycle and management.
  3. Formulate design considerations, Comply with EU regulations & standards, best practices in design, operation & maintenance of static assets.
  4. Perform in-service assessment of static assets remaining life and next inspection dates.

Who should attend

This course is intended for graduates (or soon to be), designers, freelancers, technicians and engineers involved in the different fields of Static Equipment.

What you'll learn

  • Weeks 1-4: Static Equipment Basics
    • Types of Equipment
    • Materials, Welding,
    • Non Destructive Examination,
    • Painting and Protective Coating
    • Flow diagrams of Static Equipment
    • Operation of Static Equipment: Drums, Columns, Reactors, Storage Tanks, Heat Exchangers
    • Understanding Static Equipment drawings: drafting exercises
  • Weeks 5-8: Pressure Vessels (Drums, Columns, Reactors)
    • Introduction, Design Codes
    • Internal Pressure, External Pressure
    • Nozzle Design: WRC 107 & 297 for local loads
    • Pressure Vessels Internals (most typical)
    • Fabrication & Erection of Pressure Vessels
    • Fitness for Purpose of Pressure Vessels (ASME FFS/API 579)
    • Repairs Design of Pressure Vessels with ASME PCC2
  • Weeks 9-12: S&T Heat Exchangers
    • Introduction, Design CodesShell components designBundle design
    • Tubesheet design according to TEMA and ASME VIII Div.1 part UHX
    • Body Flanges: Design of Flanges Acc. to ASME VIII Div.1 & EN 1591
    • Advanced Module of Flanged Joints (ASME PCC1 & WRC 538)
  • Weeks 13-16: Non pressure components
    • Introduction
    • Design Loads (Wind & Seismic)
    • Skirt Design
    • Base Ring & Anchor Bolts
    • Tall towers design
  • Weeks 17-20: Storage Tanks
    • Introduction, Design Codes
    • Roof Types
    • Design acc. to API 650, Design acc. to API 620
    • Fabrication of Storage Tanks
    • Fitness For Service of Storage Tanks
  • Weeks 21-24: Static Equipment Engineering
    • The role of Static Equipment Engineer
    • Owner or Engineering Specifications
    • How to prepare a Request for Quotation (RFQ)
    • How to prepare a Kick of Meeting
    • Monitoring Workshop activities
  • Weeks 25-28: Final Project

Meet the instructors


Arnez, Daniel (2021)

By Javier Blasco | 10th November 2021

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Length: 28 weeks

Effort: 15 hours per week

Price: 3000 €

Language: English

Certificate: University San Jorge

Modality: Online



  • University degree, preferably (but not exclusively) in engineering/science.
  • Or be at least 25 years old and prove at least three years of experience in the field of the Diploma.

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