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PD013 - B31.1 Power Piping Code

PD013 - B31.1 Power Piping Code

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Houston, TX, USA
Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019


Pittsburgh, PA, USA
May 20, 2019 - May 24, 2019




Length: 5 days    CEUs: 3.80    PDHs: 38.00

This intensive, five-day course details the latest Power Piping Code requirements – key elements in creating the more effective piping systems today’s competitive environment demands.  It provides insight into how they have evolved and what future changes may be expected.  This course explores the background, rules and trends in piping design, analysis, and fabrication – all vital elements of power, industrial and institutional plant construction and maintenance – within the context of meeting the requirements and intent of ASME B31.1 and its appendices.  Each attendee will receive a copy of the B31.1 Power Piping codebook.

You Will Learn To:
 - Explain the principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for them
 - Describe the difference between pressure component design and structural design
 - Identify layout and simplified analysis techniques
 - Explain how to qualify nonstandard fittings and joints and develop stress intensification factors 
 - Describe materials selection and limitations, fabrication rules and their bases
 - Identify welding qualification requirements, inspection, examination, and testing requirements
 - Identify the Code requirements for power piping maintenance

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend: 
 - Engineers entering the piping design and analysis field
 - Practicing piping engineers requiring background on Code compliance and trends in piping Design, analysis and fabrication
 - Piping fabricators and suppliers wishing to understand the relationship of fabrication and Manufacture to the design and construction of piping systems
 - QA/QC personnel

Special Requirements
Attendees are required to bring a scientific calculator to the course.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD013
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Ronald W. Haupt, P.E., is a consulting piping engineer for 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 Code for Pressure Piping Standard Committee, the B31.1 Power Piping Section Committee, B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, and other ASME and national codes and standards committees.

Philip D. Flenner, P.E., has spent more than 40 years in welding qualifications and training, engineering training, power plant maintenance, and performance assessment. He has developed several guidelines on material control, repair methods, and the usage of Codes and Standards for the power industry. Mr. Flenner participates significantly on several piping Codes, welding qualification Codes, and materials Codes for nearly 40 years, and has gained the honor of ASME Life Fellow during his career. He has taught multiple ASME Training & Development Courses for nearly 30 years. He has participated in industry research on the effects of PWHT on ASME materials. He has been instrumental in sponsoring changes in the Code requirements covering preheating and PWHT.

Bob Wilson is an Engineering Consultant with R.B. Wilson & Associates, Dundas, Ontario, Canada and former Engineering Professor at Sheridan College. He is a member of the B31.1 Power Piping Section Sub Group on Design. Mr. Wilson has taught piping design and engineering courses for 30 years. He has been involved with the design, analysis, layout and support of piping systems since 1963, with petrochemical, power, steel, mining & processing companies in North America and Europe and is currently working as a Piping Stress Engineer with experience in Caesar II, Caepipe and Autopipe analysis programs.
He is the author of “Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems” and is the former chairman of ASME’s Ontario Section.

Jim E. Meyer, P.E., has over 40 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at Louis Perry and Associates, a full service engineering and architectural firm, located in Wadsworth Ohio. Jim is experienced in overall project coordination/management, pressure equipment, piping design, analysis, specifications, support design, mechanical system requirements and documentation requirements. In particular, areas of his technical competence include ASME piping and pressure vessel codes, stress analysis, field troubleshooting piping system support, vibration, and expansion problems.

Jim is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for over 35 years. He is currently Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, Chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and serves on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards. Jim has also served as Chair of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Section Committee.

Most recently, Jim co-authored chapters in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Companion Guide, 4th Edition, covering the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code and the B31.3 Process Piping Code. Past projects and work experience has involved major oil refineries, petrochemical plants, fossil, nuclear, solar and alternative energy generation, as well as cryogenic and vacuum test facilities.

John P. Swezy, Jr. has over 35 years of experience in steam and combustion driven prime mover electrical generation plants and associated engineering auxiliary systems, and over 20 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. He also has extensive experience in the area of nondestructive examination.

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, newly elected as Chair of the Subgroup on Fabrication and Examination, and member of the Standards Committee for Pressure Vessels. He is also a member of the Standards Committee for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing; the ASME B31 Piping Standards Committee; and is Chair of the B31 Fabrication and Examination Technical Committee. John was presented the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2013.
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