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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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  • Jun 27-28th, 2022



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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 $695.

Course Schedule: The course commences at 10:30 AM and ends at 3:30 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.

Ramesh Tiwari, P.E., is an ASME member and a specialist in the areas of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and storage tanks.  He is recognized for his expertise with the ASME Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2 (pressure vessels), NBIC and API 510 (repair and alteration of pressure vessels), TEMA and API 660 Standards (shell and tube heat exchangers), and API 650 and API 620 Standards (storage tanks).  Ramesh holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Maryland. 

Ramesh has over 25 years of experience across a variety of projects and disciplines, such as mechanical design of pressure vessels and storage tanks, thermal and mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers, fatigue analysis of pressure vessels, fitness-for-service evaluations to assure structural integrity of equipment, and owner’s engineer for procurement of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. He is also the editor-in-chief of “Fixed Equipment Newsletter,” which is read widely and respected worldwide since 2007.


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