Best Western Village Park Inn
1804 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary AB T2M 3Y7
December 4-7, 2012
Course Reminder Form
This is an introductory course to provide a basic understanding of the fabrication, inspection and testing portions of ASME Section VIII Division 1. Principals of design will be discussed, but not in sufficient detail that this course can be considered a design course for new construction. ASME Section VIII, Division 1 deals with new construction, however, in this course the application of the principals expressed in the Code will be extrapolated to deal with operation and maintenance issues and how they work with API 510 for post construction inspection, repairs and alterations. The course also includes a brief introduction to ASME Section II Part A (Ferrous Material Standards) and to ASME Section IX - Welding Qualifications.
Each participant will receive a certificate with a minimum of 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the 4-day classroom session, accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Further CEUs will be awarded based on the amount of pre- and post-classroom training lessons completed.
Who Should Attend
Inspectors, engineers, maintenance and QA personnel who work for owner-user companies, inspection companies, fabricators, maintenance service and repair companies, inspection companies, EPC's and others who want an understanding of the principals and applications of ASME VIII Division 1. Optional evening tutorial sessions will be available.
CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA) Hybrid Training
This course includes 7 days* of training as described below:
Pre-classroom Online (Estimated 3 Days*)
wall thickness for pressure vessels
temperature limitations (min./max. DMT)
impact testing criteria
corrosion rates, remaining life of equipment, next inspection interval
Online pre-classroom content is only available from November 2 to December 4, 2012.
* Estimates are based on the average time needed by previous students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work. Previous students took between 15-55 hours (2-7 days) to complete the online lesson work.
Completing all of the online study work is a critical step to maximize your learning experience. The online study work is an integral part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants to achieve the full CEU credit.
The pre-classroom online training lessons include:
study material for reading
reviewing example problems and detailed solutions
solving practice problems and reviewing detailed solutions
practice problems results are graded to provide a measure of self-evaluation
Finding your way around in Section VIII Division 1
Application and limitations of Division 1
Materials and components
Listed, unlisted, unknown materials, and test reports
Specifications: ASTM standards and ASME Section II Parts A, B, C
Determination of minimum service temperature (MDMT)
Loading determinations and formulas for thickness requirements
Branch connections and reinforcement
Vessel support considerations
Non pressure loading
ASME VIII, Division 1 continued
Responsibilities of fabricator
Responsibilities and duties of the authorized inspector
Extent of required examination
Marking and identification of pressure vessels
Pressure relief requirements
Introduction to API 510
Owner's inspector responsibilities
Determining rates of deterioration
Determining inspection frequency
ASME VIII, Division 1 continued
Weld design details
Location and types of joints
Weld joint classification system
Weld joint efficiencies
Weld attachment details
Carbon and low alloy steel requirements
Temper bead welding
Other materials and special constructions
Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Appendices
Note: Topics may be covered on days other than those listed above. The schedule provided is a general outline that may be changed without notice.
Required Code Documents
All participants must bring the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 to this class. Only Parts U, UG, UW, UCS, UHA, UHT, are required from ASME Section VIII, Division 1. The ASME Code can be purchased from CASTI. The ASME Section VIII, Division 1 package only contains the specific portions of the Code that are covered in this course. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
About the Instructor
Dr. Bruce Ball is a professional engineer with over 35 years consulting experience in failure analysis and inspection of plant facilities and mechanical equipment. He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, was a CSA W178.2 certified welding inspector and was an API 510 pressure vessel inspector. He has been awarded a fellowship by the Canadian Society for Nondestructive Testing and was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been a member of the Canadian Standards Association Committee on Weld Inspector and Weld Inspection Organization Certification for more than 30 years and has served as vice chairman of this committee.