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PD583 - Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

PD583 - Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 21, 2015


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 2, 2015




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

Possibly the most important single safety device on a boiler or pressure vessel, the pressure relief device is all that stands between overpressure conditions and catastrophic explosions.  This comprehensive review of the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of pressure relieving devices currently in use on boilers and pressure vessels details how to protect pressurized equipment from exceeding the maximum allowable working pressure.  Each participant will receive a copy of the ASME codebook, PTC - 25 Pressure Relief Device; and a copy of the book, Pressure Relief Devices: ASME and API Code Simplified, by Dr. Mohammad A. Malek.

The code requirements for pressure relief devices are covered by the following ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Codes:

ASME Section I – Power Boilers
ASME Section III – Nuclear Systems
ASME Section IV – Heating Boilers
ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 – Pressure Vessels
ASME Section XII – Transport Tanks
ASME B31.1 – Power Piping

You Will Learn To
 - Explain the Code requirements for pressure relief devices covered by the ASME Boiler and pressure Vessel Code
 - Describe the API RP 520 Part I, Sizing and Selection of Pressure Relieving Devices, and API RP 520 Part -2, Installation of Pressure Relief Devices
 - Explain the construction and installation processes
 - Identify the requirements for testing and testing facilities
 - Describe the records and maintenance and the VR (valve repair) certification program

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Process engineers, testing and inspection personnel, maintenance and reliability engineers, managers and operators

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD583
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Mohammad A. Malek, Ph.D., P.E. is a professional engineer registered in the United States and Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels. He has published numerous technical articles and authored chapters in a few books. Dr. Malek is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, Association for Facilities Engineers, National Association of Power Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, Building Officials Association of Florida, and Society of Operations Engineers, UK. He is chief boiler inspector for the State of Florida, and an adjunct professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee. Dr. Malek has authored the following books on boiler and pressure vessel technology: Power Boiler Design, Inspection, and Repair - McGraw-Hill, 2004; Pressure Relief Devices - McGraw Hill, 2005; and Heating Boiler Operator's Manual- McGraw Hill, 2006.
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