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PD658 - Section VIII, Division 1: Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels and  Welding Under Section IX Combo Course

PD658 - Section VIII, Division 1: Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels and Welding Under Section IX Combo Course

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These courses are presented in German (using English course material).

Save up to €500 by enrolling in this combination course (PD658) consisting of PD442, "B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels," and PD655, "Overview of Welding under Section IX." Please see the individual course descriptions for additional information. 

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD658
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Franz Ziegler, Dipl.-Ing.(FH), an expert engineer at TÜV SÜD Industry Service GmbH, is an inspector for pressure vessels and steam boilers. He has more than 28 years of experience in design approval and analysis of technical installations and components (e.g. boilers, vessels, pipes, pumps and valves), specifically, in reference to materials, manufacturing process, quality assurance, and welding technologies.

Mr. Ziegler is an ASME Authorized Inspector (AI), and consults for a number of German vessel and boiler manufacturers. Since 1988, he has been an active member of the German Association of Welding (DVS); for which he conducts welding performance qualifications, in accordance with European regulations. Mr. Ziegler regularly provides welding-specific training and education courses. He has encouraged many engineers and experts to become qualified in all fields of welding technology.

Ralf Wederhake, Dipl. Ing., is currently a Plan Approval Surveyor at the Lloyd's Register office in Hamburg. Prior to Lloyd's Register, Mr.Wederhake worked for five years as an engineer for Nordex, designing the tower and foundation of wind turbines.

He prepares and reviews the design of pressure equipment for various applications in accordance with the ASME Codes and other international standards. Additionally, he certifies Manufacturer Design Reports and User Design Specifications per the requirements of ASME Section VIII Div. 2 and Div. 3. In recent years Mr. Wederhake developed and delivered several client training courses that focus on the design for fatigue, finite element analysis, and ASME Codes.

Mr. Wederhake received his Dipl.-Ing. degree at the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in 2001.
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