ASME B31.1 power piping training course.

Worldwide competitiveness is forcing the need to construct more effective piping systems, possible only if existing piping codes and standards are understood and the intentions realized. This intensive course brings you up to the minute on current Power Piping Code requirements and provides insight into how these requirements have evolved and what future changes in the Code may be expected. This course explores the background, rules and trends in piping design, analysis, and fabrication vital elements of power, industrial and institutional plant construction and maintenance within the context of meeting the requirements and intent of AMES B31.1 and their appendices.

Course Outlines:

  • Introduction to ASME B31.1

  • ASME B31.1. Operations and Scope

  • Piping Failure Modes

  • Piping Design Conditions

  • Piping Design Criteria

  • Pressure Design and Straight Pipe

  • Pressure Design of Piping Components

  • Guarding Against Pipe Collapse

  • Providing Adequate Piping Flexibility

  • Cold Spring

  • Stress Intensification Factors

  • Simplified Piping Analysis and Layout

  • Pipe Support Design

  • Requirements for Specific Piping Systems

  • Scope & Design Workshop

  • Materials, Fabrication & Examination

  • Materials-Control and Selection

  • Metallurgy – Steels

  • Fabrication of Piping Systems

  • Welding Qualifications

  • Inspection, Examination, & Testing

  • Materials, Fabrication, & Examination

Who Should Attend:

  • Fresh graduates and engineers entering the piping design and analysis field

  • Practicing piping engineers requiring background on Code compliance and trends in piping design, analysis and fabrication

  • Piping fabricators and suppliers wishing to understand the relationship of fabrication and manufacture to the design and construction of piping systems

  • QA/QC personnel

Upon completion of this course you will know:

  • Why the Code is intentionally simplified and how to deal with special and complex piping problems

  • The principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for such failures

  • The differences between pressure component design and structural design

  • Layout and simplified analysis techniques

  • How to qualify nonstandard fittings and joints

  • How to develop stress intensification factors

  • Common and less common welding processes, advantages and disadvantages

  • Fabrication/examination rules and their bases

  • How the Code may be used for operation and maintenance

Special Features & Requirements:

  • Bring a copy of the latest edition of the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Book, note book, a pen and a calculator

  • Printed notes of the lecture, as well as additional notes, will be provided