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PD785 - ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels

PD785 - ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Amsterdam, NLD
Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019


Milano, ITA
Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019


Copenhagen, DNK
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Save up to €870 by enrolling in PD787; a combo course consisting of this course (PD785) and PD786, "Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Pressure Equipment.”

To register for this course, please click HERE.

Based on the rules for pressure vessel construction, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. It covers the more commonly applied subsections and paragraphs, and includes a practical discussion of individual problems and situations.  Designed primarily for beginners, experienced vessel designers, who would like to update their knowledge of the Code, will also benefit from attending.  

Special feature includes: how to apply the Code requirements to a real life example of a vessel and review the lessons learned via case studies.

Special Requirements
A calculator is required.  It is suggested (but not required) that you bring the latest edition of the ASME codebook, BPVC Section VIII-Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels Division 1.

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

Click HERE to review the course outline.

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.

Venue information

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD785
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Robert Kauer (Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.) received his engineering degree at the Technical University of München in 1991. Since then, 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 (PVP) Design, Experimental Stress Analysis and Plant Engineering in Munich.

Since joining TÜV SÜD, Dr. Kauer has managed various national and international projects related to design, structural reliability, Fitness for Service, and inspection programme development for nuclear and non-nuclear applications in pressure vessel and piping technology. He is ASME Authorized Inspector Supervisor and is member of various national and European committees including ASME International Working Group Germany. Currently, Dr. Kauer is responsible for consulting projects related to Fitness for Service, Asset Integrity, and Process Safety Excellence at TÜV SÜD Industry Service, Munich.

Hugo Julien, P.Eng., began his career, in the field of pressure equipment and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002). He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec, Inc. (2002 to 2007). Since 2007, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants. An active ASME/CSA member, he is also 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 de Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing. He is a member of the following professional engineering associations: Quebec (OIQ), Ontario (PEO), British Columbia (APEGBC), Alberta (APEGA), Saskatchewan (APEGS), and Newfoundland/Labrador (PEGNL).
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