ASME B31.8 power piping training course.

The ASME Code for Pressure Piping consists of many individually published sections, each an American National Standard. Hereafter, in this Introduction and in the text of this Code Section, B31.8, when the word “Code” is used without specific identification, it means this Code Section.

The Code sets forth engineering requirements deemed necessary for the safe design and construction of pressure piping. Although safety is the basic consideration, this factor alone will not necessarily govern the final specifications of any piping system.

ASME B31.8 is the most widely used Code for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines. This course explains the present-day piping Code provisions, the principal intentions of the Code, and how the Code should be used. The emphasis is on transmission pipelines.

Course Outlines:

  • Introduction to ASME B31.8

  • Materials

  • Welding

  • Fittings, Longitudinal Stresses, Flexibility

  • Pressure Design

  • Fracture Control, Construction, Testing

  • Corrosion

  • Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe

  • Pipeline Repairs

  • Offshore Pipelines

  • Sour Gas Pipelines

  • Appendices

Who Should Attend:

  • Fresh graduates and engineers

  • Code compliance personnel

  • Operation and maintenance personnel

  • Regulatory personnel

Upon completion of this course you will know:

  • Causes and modes of pipeline failure

  • Considerations for pipe fabrication and material specifications

  • How to evaluate pipeline defects

  • Pipeline repair techniques

  • How code requirements address these issues

Special Features & Requirements:

  • Bring a copy of the latest edition of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems Code Book, note book, a pen and a calculator

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