As an engineering professional working within the Nuclear Power Industry, a comprehensive understanding of the design and analysis of piping systems and operability assessment, testing, and repairs of Nuclear Power Plant components is essential.
This official ASME Design and Analysis of Piping Systems and Operability Assessment of Nuclear Power Plant Components Learning Path is comprised of two self-study eLearning courses accessible via ASME’s Learning Hub. The courses provide training in ASME BPV Code, Section III and ASME BPV Code, Section XI and ASME B31.1 Code to equip learners with key considerations along with the theoretical and practical skills to excel as a nuclear power plant engineering professional.
The ASME BPV Code, Section XI: Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components (On Demand) course highlights repair, replacement, modification, and maintenance activities, pressure testing, and the relationship between the ASME BPV Code, Section XI and regulatory and enforcement requirements for in-service inspection of nuclear power plant components. It addresses many controversial issues facing the nuclear industry and presents a broad spectrum of opinions regarding practical application of Code requirements. After taking this course, participants gain specific insight into how effective use of Section XI can significantly reduce plant operating costs.
The Nuclear Piping Systems ASME BPV Code, Section III and ASME B31.1: Design, Integrity-Operability Assessment, and Repairs (On Demand) course provides information and instruction on the design, analysis, and qualification of nuclear power plant piping systems that are consistent with the ASME BPV Code Section III Division 1, Subsections NB/NC/ND, as well as the parallel requirements of the ASME B31.1 Code for nuclear power plants. The methods and criteria described throughout the course apply to new systems, as well as modifications or repairs to existing systems.
The course also addresses the integrity assessment of degraded nuclear piping systems (wall thinning and crack damage) using the methods and criteria of ASME BPV Code XI, operability assessment per NRC Inspection Manual, and piping repairs per ASME BPV Code XI and ASME PCC-2.
The learning path features recordings of Live Virtual Classroom sessions taught by ASME’s expert instructors. The video-based courses cover (a) the Code and regulatory requirements, (b) the technical and historical basis of the requirements, and (c) best industry practices for the correct and cost-effective design, analysis, and integrity assessment of nuclear piping systems.
For the full list of learning objectives and detailed descriptions for this learning path, please click on the links to the individual courses above.
Who should attend?
This learning path is intended for engineers involved in the design, analysis, qualification, troubleshooting and operability determination of ASME BPV Code Section III, Safety Class 1, 2 & 3 piping systems, and ASME B31.1 Code for nuclear power plants, along with an introduction to ASME BPV Code, Section XI for in-service inspection of nuclear power plant components.
It is suitable for utility operating personnel responsible for in-service inspection, nondestructive examination, evaluation, repair, replacement, and modification of nuclear power plants, and for personnel responsible for assessment or third-party inspection, regulation, or enforcement.
A Certificate of Completion will be issued to registrants who successfully complete each course in this Design and Analysis of Piping Systems and Operability Assessment of Nuclear Power Plant Components Learning Path.
Course participants are expected to have:
- A strong technical background or hands-on experience with Code work
- Access to computer equipment and a reliable internet connection
- Software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader)
Course Materials Included:
Published ASME Interpretations that explain how Code requirements can be applied to problems that have confronted other companies.
Supplemental Course Materials (not included with course, purchase separately
Recommend access to the current edition of ASME BPV Code, Section III, ASME BPV Code Section XI, and ASME B31.1 Code.