This is an introductory level design course and the discussion includes an overview of piping flexibility (i.e., stress) analysis requirements but it is not intended to provide detailed instruction on flexibility analysis requirements.
The objectives of this course are to:
provide an overview of
the Canadian regulatory regime as it applies to pressure piping systems, including an overview of the relationship between provincial regulations, CSA B51, and ASME B31.3; and
pertinent construction requirements (e.g., examination requirements, pressure testing, etc.). *Construction requirements are not covered in detail.
highlight areas where code requirements may not fully meet local Canadian regulatory requirements.
reference applicable Code interpretations and local regulatory bulletins, notices, or advisories.
enable students to
understand the basic ASME B31.3 code design requirements;
determine when ASME B31.3 applies;
complete basic code design calculations;
gain general understanding of the standards applicable to piping components commonly used in ASME B31.3 piping systems and the implications and/or limitations that these components may have in their piping designs; and
understand how materials’ properties are considered in code design by providing a brief overview of materials properties. * Materials are more fully discussed in the CASTI ASME B31.1 & B31.3 Fabrication Code Requirements Course.
Note: Due to the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta, there will be a focus on local Alberta requirements but the course may touch on certain requirements in other jurisdictions as well (e.g., Offshore East Coast, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, etc.).
Note: Topics that are excluded from this course are:
design procedures for unlisted components (e.g., non-standard flanges or fittings, etc.) *An overview of applicable code paragraphs will be provided but design procedures shall not be reviewed.
lap joint fittings
the design of expansion joints and spring hangers
seismic and earthquake design
non metallic piping systems
Who Should Attend
Engineers, technologist, and designers – working for Owners, EPCs, inspection firms, fabricators, and repair/maintenance organizations who are involved with ASME B31.3 piping systems.
CASTI is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 3.2 CEUs for attending all 4 days of the classroom training.
Required Code Documents
All participants must
bring the ASME B31.3 Code (2016) to this class. A course notebook will be
provided to all participants by CASTI.
About the Instructor
Robert Neill is a registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in design, fabrication, and installation of pressure piping and pipeline systems. Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1989, Robert has worked on a wide variety of projects around the world in both the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Project work has taken Robert from his home base in Western Canada to Offshore Newfoundland, Angola, Nigeria, South Korea, and Houston and his positions have ranged from Project Engineer to Piping/Mechanical Discipline Lead, and Engineering Manager. Currently Robert owns and manages his own engineering consulting business and he is based in Calgary, AB where he has been since 2004.
Having been responsible for the execution and management of piping and pipeline work for over 2 decades, Robert brings to CASTI an extensive knowledge of piping and pipeline design and material specifications and an extensive hands on knowledge of the practical aspects of design practices. In addition, while in Angola, Robert was responsible for the recruitment and training of local engineers and is able to draw from that experience in delivering his courses. For the past 10 years, Robert's consulting business has focused on piping and pipeline engineering activities and he has developed a number of ASME and CSA piping design and materials specifications for Conventional and SAG-D Operations in Western Canada. Robert is currently a member of ASME and NACE, he is active in supporting standards development work for Clause 14 and Annex I of CSA Z662, and he participates in the Valve Users Group.