Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and 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.
Special features include: an overview of Code organization editions, and expert instruction on how to prepare and submit an inquiry to the Code Committee for Code Interpretation, Code Cases or Code Revision.
The last day of the course introduces students to the requirements of various codes and standards, regarding inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment, and in particular, pressure vessels. The requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the API-510 will be covered in detail. A brief introduction to API-579, Fitness-for-Service and the activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee will also be included.
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
- 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
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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: PD725
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.
Kamran Mokhtarian, P.E., 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).
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.
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).
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.