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MC117 -  Piping Failures - Causes and Prevention

MC117 - Piping Failures - Causes and Prevention

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

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


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


Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019




Length: 1 days    CEUs: 0.80    PDHs: 8.00

Save up to 10% when you take this course with other MasterClasses offered at the same event.  To receive this discount at upcoming events, please follow the respective links: Houston; New Orleans; and Las Vegas.

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This one-day MasterClass provides a foundation of knowledge necessary for those responsible for assuring the mechanical integrity of existing piping systems, as well as those responsible for designing and constructing new piping systems.  The program presents background on fundamental causes of piping failures and describes how the failures could have been prevented.  A wide variety of failures are explored, and include mechanisms such as fatigue, overload, corrosion and others.  Mistakes made during design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection are discussed in detail.

You will learn to
 - Identify the probable causes of piping failures, and
 - Recommend methods to correct future similar failures

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Who Should Attend
Engineers, senior designers, maintenance, quality assurance, inspection and manufacturing personnel who work with process piping (e.g., in the chemical, petroleum, plastic processing, pulp and paper fields), will find this MasterClass an essential resource and time-saving means to gain an understanding of  piping failures and remedies.

Special Requirements
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of troublesome failures they have experienced or are experiencing for class discussion.

This Master Class is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of at least one of the ASME B31 piping codes

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC117
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Don Frikken, P.E., is an internationally recognized authority in piping design, currently employed by Becht Engineering, and prior to that, with Solutia, Inc. and Monsanto Company for 34 years. He worked on a wide range of activities, including piping mechanical design, project engineering, and engineering standards. Don’s principal specialty is piping design, including design of complex piping systems, piping flexibility analysis, selection of piping components including valves, development of piping standards and specifications, and developing and teaching numerous piping seminars and workshops.

Don is an ASME Fellow and is active on various ASME standards committees. He is a member and past Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code committee, as well as member and past Chair of the B31 Standards Committee. Don has received a number of awards, including the ASME Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of documents used in ASME programs of technical codification, standardization and certification.

Don graduated with a B.S.M.E. from Kansas State University and has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
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