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PD665 - BPV Code, Section I: Power Boilers

PD665 - BPV Code, Section I: Power Boilers

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Bellevue, WA, USA
Apr 9, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

ASME codes and standards are the most widely used in the world for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of power boilers, pressure vessels and nuclear facilities.

This course will provide the participant with a detailed knowledge of the responsibilities of personnel involved in the manufacturing, fabrication and examination of new power boiler plant components and new construction activity as defined by Section I of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC).

The objective of the course is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the requirements for design and construction of power boilers in accordance with Section I of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.

Students will receive the most recent edition of the B&PVC Section I: Rules for Construction of Power Boilers.

You Will Learn To:
 - Describe the purpose of the Sections of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
 - Explain the rules and requirements in Section I for the design and construction of power boilers
 - Describe the use of Section II Materials and their allowable stresses
 - Explain the basic rules for fabrication of power boilers
 - Describe the process for quality control and certification in Section I

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in manufacturing, fabrication and examination of components or parts, for power boilers or the construction of a power boiler built to the requirements of U.S. Codes & Standards.  It is also valuable for those who are or will be directly or indirectly involved in the design, analysis, construction, maintenance or operation of a power boiler.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD665
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Jay Vattappilly, P.Eng., provides training, technical support/code consulting on ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections I, IV, VIII & IX for HSB Global Standards . He has taught courses that cover ASME Sections I, VIII, and IX, as well as ASME B31.1 and NBIC for many years.

Mr. Vattappilly’s previous work experience has principally been in the area of pressure equipment construction, working in the role of a QA/QC Engineer, an Inspection Engineer for a large engineering consulting firm servicing refineries and petrochemical plants, a welding engineer responsible for both structural and pressure vessel welding activity, and as a design engineer of pressure equipment constructed to ASME Sections I, IV, B31.1, and VIII.

Mr. Vattappilly presently holds a Professional Engineering license from Ontario, Canada and National Board Commission with "NS" & "A" endorsements. He is the Chair of the Subgroup on Design for BPV I and a member of Committee on Power Boilers for BPV I. He is also a member of the Subgroup on Design, BPV VIII , Subgroup on Toughness; BPV VIII, Special Committee on Interpretations, BPV VIII; and the Subgroup on Materials, BPV I.

Mr. Vattappilly holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calicut, India, a Master of Engineering degree in Welding from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India, and a second Master's degree in Advanced Design and Manufacturing from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Alex Garbolevsky, P.E., joined Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) Inspection & Insurance Company in 1979, after serving in the US Navy as a Main Propulsion Assistant. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross, and an M.S. in Engineering Science from the Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to his assignment to the Codes and Standards division in 2000, he spent 13 years in Germany representing HSB Global Standards in more than 25 countries, serving in positions ranging from Authorized Inspector to Technical Managing Director of HSB International GmbH.

Alex’s main concentration is providing support for inspector training and external seminars as well as providing support for ASME BPV Code Sections III, V and IX. Mr. Garbolevsky holds National Board “AI” and “IS” Commissions with "B”, “I”, “N”, “NS”, and “R” endorsements. From 1993 - 2002, he served as Chairman of ISO/TC-11 Technical Committee for Boilers and Pressure Vessels and currently is a member of ASME’s Standards Committee on Nondestructive Examination, Subgroup on International Materials Specifications, Subgroup on Volumetric Methods, Working Group Radiography, and Subgroup on Brazing. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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