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MC110 - Bases and Application of Piping Flexibility Analysis to ASME B31 Codes

MC110 - Bases and Application of Piping Flexibility Analysis to ASME B31 Codes

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Norman, OK, USA
Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 9, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019


Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019

Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.

Pricing and Availability

This course's price: and is available in Norman OK, New Orleans LA and Houston TX.



Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

Save up to 10% when you take this course with other MasterClasses offered at the same event.  To receive this discount at upcoming events, please follow the respective links: Oklahoma City; Houston (June); New Orleans, and Las Vegas.

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The rules of the ASME B31.1 and B31.3 Standards have considerations that can have a significant impact on the design of systems and associated equipment.  This interactive, two-day MasterClass provides a thorough insight into the history and bases for the rules for piping design.  The program provides a review of the detailed design procedures and a thorough explanation of the significant assumptions and available options.  Through both presentation and discussion, attendees gain a greater appreciation and understanding of how these assumptions and options can impact their designs.

The class includes detailed example problems that demonstrate, for "real-world" piping, how the rules are to be applied, and how the options can influence the final design.  Examples are reviewed showing how outputs from computer analysis can be broken down into understandable pieces and verified that the results are consistent with the actual behavior of the piping system.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
 - Define the analytical basis of piping design rules contained in either the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code or ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code.
 - Evaluate the significance of the modeling assumptions and how they affect the final design.
 - Apply the step-by-step design logic for reviewing stress analysis outputs and determine how to locate and resolve problems. 
 - Interpret the significance of the calculated stresses and the importance of stress categories.

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Who Should Attend
This MasterClass is an essential resource for piping engineers/designers, developers of piping analysis design software, as well as managers/supervisors of piping design activities.

Special Requirements
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME B31.1 or B31.3 Piping Codes

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC110
  • Language: English


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.
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