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The lack of commentary, or historical perspective, regarding the ASME B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction is an obstacle to the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner who wants to provide a safe and economical piping system. This intensive five-day course, through the use of hundreds of examples shown and personal experiences of the instructors demonstrates how the ASME B31.3 Code has been correctly and incorrectly applied. This seminar explains the principal intentions of the Code and why the Code is not a handbook. Attendees come away from this seminar with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail and what the Codes require the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector and owner to do to prevent such failures. The focus of the seminar is to enhance participants understanding and application of the ASME B31.3 Code. Instruction is further enhanced by in-class problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations of the ASME B31.3 Codes for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications. This Course is offered in Bay area, California and Calgary, AB.

Course Outlines:

  • Introduction to ASME B31.3

  • ASME B31.3 Scope and Definitions

  • Design Considerations & Criteria

  • Pressure Design of Piping Components

  • Design – Fluid Service Requirements & Standards for Piping Components Standards

  • Design – Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints

  • Design – Flexibility and Support

  • Bellows Expansion Joints

  • Design Systems

  • Materials

  • Fabrication, Assembly & Erection

  • Inspection, Examination & Testing


Who Should Attend:

  • Fresh graduates and piping engineers and designers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance and the trends of Code changes for piping design and analysis, fabrication, examination, and testing

  • 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 be able to:

  • Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of process piping

  • Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code

  • Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3 Code


Special Features & Requirements:

  • Bring a note book, a pen and a calculator

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


Course Dates and Prices:

  • The course duration (15 hours), starts every Monday to Friday at 6:00pm to 9:00 pm)