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Introduction to ASME Section VIII Division 1 Pressure Vessel Code

Course Overview
This three-day course will introduce participants to the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code for Unfired Pressure Vessels. It will provide an understanding of the background of the overall ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, it's organization, and applicability. Basic design rules and formulas, materials, welding, fabrication, testing, certification and documentation will be discussed. An extensive look into pressure vessel metallurgy, steel development and manufacturing will be done. Videos of steel making, clad manufacturing, and pressure vessels in fabrication will be presented. Sample design problems and fabrication issues will be addressed.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Purpose of the ASME Code
  • History of the ASME Code
  • Organization of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Materials, Specifications and their Selection
  • General Design Criteria (Code Section UG)
  • Specific Design of Shells, Heads, and Openings
  • Construction Techniques
  • Heat Treatment
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Documentation
  • The Authorized Inspection Agency and its Inspector
  • Welding Processes and their Application (Code Section UW)
  • Joint Efficiencies, Radiography
  • Fabrication Requirements (Code Section UCS)
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Low Temperature Operation
  • Forming Requirements
  • A Look at Metallurgy, its History and Development, Clad Steels
  • High Alloy Fabrication (Code Section UHA)
  • Vessel Design Exercises

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Instructor

John Curry earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin following undergraduate studies in mechancial engineering. He founded a major fabrication firm in 1966, and was its President, CEO, and senior designer until he sold the firm in 2003. He currently provides consulting services in pressure vessel design and fabrication to the energy industries. His varied experience as a vessel designer, metallurgist, and business owner makes his approach to the pressure vessel industry unique. John continues to be active in the Steel Plate Fabricators of America, and was Chairman of the Pressure Vessel Section in 2000-2001.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
Average participant rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
12 participant evaluations
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October 17, 2013, Sr Mechanical Engineer, Houston
The class was very good explaining the whole organization of the BPV code section VIII as well as materials used and its application to the more standard designs.
October 8, 2013, TL Operations Supervisor, Houston
The overall course was very good.
October 4, 2013, Manufacturing Engineer, Houston
This course offered a great overview of Pressure Vessels from design to manufacturing and qualification.
October 4, 2013, NAM SWT Engineer, Houston
Excellent training material that will be effiectve in daily engineering issues.
October 3, 2013, Sales, Houston
Great course on real application of the Pressure Vessel Code.
September 30, 2013, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Houston
Great class for practical application of ASME VII Div. 1