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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Materials Fabrication, Examination & Testing (Virtual Classroom)

Explore materials, fabrication, examination, and testing per the requirements of ASME B31.3 Process Piping.

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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Materials Fabrication, Examination & Testing (Virtual Classroom)
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$995 $795

Go beyond materials fabrication, examination & testing and gain a comprehensive understanding of Process Piping Design. Enroll today in the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design Combo Course and save $695.

Each day, the course runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Eastern, with breaks scheduled throughout.

The primary objective of this course is to provide insight into the rules relating to the ASME B31.3 Fabrication and Examination code requirements. Further, it illustrates the relationship of the Fabrication & Examination rules to the Design and Materials rules. Featuring examples of real-world scenarios that have occurred as a result of misunderstanding the relationship of the ASME code to design rules and materials selection, this course ensures participants have critical insight into best practices for piping system fabrication and examination.   

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

  • Describe the materials selection process and limitations 
  • Identify fabrication rules and their bases 
  • Describe the relationship between B31.3 design and the fabrication & examination requirements 
  • Explain the welding qualification requirements 
  • Identify the inspection, examination, and testing requirements

Who should attend?
Piping engineers and designers, fabricators and erectors, QA/QC personnel, engineers and maintenance personnel who desire a more in depth understanding of the Fabrication and Examination rules of the B31.3 Code covering process plant piping systems. 

Topics covered:

  • Materials-Control and Selection 
  • Metallurgy – Steels 
  • Processes
  • Fabrication of Piping Systems
  • Inspection, Examination, & Testing 

Course Materials (included in purchase of course): 

  • Acces to a digital copy of ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code for the duration of the course
  • Digital course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform 

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

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Course Outline

Topic One

  • Materials-Control and Selection 
  • Metallurgy – Steels 

Topic Two

  • Processes
  • Fabrication of Piping Systems
  • Inspection, Examination, & Testing 
  • Workshop

Joe W. Frey P.E., is a consulting engineer with over 37 years of experience in the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of piping systems. He has specialized in emergency response to failures, providing fitness for service (FFS) evaluations, repair plans, and path forward assistance for catastrophic failures in piping and coal silos.  Mr. Frey also has extensive experience in fire damage assessment in refineries and chemical plants.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the B31 Code committee, past chair of B31.1, and a member of numerous other piping code subcommittees.  Mr. Frey has been instrumental in sponsoring changes in the Code requirements addressing piping maintenance.

Hugo Julien, P.Eng., began his career, in the field of pressure equipment, pipeline and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002) a pressure equipment and boiler manufacturer.  He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec, Inc. (2002 to 2007) another pressure equipment manufacturer.  From 2007 to 2019, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants, an engineering firm.  Since January 2019, he has been working for CEP Forensic as a Forensic Engineer, where he investigates the causes of rupture, leakage, explosion, etc.  

An active associated member CSA B51, he is a certified API 510, API 570, API 571, and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3, ASME W47.1/W59, and CSA Z662) inspector.  Mr. Julien graduated from l'École Polytechnique of Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering.

John P. Swezy, Jr. has over 40 years of experience in steam and combustion driven prime mover electrical generation plants and associated engineering auxiliary systems, He has over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing detailed procedures, work instructions, and QC programs for design, welded fabrication, repairs, and alterations of pressure equipment following ASME, B31, NBIC, API, DOT and various International Codes and Standards. John has extensive practical experience with nondestructive examination and welding technology.

Mr. Swezy has been a member of various ASME Codes & Standards Committees since 1996. He is a National Board Commissioned Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector and an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). He is recognized for his expertise with the ASME Code rules of Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2 as they apply to toughness, fabrication, and examination of pressure vessels. He is past Chair of the Subgroup on Toughness, past Chair of the Subgroup on Fabrication and Examination, and member of the Standards Committee for Pressure Vessels. John is also a member of the Standards Committee for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing; the ASME B31 Piping Standards Committee; and past Chair of the B31 Fabrication and Examination Technical Committee. John was presented the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2013 and elected an ASME Fellow in September 2019.


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