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ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

Learn the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1.

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ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels
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Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. It covers the more commonly applied subsections and paragraphs, and includes a practical discussion of individual problems and situations.  Designed primarily for beginners, experienced vessel designers who would like to update their knowledge of the Code will also benefit from attending.  

Special features include: an overview of code organization, offering of updated editions, and expert instruction on how to prepare and submit an inquiry to the Code Committee for Code Interpretation, Code Cases or Code Revision.

You Will Learn To

  • Describe the background of the Code
  • Explain how to apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
  • Identify and use calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
  • Explain the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation

Who Should Attend
Those involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. Some technical background will be helpful, but attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.

To take this course you should have a personal computer, Web browser, Internet connection, and software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader®).

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Outline

Module 1

  • Introduction to ASME Code and Section VIII
  • General Requirement
  • Materials Requirements

Module 2

  • General Design Requirements
  • Design for Internal Pressure
    • Types of stresses
    • Stress distribution in various shell types
    • Modes of failure
    • Cylindrical, spherical and conical shells
    • Types of formed heads

Module 3

  • Design for Buckling
  • Design of Flat Heads and Covers
  • Design of Openings

Module 4

  • Fabrication Requirements
    • Apply Code fabrication rules
  • NDE (nondestructive examination), Testing, Pressure Relief, and Documentation Requirements
  • Requirements for Vessels Fabricated by Welding

Module 5

  • Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for High Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for Heat Treated Materials
  • Code Appendices

Module 6

  • Example Problems
    • Apply internal pressure design rules
    • Apply external pressure design rules
    • Apply nozzle reinforcement design rules
    • Design for earthquake loading
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Instructor

Kam Mokharian, P.E.

K.Mokhtarian Consulting LLC

Kamran Mokhtarian, P.E., has 40 years of experience in design, analysis and fabrication of pressure equipment.

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Guided Study

Online learning augmented with instructor-supported activities and/or graded assignments to complete at your own pace. Courses run in 6-week sessions.
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