ASME to Present Code Training Courses on Pressure Vessels, Process Piping, and Welding

June 23-26, In Dubai

NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 - To meet the growing need for technical training in the Middle East, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) this June 23-26 will offer continuing education courses covering the Society's Code requirements for pressure vessels process piping, and welding.

Set for the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City in Dubai, UAE, the four-day training program aims to equip engineers and technical professionals with the latest rules, guidelines, and standards in the ASME codes for process piping and pressure vessels.

Held for the first time in the Middle Eastern market, the courses have been specifically selected to focus on different sections of ASME's internationally recognized Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), including pressure vessels (Section VIII) and Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Section IX), as well as the related Process Piping Code (B31.3). Each course will be taught by an ASME-approved instructor who is an expert in his respective field.

"We are excited about bringing our training programs for mechanical engineers and technical professionals to Dubai," said Jackie Oppenheim, Director of ASME Training & Development. "Clearly, the Middle East is one of the most important regions in the world for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, and ASME is pleased to respond to the region's increasing demand for technical training, particularly with respect to ASME codes and standards."

"B31.3 Process Piping Code" (course #643) introduces the B31.3 Process Piping Code and covers its requirements for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems. The four-day course will be instructed by Jim Meyer, who along with more than 40 years' experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities, has also been involved with the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for more than 35 years. Meyer was recently elected chairman of the ASME B31 Standard Committee.

"BPV Code: Section VII, Division 1: Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels" (course #PD442) is a three-day training program providing a comprehensive introduction to Section VIII, Division I, of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels. It will be taught by Robert Kauer, a Dipl. Ing. and Dr. Ing., who has nearly 30 years of experience handling projects related to design, structural reliability, fitness for service and inspection program development for nuclear and non-nuclear applications in pressure vessel and piping technology. He is an ASME Authorized Inspector Supervisor and a member of various U.S. and European ASME code committees.

A three day course, "BPV Code: Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications," (course #PD645), covers the layout, scope and use of Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, including explanations and demonstrations of the rules for qualification of welding and brazing procedures and personnel. This course will be led by Bob McReynolds, a licensed Professional Engineer with experience as a welding and metallurgical engineer in the defense and infrastructure industries, including engineering and quality roles on nuclear power plant modifications, repairs and new constructions.

To accommodate the needs of local customers, ASME has selected Eram Group as an ASME Authorized Training Provider to deliver the courses in Dubai as well as process delegate registrations.

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