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Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection & Maintenance (On Demand)

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Gain a comprehensive overview of the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of pressure relieving devices.

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This Self Study course is designed to be taken at your convenience and on your own schedule. You have 365 days from the time of purchase to finish the course.


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Pressure relief devices, also known as the “last line of defense” for pressurized equipment, are critical for the prevention of catastrophic failures during overpressure conditions.  
This on-demand course is a comprehensive review of the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of pressure relieving devices currently in use on all types of boilers, pressure vessels, tanks and piping. This video-based course discusses the code requirements for pressure relief devices, as covered by the following ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Codes and Piping Codes.
By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Explain the Code requirements for pressure relief devices covered by the ASME Boiler and pressure Vessel Code and the ASME Pressure Piping Codes
  • Identify the design, construction and manufacturing requirements of pressure relief devices
  • Select materials for various types of pressure relief valves, and rupture disks
  • Explain how to apply the API RP 520 Part I, Sizing and Selection of Pressure Relieving Devices, API RP 520 Part -2, Installation of Pressure Relief Devices, and API RP 576 - Inspection of Pressure Relief Devices
  • Perform calculations for sizing and selection of pressure relief devices for single phase flow of fluids
  • Explain how to handle transportation, storage, installation, and maintenance of PRD’s
  • Identify the requirements for testing and testing facilities
  • Explain how to perform inspections as per the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), and API standards
  • Describe how to establish a National Board VR (valve repair) certification program and repair pressure relief valves
  • Explain how to test pressure relief valves as required by the Code

Who should attend?
This course is designed for engineers of all levels from fresh engineering graduates to experienced engineers.   It is an essential resource for mechanical engineers, and design engineers; process engineers, and chemical engineers; reliability engineers, and maintenance engineers; inspectors, and testing engineers; as well as plant supervisors, and managers.


Module 1:    Introduction, Definitions, Codes and Standards
Module 2:    Pressure Relief Devices (PRD’s)
Module 3:    Reclosing Pressure Relief Valves
Module 4:    Non reclosing PRD’s
Module 5:    Introduction of ASME Section XIII
Module 6:    Materials
Module 7:    Design Fundamentals
Module 8:    Manufacturing
Module 9:    Pressure Relief Valves for Boilers
Module 9a:  Boiler PRV Workshop
Module 10:   Pressure Relief Devices for Pressure Vessels
Module 11:   Pressure Relief Devices for Piping
Module 12:   PRV Sizing and Selection
Module 12.1: PRV Sizing and Selection Workshop
Module 13:   Pressure Relief Devices for Refinery Tanks
Module 14:   PRD for Nuclear Systems
Module 15:   PRD for Transport Tanks and Compressed Gas Systems
Module 16:   PRD for Cryogenic and Refrigeration Systems
Module 17:   Installation
Module 18:   Inspection and Maintenance
Module 19:   Repairs and Testing
Module 20:   Course Review

Course Developer

Daniel Tompkins

Daniel E. Tompkins has over 40 years’ experience in Boiler and Pressure Vessel design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and inspection.

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