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ASME B31.3 and B31.1 Practical Piping Design for Process and Power Applications (Virtual Classroom)

Apply the requirements of B31.3 and B31.1 to the design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing, and inspection for process and power piping systems.

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  • Jul 15-19th, 2024


  • Sep 23-27th, 2024


  • Feb 10-14th, 2025




This course commences at 10:30 AM and ends at 5 PM Eastern, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout.

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Are you qualified as an inspector or a supervisor? As an Engineer, Designer or Contractor do you aspire to have a stronger understanding of the relationship between the fabrication and manufacture compared to the design and construction of pipes? Are you a piping engineer who wants to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Process and Power Piping codes? 

This course introduces the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code. It covers the requirements of B31.3 for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing, and inspection of process piping systems. Since these requirements are similar to that of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code, it notes significant and subtle differences between the two Codes. While the Codes are different, it boils down to good piping design. The course explores the rules for various components which includes fittings, connections, bends, valves, and specialty components. Other topics include dimensions and ratings of components, fluid service requirement for joints, piping flexibility and support, welding, heat treatment, bending and forming, brazing, and soldering, assembly, erection, examination, and inspection. 

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of process and/or power piping
  • Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code as well as differences in ASME B31.1.
  • Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3 and B31.1 Code.
  • Explain the principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for them
  • Describe the layout and simplified and formal analysis techniques

Who should attend?

  • This course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in the design, manufacturing, fabrication, and examination of process piping that is being built to the requirements of U.S. Codes & Standards. 
  • Engineers entering the piping design and analysis field
  • Practicing piping engineers requiring background on Code compliance and trends in piping design, analysis, and fabrication
  • QA/QC personnel
  • Piping Designers involved in the design, layout, of pressure piping systems.

Special Requirements
Each student must have a calculator.

Course Materials (included in the purchase of course) 
Downloadable course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform 

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course.

Can't make one of the scheduled sessions? Enroll in an ASME B31.3 course On Demand.


Topics Covered

  • Introduction to B31.3 Process Piping
  • B31.3 Scope and Definitions and System requirements for B31.1 Power Piping
  • Design Considerations & Criteria 
  • Pressure Design of Piping Components 
  • Design - Fluid Service Requirements B31.3, System requirements B31.1, for Piping Components 
  • Design - Fluid Service Requirements B31.3, System requirements B31.1, for Piping Joints 
  • Design - Flexibility and Support 
  • Bellows Expansion Joints 
  • Design – Systems 
  • Materials 
  • Fabrication, Assembly & Erection 
  • Inspection, Examination & Testing 
  • Case Study – Pressure Testing
  • Precautionary Considerations 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Summary
  • Case Study – Development of a Piping System

Optional Code Topics

  • Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined with Nonmetals 
  • High-Pressure Piping 
  • High Purity Piping

Jim Meyer, P.E.

Principal/Lead Engineer, CDM Smith

Jim E. Meyer, P.E., has over 45 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at CDM Smith, a full-service engineering and architectural firm.

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