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PD014 - B31.3 Process Piping Design

PD014 - B31.3 Process Piping Design

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Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 23, 2015


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015




Length: 4 days    CEUs: 3.00    PDHs: 30.00

Explaining how piping systems fail and what the Code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector and owner to do to prevent that is the aim of this intensive four-day seminar.  Using hundreds of real-world examples as well as the personal experiences of the instructors, the course demonstrates how the B31.3 Code has been both correctly and incorrectly applied.  Lessons are enhanced by actual in-class problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations of the B31.3 Code for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.

You Will Learn To
 - Identify what issues to take into consideration when designing process piping
 - Explain the pressure design of piping and piping components
 - Analyze piping flexibility and gauge the limitations of piping and piping components
 - Identify Pipe supports, leak testing, piping failures and their causes

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Piping engineers and designers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance and the trends of Code changes for piping design and analysis, fabrication, examination, and testing.

Special Requirements
Each student will receive a copy of the B31.3 Process Piping Design codebook; however, each must bring his or her own calculator.

Save up to $575 by enrolling in PD581, a Five-Day B31.3 Piping course combo, consisting of this course (PD014) and PD457, “B31.3 Process Piping Materials, Fabrication Examination and Testing.”

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD014
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Glynn E. Woods, P.E., Course Director, is a practicing piping engineer with experience in piping design, stress analysis, supports, piping failure analysis, as well as piping component design, analysis and testing. For more than 35 years he has been providing this piping design expertise in new and operating petrochemical facilities. The piping component design, analysis and testing experience involved assisting piping component manufacturers to gain pressure design Code compliance for their product. Mr. Woods is a member of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Committee.

Ronald W. Haupt, P.E., is a Consulting Piping Engineer and Founder of Pressure Piping Engineering Associates, Inc. He has over 40 years of professional experience in the design and analysis of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and supports. Mr. Haupt is a member of the ASME B31 Pressure Piping Standards Committee, the B31.1 Power Piping Section Committee, B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee and other ASME national codes and standards committees.
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