IPPD643_IPPD1024 - ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code has been added to your cart.

ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

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

This Standard was last reviewed and reaffirmed in {{activeProduct.ReaffirmationYear}}. Therefore this version remains in effect.

{{ onlyLocationDate }}
This product is offered through an ASME partner.
Please complete your transaction through their site
{{ errorMessage }}

Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.

Print or Share

Product Options

  • Location and Date
    Seats Left
    List Price
    Member Price
  • Orlando, FL, USA Oct 28-31st, 2024



Welcome Back!

The ability to interact with ASME instructors who bring real world experience, examples, and best practices to life in our learning experiences is a major reason learners choose face to face training. Networking with peers is also a valuable part of the time spent together

Schedule: ​This course commences at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM local time, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout. 

October Venue: This course will be held at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in conjunction with ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Week.  Please follow this link for hotel reservations.

Package Items
Quantity Item
{{ package.Quantity }} {{ package.Title }}

This course provides an introduction to 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. It explores the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves and specialty components. Other topics include dimensions and ratings of components, fluid service requirements 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 piping
  • Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code
  • Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3 Code

Course Materials (included in purchase of course): 

  • Participants will receive access to the following Code/Standard(s) via ASME’s Digital Collection for the duration of the course:
    • ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code
  • Downloadable version of the course presentation via ASME's learning platform

Special Requirement

Each student must bring his or her own calculator.

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.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 

Can't make one of these sessions? This course is also available via the ASME Virtual Classroom and On Demand.

Course Outline

Day One

  • Introduction to B31.3
    • Aims, objectives, and outcomes of the course
  • B31.3 Scope and Definitions
    • General Statements
    • Fluid Service Categories
  • Design Considerations & Criteria
    • Design Conditions
    • Design Criteria
  • Pressure Design of Piping Components
    • General
    • Pressure Design of Components
    • Case Study – Pipe Wall Thickness
  • Design - Fluid Service Requirements & Standards for Piping Components Standards
    • Pipe 
    • Fittings, Bends, Miters, Laps and Branch Connections
    • Valves and Specialty Components
    • Flanges, Blanks, Flange Facings and Gaskets
    • Bolting
    • Dimensions and Ratings of Components
    • Case Studies – Branch connection & Flanges

Day Two

  • Design - Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints
    • General
    • Welded Joints
    • Expanded Joints
    • Threaded Joints
    • Tubing Joints
    • Caulked Joints
    • Soldered and Brazed Joints
    • Special Joints
  • Design - Flexibility and Support
    • Piping Flexibility
    • Piping Support
    • Case Study – Piping Flexibility
    • Case Study – Specification of Spring Support
  • Bellows Expansion Joints 

Day Three

  • Design – Systems
    • Specific Piping Systems
    • Pressure Relieving Systems
  • Materials
    • General Requirements 
    • Materials - Miscellaneous
    • Case Study – Selection of Materials for Low Temperature Service
  • Fabrication, Assembly & Erection
    • General
    • Welding
    • Preheating
    • Heat Treatment
    • Bending and Forming
    • Brazing and Soldering
    • Assembly and Erection

Days Three & Four

  • Inspection, Examination & Testing
    • Inspection
    • Examination 
    • Examination Personnel
    • Examination Procedures
    • Types of Examination
    • Testing
    • Records
    • Case Study – Pressure Testing

Day Four

  • 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.

More Information



Conducted in a physical classroom or lab with an instructor and peers.  

Note: ASME in-person activities will follow the state and local laws, regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19 applicable to the location of the event.  Learn more here
Buying for your team?

Set up a customized session of this course for your workforce.

Get papers online in the ASME Digital Collection

Find eBooks, journals, and proceedings papers
Subscribe to RSS feeds
Sign up for content alerts
View calls for papers

You are now leaving ASME.org