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PD642 - ASME B31.1 Power Piping

PD642 - ASME B31.1 Power Piping

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This course provides an introduction to the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code.  It covers the requirements of B31.1 for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems.  The instructor provides insight into how they have evolved and what future changes may be expected.  

This course explores the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves, expansion joints and specialty components.   Other topics include dimensions and ratings of components, fluid service requirements for joints, piping flexibility and support, welding, heat treatment, bending and forming, brazing and soldering, assembly, erection, examination and inspection and testing.

Each student will receive a copy of the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
 - Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of power piping
 - Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.1 Code
 - Apply the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.1 Code
 - Explain the principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for them
 - Describe the layout and simplified and formal analysis techniques

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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
Each student must bring his or her own calculator.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD642
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Jim E. Meyer, P.E., has over 40 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at Louis Perry and Associates, a full service engineering and architectural firm, located in Wadsworth Ohio. Jim is experienced in overall project coordination/management, pressure equipment, piping design, analysis, specifications, support design, mechanical system requirements and documentation requirements. In particular, areas of his technical competence include ASME piping and pressure vessel codes, stress analysis, field troubleshooting piping system support, vibration, and expansion problems.

Jim is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for over 35 years. He is currently Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, Chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and serves on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards. Jim has also served as Chair of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Section Committee.

Most recently, Jim co-authored chapters in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Companion Guide, 4th Edition, covering the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code and the B31.3 Process Piping Code. Past projects and work experience has involved major oil refineries, petrochemical plants, fossil, nuclear, solar and alternative energy generation, as well as cryogenic and vacuum test facilities.

Hugo Julien, P.Eng., began his career, in the field of pressure equipment and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002). He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec, Inc. (2002 to 2007). Since 2007, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants. An active ASME/CSA member, he is also a certified API 510, API 570, API 571, and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3, ASME W47.1/W59, and CSA Z662) inspector.

Mr. Julien graduated from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing. He is a member of the following professional engineering associations: Quebec (OIQ), Ontario (PEO), British Columbia (APEGBC), Alberta (APEGA), Saskatchewan (APEGS), and Newfoundland/Labrador (PEGNL).

John P. Swezy Jr. is the founder of Boiler Code Tech, LLC, which provides consulting services for ASME Non-Nuclear Pressure Equipment. He has over 35 years’ experience in steam and combustion driven prime mover electrical generation plants and associated engineering auxiliary systems and over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing detailed procedures, work instructions, and QC programs for design, welded fabrication, repairs, and alterations of pressure equipment following ASME, B31, NBIC, API, DOT and various International Codes and Standards. He also has extensive experience in the area of nondestructive examination.

Mr. Swezy has been a member of various ASME Codes & Standards Committees since 1996. He is a National Board Commissioned Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector and an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Mr. Swezy served honorably in the U.S. Navy in various engineering capacities onboard nuclear powered submarines, completing his service as the Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. He earned his Associate of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.
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