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Inspection, Repair and Alterations of In-Service Pressure Equipment (Virtual Classroom)

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

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Inspection, Repair and Alterations of In-Service Pressure Equipment (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Oct 18-19th, 2021


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  • Dec 13-14th, 2021


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Enroll in the ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Pressure Vessel Combo Course to learn more about Section VIII, Division 1 and related in-service codes for inspections, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment. Sign up today and save $395.

Course Schedule: The course commences at 9:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM Eastern, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout,.

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.
The requirements of the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and the API-510 are covered in detail. The activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee are explained 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, manufacturers, repair organizations, inspection agencies and other organizations involved with inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure equipment. Intended for manufacturers, users, constructors, designers, and others concerned with the design, and repair/alteration fabrication plus all potential governing entities. This course is primarily intended for beginners but is also helpful for experienced personnel wishing to update their knowledge.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course)

  • Digital course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to In-Service Codes and Standards
  • National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Rules
  • API-510 Rules
  • ASME and PVRC Post Construction Documents

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. 

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Topics Covered

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

This course is taught by a rotating pool of instructors including the following experts listed in alphabetical order below. 

Hugo Julien, P.Eng., began his career, in the field of pressure equipment, pipeline and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002) a pressure equipment and boiler manufacturer. He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec, Inc. (2002 to 2007) another pressure equipment manufacturer. From 2007 to 2019, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants, an engineering firm. Since January 2019, he has been working for CEP Forensic as a Forensic Engineer, where he investigates the causes of rupture, leakage, explosion, etc. 

An active associated member CSA B51, he is a certified API 510, API 570, API 571, and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3, ASME W47.1/W59, and CSA Z662) inspector. Mr. Julien graduated from l'École Polytechnique of Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering.

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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