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PD013 - B31.1 Power Piping Code

PD013 - B31.1 Power Piping Code

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017


Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 5, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018


Chicago, IL, USA
May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018




Length: 5 days    CEUs: 3.80    PDHs: 38.00

This intensive, five-day course details the latest Power Piping Code requirements – key elements in creating the more effective piping systems today’s competitive environment demands.  It provides insight into how they have evolved and what future changes may be expected.  This course explores the background, rules and trends in piping design, analysis, and fabrication – all vital elements of power, industrial and institutional plant construction and maintenance – within the context of meeting the requirements and intent of ASME B31.1 and its appendices.  Each attendee will receive a copy of the B31.1 Power Piping codebook.

You Will Learn To:
 - Explain the principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for them
 - Describe the difference between pressure component design and structural design
 - Identify layout and simplified analysis techniques
 - Explain how to qualify nonstandard fittings and joints and develop stress intensification factors 
 - Describe materials selection and limitations, fabrication rules and their bases
 - Identify welding qualification requirements, inspection, examination, and testing requirements
 - Identify the Code requirements for power piping maintenance

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend: 
 - Engineers entering the piping design and analysis field
 - Practicing piping engineers requiring background on Code compliance and trends in piping Design, analysis and fabrication
 - Piping fabricators and suppliers wishing to understand the relationship of fabrication and Manufacture to the design and construction of piping systems
 - QA/QC personnel

Special Requirements
Attendees are required to bring a scientific calculator to the course.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD013
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Ronald W. Haupt, P.E., is a consulting piping engineer for Pressure Piping Engineering Associates, Inc. He has over 40 years of professional experience in the design and analysis of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and supports. Mr. Haupt is a member of the ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping Standard Committee, the B31.1 Power Piping Section Committee, B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, and other ASME and national codes and standards committees.

Philip D. Flenner, P.E., has spent more than 40 years in welding qualifications and training, engineering training, power plant maintenance, and performance assessment. He has developed several guidelines on material control, repair methods, and the usage of Codes and Standards for the power industry. Mr. Flenner participates significantly on several piping Codes, welding qualification Codes, and materials Codes for nearly 40 years, and has gained the honor of ASME Life Fellow during his career. He has taught multiple ASME Training & Development Courses for nearly 30 years. He has participated in industry research on the effects of PWHT on ASME materials. He has been instrumental in sponsoring changes in the Code requirements covering preheating and PWHT.

Bob Wilson is an Engineering Consultant with TWD Technologies in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and former Engineering Professor at Sheridan College. He is a member of the B31.1 Power Piping Section Sub Group on Design. Mr. Wilson has taught piping design and engineering courses for 30 years. He has been involved with the design, analysis, layout and support of piping systems since 1963, with petrochemical, power, steel, mining & processing companies in North America and Europe and is currently working as a Piping Stress Engineer with experience in Caesar II, Caepipe and Autopipe analysis programs.

He is the author of “Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems” and is the former chairman of ASME’s Ontario Section.

Joe Frey, staff consultant at Stress Engineering Services, Inc. (SES), is a licensed engineer who has worked for 24 years at Houston Lighting & Power and Reliant Energy where he was responsible for providing engineering support for the FFS program for all boilers, pressure vessels, and high energy piping. Mr. Frey also provided engineering support for several emergency repair projects at the company. Since joining SES, in 2004 he has worked several more emergency repairs, including eight fire assessments in the last three and a half years. He is currently the chair of the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Committee.
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