training & development
PD786 - Inspection, Repairs and Alterations of Pressure Equipment

PD786 - Inspection, Repairs and Alterations of Pressure Equipment

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Amsterdam, NLD
Jan 28, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019


Milano, ITA
Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019


Copenhagen, DNK
Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019




Length: 5 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

Save up to €870 by enrolling in PD787, a combo course consisting of this course (PD786) and PD785, ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels.

To register for this course, please click HERE.

This course 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. 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 will also be included. Simple flaw evaluation procedures will be evaluated. The activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee will be explained and documents published by this Committee will be discussed.

Click HERE to review the course outline.

You Will Learn To
 - Describe the latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs
 - 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 selected, detailed requirements of the API 510
 - Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each
 - Explain Risk-based Inspection principles
 - Apply analysis methodologies and acceptance criteria based on API 579/ FFS-1 Fitness for Service
 - Provide examples demonstrating the application of selected rules and requirements covering inspection planning and Fitness-for-Service

Who Should Attend
Individuals from users, manufacturers, repair organizations, inspection agencies and other organizations involved with maintenance and repair of pressure equipment. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced personnel wishing to update their knowledge.


  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD786
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


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).
left column