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PD770 - Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Boilers

PD770 - Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Boilers

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

Save up to $750 in the U.S. and €600 in Europe by enrolling in PD771, a combo course consisting of this course (PD770) and PD769 “Boiler Operation and Maintenance.”

The purpose of inspection is to determine operational integrity, ensure reliability, and improve performance of boiler plants.  Boilers are required to be inspected at a regular interval by an inspector who is qualified by a jurisdiction or by the plant owner.  The inspection is performed in accordance with the jurisdictional requirements, inspection standards or national codes.

This course has been designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of boiler inspection from the Codes and Standards.  The course also covers jurisdictional requirements, code requirements, and methods for repairs and alteration to boilers.

The techniques and requirements of boiler inspection are covered by the following Codes and Standards:
    NB23 – 2015 National Board Inspection Code
    ASME POM 101 – 2013 Performance – Related Outage Inspection
    ASME POM 102 – 2014 Operating Walkdowns of Power Plants
    ASME Section VII – 2015 Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
    API RP 573 – 2013 Inspection of Fired Boilers and Heaters

Each participant will receive a copy of ASME POM 101 – 2013, Performance – Related Outage Inspection, and a copy of the book, Power Boiler Design, Inspection, and Repair, by Dr. Mohammad A. Malek.

You Will Learn To
 - Identify classifications and types of boilers
 - Identify the appropriate codes and standards for inspection, repair, and alteration
 - Describe jurisdictional requirements for inspection, repair, and alteration
 - Explain how to inspect boilers using the latest technology, such as NDE methods and drones
 - Explain how to conduct inspection and testing of pressure relief valves
 - Describe how to perform outage inspection and walkdown inspection
 - Explain causes of failures, and deterioration mechanism
 - Perform calculations for inspection, repair, and alteration
 - Develop and write reports on inspection, examination, and testing
 - Explain how to develop and establish mechanical reliability program for boiler plants

Click HERE to review the course outline

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for the personnel responsible for inspection, repair, and alteration of all types of boilers.  The following personnel should attend the course:
 - Inspectors – novice, intermediate, and experienced  
 - Refinery inspectors, mechanical engineers
 - Reliability engineers, maintenance engineers
 - oiler consultants, boiler repairers
 - Plant supervisors, and plant managers

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD770
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Mohammad A. Malek, Ph.D., P.E., is a professional engineer registered in the United States and Canada, and an internationally recognized boiler and pressure vessel expert. He has more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels.

Currently he is working as a pressure systems manager and subject matter expert at the Stanford University – SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California. Prior to that, Dr. Malek worked for Kellogg Brown and Root as a senior technical advisor, for Mustang Engineering as a senior mechanical engineer, and for the States of Florida and Maine as chief boiler inspector. He was adjunct professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida from 2005-2007.

Dr. Malek is member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has served on various ASME committees including conference committee, CSD-1 committee, and QFO committee. He has been an ASME instructor for boiler and pressure vessel courses since 2001.

Dr. Malek has authored the following books on boiler and pressure vessel technology: "Power Boiler Design, Inspection, and Repair," McGraw-Hill, 2004; "Pressure Relief Devices," McGraw Hill, 2005; and "Heating Boiler Operator's Manual," McGraw Hill, 2006. He has published numerous technical articles, and authored chapters in few handbooks.
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