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MC127 - Bases and Application of Design Requirements for High Pressure Vessels in Section VIII, Division 3 of the ASME B&PVC

MC127 - Bases and Application of Design Requirements for High Pressure Vessels in Section VIII, Division 3 of the ASME B&PVC

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Milano, ITA
Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Apr 23, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

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This two-day MasterClass provides an overview of the design methodology and philosophy of ASME Section VIII, Division 3: Alternative Rules for High Pressure Vessels, which incorporates an overview of the analysis methods used, including the application of FEA, to meet the requirements of the Code. 

Examples of practical applications for many of the techniques are discussed to demonstrate the philosophy of the Code criteria.   This includes an overview of the problems presented in ASME PTB-5-2013 and the ASME Section VIII, Division 3, Example Problem Manual.  Detailed scenarios are examined to illustrate how the analytical techniques are applied, and their respective limitations.  An overview of key elements of the materials, fabrication sections, along with a review of special construction techniques and an overview of fatigue calculations and life assessment are also included in the discussion.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to
 - Apply the rules of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 to pressure equipment design
 - Evaluate the life of a component using ASME Section VIII, Division 3 philosophy
 - Define the limitations of the ASME Section VIII, Division 3 in reference to pressure equipment design

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Who Should Attend
This course is intended for pressure vessel engineers working for owner-users, manufacturing, or engineering and design firms in the high pressure industry.  This may include refining, petrochemical, upstream petroleum, waterjet, powdered metal (CIP, HIP), or food processing industries, who either directly use or refer to ASME Section VIII Division 3.

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC127
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Daniel T. Peters, P.E., is an internationally recognized expert in the design and analysis of pressure equipment and pressure vessels, specializing in high-pressure equipment. He is currently an Associate with Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. and works in the area of pressure vessel and piping design, analysis, fitness for service, and asset management. He has applied engineering principles to the in-service inspection of equipment and long term asset management. This includes remaining life assessment utilizing fracture mechanics and fatigue, flaw evaluation and practical application of NDE techniques.

Mr. Peters has collaborated extensively with ASME BPV Code Sections II and VIII Divisions 1, 2, and 3 and ASME Post Construction Committees. He has been a member of the Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels (primarily responsible for Section VIII Division 3) for 15 years and Chairman for the past six years. He is a past Chair of the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division’s High Pressure Technology Committee and the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division. He has authored or coauthored several papers in this area with subject matter including cycle life of pressure vessels and high pressure components and stress concentration factors at cross-bores of cylinders.

Mr. Peters earned his Bachelor degree from Penn State University and his Master’s degree from Gannon University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in eleven states including Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. He is an ASME Fellow and has received numerous awards for his contributions to both ASME Codes and Standards and with the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division.
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