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PD014 - B31.3 Process Piping Design

PD014 - B31.3 Process Piping Design

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Norman, OK, USA
Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Please note: This course ends around 12PM on Day 4.

The objective of this intensive course is to examine how various stakeholders, (including designers, manufacturers, owners, suppliers, fabricators, and erectors) employ the B31.3 Code requirements to prevent piping system failures.

Using hundreds of real-world examples, as well as the personal experiences of the instructor, the course demonstrates how the B31.3 Code has been both correctly and incorrectly applied.  Lessons are enhanced by actual in-class problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations of the B31.3 Code for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.

You Will Learn To
 - Identify what issues to take into consideration when designing process piping
 - Explain the pressure design of piping and piping components
 - Analyze piping flexibility and gauge the limitations of piping and piping components
 - Identify Pipe supports, leak testing, piping failures and their causes

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Piping engineers and designers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance and the trends of Code changes for piping design and analysis, fabrication, examination, and testing.

Special Requirements
Each student will receive a copy of the B31.3 Process Piping Design codebook; however, each must bring his or her own calculator.

Save up to $845 by enrolling in PD581, a Five-Day B31.3 Piping course combo, consisting of this course (PD014) and PD457, “B31.3 Process Piping Materials, Fabrication Examination and Testing.”

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD014
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Ronald W. Haupt, P.E., is a Consulting Piping Engineer and Founder of 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 Pressure Piping Standards Committee, the B31.1 Power Piping Section Committee, B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee and other ASME national codes and standards committees.

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.
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