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Introduction to ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (On Demand)

Understand and apply ASME’s BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 to pressure vessel design and construction in this On Demand course.

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Are you tasked with the design or fabrication of pressure vessels, but are not sure where to begin with code requirements? This training course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of the current edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division 1. It provides a unique insight into the background and organization of the code and covers the design and construction requirements of the Code along with the requirements applicable to materials, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels. The course also highlights the most commonly applied subsections, paragraphs, and appendices.
Video recordings of Live Virtual Classroom sessions taught by ASME’s expert Instructor are included to explain how to complete a user design requirement (UDR) form, select materials, identify design load conditions, determine post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) requirements, prepare data reports, perform relevant example calculations on formed and flat heads, nozzle reinforcement, axial compression, and much more!

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

  • Describe scope, purpose, and organization of the ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Rules for the Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • Define allowable materials, explain how to reclassify materials and identify material traceability requirements
  • Explain how to apply the Code rules to common design and fabrication situations
  • Identify the calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
  • Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation

Who should attend?
Engineers and technical professionals from repair organizations, inspection agencies and other organizations involved with inspection, repair, and alternation of pressure equipment. Intended for manufacturers, users, owners, constructors, designers, and others concerned with the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of pressure vessels, plus all potential governing entities. Learners seeking introductory pressure vessel design training or refresher training on the latest version of ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1.
Course participants are expected to have:

  • Access to computer equipment and a reliable internet connection
  • A calculator
  • Software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader)

Supplemental Course Materials (not included with course, purchase separately)
Recommend access to the current edition of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division I: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to registrants who successfully complete this course.

This course is included in the following Learning Paths:
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
Design, Fabrication and Fitness-for Service of Pressure Equipment Learning Path
Failure Prevention, Fitness-for-Service, Repair and Life Extension of Piping, Vessels and Tanks (On Demand), Introduction to ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (On Demand)
Price if purchased separately: $690
You save: $95
List Price: $595
ASME BPV Code, Section VIII: Divisions 1 and 2 Learning Path
Introduction to ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (On Demand), ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels (On Demand)
Price if purchased separately: $690
You save: $195
List Price: $495

Topics covered

Module 1: Introduction to ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code and Section VIII 
Editions, Interpretations, and Code Cases 

  • Foreword 
  • Responsibilities 
  • Scope 
  • Comparison between Divisions 1 and 2

Module 2: Materials Requirements

  • Code accepted materials 
  • Exceptions to material requirements 
  • Recertification of materials 
  • Basis for allowable stresses 
  • Other material properties

Module 3: General Design Requirements

  • Stresses and Load Conditions 
  • Joint Types and Efficiencies 
  • Joint Categories 
  • Alternate Design Rules 
  • Rules for Pressure Vessel Designers 
  • Mandatory Appendices 
  • Nonmandatory Appendices

Module 4: Design for Internal Pressure

  • Cylindrical Shells 
  • Spheres 
  • Formed Heads 
  • Flat Heads and Covers 
  • Openings and Reinforcement

Module 5: Design for External Pressure and Buckling

  • Axial Compression 
  • External Pressure applied to
  • Cylinders
  • Formed heads 
  • Spheres 
  • Design of stiffening rings

Module 6: Fabrication Requirements

  • Cutting and forming 
  • Shape Tolerances 
  • Inspection Requirements 
  • Special Service Requirements 
  • Design of welded joints 
  • Postweld Heat Treatment (PWHT) 
  • Nondestructive Examination (NDE)

Module 7: Requirements for Carbon, High Alloy, and High Strength Steels

  • Fabrication 
  • Specific Heat Treatment Requirements 
  • Toughness Requirements 
  • Toughness Testing Exemptions 
  • High Alloy Steels 
  • High Strength Steels

Module 8: Testing, Stamping, Data Reports, and Pressure Relief

  • Pressure Test Requirements

    • Hydrostatic 
    • Pneumatic 
  • Applying the ASME Mark 
  • Manufacturers Data Reports 
  • Pressure relief requirements
Course Developer

John P. Swezy, Jr.

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.

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