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PD714 - BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

PD714 - BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

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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

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This course covers the alternative rules for the design and fabrication of pressure vessels in Section VIII, Division 2 of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. It discusses the major topics related to the construction of pressure vessels with the focus on design and analysis.

During the course the background of the rules is explained, so that you will understand the reason and the basis for them. As a result of making the rules more exact and refined, the design formulas have become considerably more complicated than most of the older codes.  As designers are increasingly dependent on computer programs for detailed vessel design, it is important for the designers to understand the basis of the design rules to be able to apply them properly.  While this course cannot cover the details of all methods for stress analysis, it does discuss the guidelines in the Code for various methods and acceptance criteria.

The course also covers the basic materials requirements of the Code as well as the material toughness requirements, which are state-of-the-art. Other topics include the important parts of the fabrication requirements, NDE requirements, PWHT, tolerances, weld details, over-pressure testing, pressure relief equipment, documentation and stamping.

You Will Learn To:
 - Explain how the requirements of Divisions 1 and 2 of Section VIII compare
 - Explain theories of failure and design margins of various codes
 - Describe the General Requirements of the new Division 2
 - Identify design rules and stress analysis methods
 - Describe fatigue analysis
 - Identify materials and fabrication requirements
 - Explain Nondestructive Examination (NDE) requirements, pressure testing and pressure relief requirements

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Course Requirement
Each student must bring a calculator to class.

Who Should Attend
Individuals involved with design, analysis, fabrication, purchasing, repair, and inspection of pressure vessels should attend, as well as supervisory and regulatory personnel.  Although some degree of background with design and fabrication of pressure vessels is desirable, no previous experience is required for attending this course. Both the beginners and experienced personnel involved with pressure vessels will benefit from this course.

Also available an the online, Instructor-supported course EL502.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD714
  • Language: English
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.

Michael Frohnert, Dipl.-Ing, is an Authorized Inspector Supervisor and an Authorized Nuclear Inspector for CIS GmbH. Currently, he manages the company’s design approval department, in which his main focus is to prepare and review design calculations, according to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code and other comparable, international Codes and Standards, for the plant and mechanical engineering industries. Additionally, he performs ASME inspections and audits.

Mr. Frohnert commenced his professional career at ONE/TÜV/BV in Essen, Germany, where he worked as a design engineer, inspector, and seminar instructor. During his employment at that company he earned his qualification as an ASME Authorized Inspector, eventually becoming an experienced Authorized Inspector Supervisor.

Mr. Frohnert also holds a National Board endorsement as Authorized Nuclear Inspector. He has conducted numerous public seminars, in addition to tailor-made, in-company training courses and workshops covering a wide range of topics.

His in-depth involvement in the practical application of the ASME design rules is a beneficial and valuable feature of his seminar work. Mr. Frohnert represents CIS GmbH in the ASME Group of Interested Experts managed by the ASME Delegate of Germany.

David Nash, FIMechE FIES ASME Fellow CEng, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice-Dean (Knowledge Exchange) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. After spending several years with a vessel fabricator, Prof Nash joined the Department as a researcher where he earned an MSc and Ph.D. working on local load and saddle support contact problems. His research interests lie in pressure equipment, and most recently in the area of bolted joints and sealing technology. In addition, he has recently written papers on local buckling and plastic collapse of supports and also presented work on thermal stress problems in pressure equipment.

He has co-written and organised a suite of pressure systems design courses for industry and these have been run in conjunction with the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Pressure Systems Group, on an annual basis since 1986.

Professor Nash is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer and has been an ASME member since 1987 and Fellow since 2006.
He is a past Vice-Chairman of the Pressure Systems Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and former UK national representative to EPERC, the European Pressure Equipment Research Council.

He presently chairs the PVE/1/15 Design Methods committee for PD5500, the UK pressure vessel code.
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