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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.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
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

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
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September 30, 2013, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Houston
Great class for practical application of ASME VII Div. 1
October 3, 2013, Sales, Houston
Great course on real application of the Pressure Vessel Code.
October 4, 2013, NAM SWT Engineer, Houston
Excellent training material that will be effiectve in daily engineering issues.
October 4, 2013, Manufacturing Engineer, Houston
This course offered a great overview of Pressure Vessels from design to manufacturing and qualification.
October 8, 2013, TL Operations Supervisor, Houston
The overall course was very good.
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.