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Boilers and Fired Pressure Equipment Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations Industry Best Practices (Virtual Classroom)

Gain knowledge of boiler inspection and methods for repairs and alterations in compliance with ASME BPV, NBIC and API regulations.

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  • May 09-10th, 2024




The course will run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00PM  to 6:00 PM Eastern each day.


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Are you focused on in-service boilers and fire pressure equipment, and need to understand requirements of the codes and standards, jurisdictional guidelines, and recommended best practices better? Leveraging real-world industry expertise, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the cross-industry organizations’ requirements, classification of the equipment, and provides insight into authorized inspection, repairs, and quality control of boilers and fired pressure equipment.

For in-service boiler or fired pressure equipment, ongoing inspection, repairs, and alterations are critical for safe and reliable continued operation.  Authorized inspection is not only required by most jurisdictions, but it determines operational integrity and reliability of boiler and pressure equipment.  The purpose of inspection is to determine operational integrity, ensure reliability, and improve performance of boiler plants and fired pressure vessels.  Such equipment is required to be inspected at a regular interval by an inspector who is qualified by a jurisdiction or by the plant owner.  The inspection is performed in accordance with the jurisdictional requirements, inspection standards or national codes and ensures that boilers are maintained and optimized for peak performance in conjunction with the original code of construction.

Leveraging authentic, real world examples, attendees will perform calculations for inspection, repair, and alteration scenarios as well as practice writing reports for inspection, examination, and testing.

The techniques and requirements of boiler inspection are covered by the following Codes and Standards:

  • NB23 – 2023 National Board Inspection Code
  • ASME POM 101 – 2013 (R2019) Performance – Related Outage Inspection
  • ASME POM 102 – 2014 (R2019) Operating Walkdowns of Power Plants
  • ASME Section VI – 2023 Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers
  • ASME Section VII – 2023 Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
  • API RP 573 – 2013 Inspection of Fired Boilers and Heaters

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

  • Identify the appropriate codes and standards for inspection, repair, and alteration based on the types of boilers and fired pressure equipment.
  • Identify degradation and failure modes of pressure equipment.
  • Determine methodologies for repairs to pressure equipment.
  • Apply jurisdictional requirements for inspection, repair, and alteration of boilers and fired pressure equipment using the latest technology.
  • Explain how to conduct inspection and testing of pressure relief values and causes of failures, and deterioration mechanism.
  • Identify required components of a Process Safety Program and why Mechanical Integrity is important.
  • Develop written reports based on the results of inspection, examination, and testing.

Topics include:

  • Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment Classification
  • Quality Control Programs
  • Installation
  • Inspection
  • Repairs and Alterations
  • Overpressure Protection
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)

Who Should Attend?
This course has been designed for the personnel responsible for inspection, repair, and alteration of all types of boilers and fired pressure equipment, including, owners, mechanical engineers, inspectors, repair personnel consultants, plant supervisors and managers, as well as refinery inspectors, reliability engineers and maintenance engineers.

Course Materials (included in purchase of 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.

This course is included in the following combo:
ASME BPVC, API and NBIC Boiler Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations Combo Course (Virtual Classroom)
ASME/API Boilers and Fired Pressure Equipment Operation and Maintenance (Virtual Classroom), Boilers and Fired Pressure Equipment Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations Industry Best Practices (Virtual Classroom)
Price if purchased separately: $1590
You save: $695
List Price: $895

Module 1: Introduction

  • Safety authorities, jurisdiction and codes and standards for boilers and fired pressure equipment
  • Code and standards, guidelines and recommended practices
  • ASME B&PV, NBIC and API Codes for boilers and fired pressure equipment

Module 2: Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment Classification

  • Design, construction and materials of boilers (fired and unfired) and fired pressure vessels
  • Construction standards and how each defines its scope 
  • Boiling and heating principals 
  • Boiler and fired heater and pressure vessel design

Module 3: Quality Control Programs

  • Quality Management Systems requirements 
  • Documentation requirements for QC programs
  • Quality Management, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance

Module 4: Installation 

  • Installation requirements per recommended practices and standards
  • Installation inspection based on industry guidelines

   Module 5: Inspection 

  • Inspection classification rules
  • Types of inspection activities
  • Degradation mechanisms and failure modes
  • Inspection requirements for auxiliary equipment
  • Inspection reporting

Module 6: Repairs and Alterations

  • Difference between a repair and an alteration
  • Various repair methods based on industry standards and guidelines
  • Reporting requirements for repairs 
  • Reporting requirements for alteration based on industry guidelines

Module 7: Overpressure Protection

  • Importance of over-pressure protection 
  • Criteria for installation and in-service inspection of pressure relief devices
  • Process for repairs of pressure relief devices 

Module 8: Process Safety Management (PSM)

  • Equipment integrity and Process Safety 
  • Guidelines for review and performance of equipment 
  • Implications of reliability, availability and maintainability

Module 9: Workshop for Calculations and Reporting

Module 10: Review Questions


Daniel Tompkins

Daniel E. Tompkins has over 40 years’ experience in Boiler and Pressure Vessel design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and inspection.

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