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PD443 - BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Combo Course

PD443 - BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Combo Course

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018


Portland, OR, USA
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019


Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019

Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.

Pricing and Availability

This course's price: and is available in New Orleans LA, Portland OR and Las Vegas NV.



Length: 5 days    CEUs: 3.80    PDHs: 38.00

Created to save participants time and money, this course is a back-to-back offering of “BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels” (PD442) and “Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Pressure Equipment” (PD441).  If you opt to take this combination course, you could save up to $665 in the U.S. and €870/£665 in Europe.

PD442 is based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, serving as a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels.  PD441 is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of various codes and standards, regarding inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment, and in particular, pressure vessels.  A calculator is required. See each individual course for more detailed information.

You Will Learn To:
 - Describe the background of the Code
 - Explain how to apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
 - Identify the calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
 - Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation
 - Describe the latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs
 - Identify the work being performed by API, ASME, and PVRC in the related areas.
 - Identify the post-construction Codes and Standards and the interrelation of various documents
 - Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors
 - Explain how to obtain a National Board stamp
 - Identify detailed requirements of the NBIC
 - Explain the differences between the NBIC and API-510
 - Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each
 - Describe introductory portions of the ASME post-construction standards
 - Provide examples demonstrating the application of the rules

Who Should Attend
Those involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. Some technical background will be helpful, but attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD443
  • Language: English


For courses held in the U.S.:
Kamran Mokhtarian, PE, has 40 years of experience in design, analysis and fabrication of pressure equipment. He presently performs consulting services to the pressure vessel industry. He is a member and past Vice Chairman of ASME Code Subcommittee VIII, a member of ASME Post Construction Committee, ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service and a number of other professional organizations. He is also a past Chairman of the Pressure Vessel Research Committee (PVRC).

John P. Swezy Jr. is the founder of Boiler Code Tech, LLC, which provides consulting services for ASME Non-Nuclear Pressure Equipment. He has over 35 years’ 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). Mr. Swezy served honorably in the U.S. Navy in various engineering capacities onboard nuclear powered submarines, completing his service as the Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. He earned his Associate of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.

For courses held in Europe:
Robert Kauer (Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.) received his engineering degree at the Technische Universität of München in 1991. Since earning his degrees, he has been working in the field of pressure vessel and piping technology, starting as an R&D engineer at the Institute of Pressure Vessel and Piping Design, Experimental Stress Analysis and Plant Engineering in Munich.

Throughout his service at TÜV SÜD, Dr. Kauer has handled various national and international projects related to design, Fitness for Service, structural integrity and inspection program development for nuclear and non-nuclear applications in pressure vessel and piping technology. He is and was member of various national and European committees. Currently, Dr. Kauer is responsible for Consulting Projects for the Oil & Gas, the Chemical and the Power Plant Industry related to Fitness for Service, Asset Integrity and Process Safety Excellence at TÜV SÜD Industry Service, in Munich.

Ralf Wederhake, Dipl. Ing., is currently a Plan Approval Surveyor at the Lloyd's Register office in Hamburg. Prior to Lloyd's Register, Ralf Wederhake worked for five years as an engineer for Nordex, designing the tower and foundation of wind turbines.

He prepares and reviews the design of pressure equipment for various applications in accordance with the ASME Codes and other international standards. Additionally, he certifies Manufacturer Design Reports and User Design Specifications per the requirements of ASME Section VIII Div. 2 and Div. 3. In recent years Mr. Wederhake developed and delivered several client training courses that focus on the design for fatigue, finite element analysis, and ASME Codes.

Ralf Wederhake received his Dipl.-Ing. degree at the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in 2001.
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