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Inspection, Repair, and Alterations of In-Service Pressure Equipment (On Demand)

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Apply various requirements to the inspection, repair and alteration of in-service pressure vessels and equipment in this On Demand course.

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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.


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This Self Study course is available on ASME’s Learning Hub, our online learning platform.
Do you work with pressure equipment that is currently in service and need help understanding the current code requirements for inspections, repairs, and alterations? This course is a comprehensive introduction to the codes and standards on inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure vessels and assessing their fitness for service. 
This On Demand course features recordings of Live Virtual Classroom sessions taught by ASME’s expert Instructor. Engage in a multimedia experience utilizing real-world case studies on pressure vessel installation and inspection, risk-based inspection (RBI) assessment, post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) alternatives, repairs and alterations, applying the requirements of the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and the API-510. This video-based course features and explains the activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee and documents published by this Committee are discussed.

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

  • Identify the most commonly used Codes and Standards applicable to the inspection, repair, and alteration of existing pressure equipment.
  • Identify detailed requirements of the NBIC.
  • Explain the differences between the NBIC and API-510
  • Describe the latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs.
  • Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, jurisdictional regulatory agencies and inspectors.
  • Explain how to obtain a National Board Certificate of Authorization and stamp.
  • Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each.
  • Provide examples demonstrating the application of the rules.

Who should attend:
Engineers and technical professionals, from users/owners, designers, manufacturers, constructors, repair organizations, inspection agencies and other organizations involved with design, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure equipment plus all potential governing entities.

This course is primarily intended for beginners but is also helpful for experienced personnel wishing to update their knowledge.

Certificate of completion with 0.7 CEUS / 7 PDHs will be issued to registrants who successfully complete the course.

This course is included in the following Learning Path:
ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Pressure Vessel Learning Path
Introduction to ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (On Demand), Inspection, Repair, and Alterations of In-Service Pressure Equipment (On Demand)
Price if purchased separately: $690
You save: $195
List Price: $495

Topics Covered

  • Module 1:  Post-Construction Codes
  • Module 2:  API-510 Rules
  • Module 3: NBIC R-stamp
  • Module 4:  Post-construction documents
Course Developer

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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