ASME Training & Development Presents New Program in August

May 12, 2017


ASME Training & Development will debut a new MasterClass series on pressure vessels and piping (PVP) during ASME Code Week in Minneapolis, Minn., this August. The new Case Study Series, “Pressure Vessel and Piping Failures: Causes, Mitigation and Repair,” will be held from Aug. 9-11 at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South.

The series, which will consist of seven case study workshops, is designed to provide engineers, inspectors and regulators with practical guidance for making run-or-repair decisions based on the sound application of ASME/API codes, industry regulations and engineering practice.

Each of the two-hour workshops, which will be led by PVP Code experts, will focus on the damage mechanisms, their causes and characteristics, methods of inspection to assess the damage levels, and the techniques and criteria for assessing the component’s fitness-for service. Participants may register for any number of the workshops or sign up for all seven.

The series will kick off on Aug. 9 with “PVP Integrity Assessment and Repair Using ASME/API Codes — An Overview,” which will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The session will provide an introduction to integrity assessment and repairs of fixed equipment across industries including the chemical process industry, the oil and gas pipeline industry, refineries and petrochemicals, nuclear power and fossil power plants.

Four case study workshops will be offered the following day: “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 1: General Metal Loss Corrosion,” from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 2: Local Thin Areas,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 3: Pitting Corrosion,” from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; and “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 4: Stress Corrosion Cracking,” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The series will conclude on Aug. 11 with two additional workshops, “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 5: Flow-Induced Vibration in Pipes,” from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and “PVP Failure Mode Case Study 6: Waterhammer Damage in Pipes,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The workshops will be conducted by George Antaki and Tony Scribner. Antaki, an ASME Fellow with more than 40 years of experience in mechanical and structural integrity in the power and process industries, is chair of the ASME III Working Group on Piping Design and the ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, and member of the joint API-579/ASME FFS-1 Committee and the ASME Post-Construction Code. Scribner is an eminent materials engineering and corrosion control expert with 40 years of experience in failure analysis, materials selection, and equipment design and process modifications for corrosion minimization.

For more information on the seven workshops in the PVP Failure Mode Case Study Series, visit To register for one or more of the workshops, visit For information about ASME PVP MasterClass programs or other MasterClass programs, visit or contact Jennifer Delda at