Available Dates and Locations:

Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express Calgary University
2373 Banff Trail NW
Calgary AB  T2M 4L2 Canada
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate
Date: June 18-21, 2018
Earn: 3.2 CEUs
Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 0Z1 Canada
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Date: June 24-27, 2019
Earn: 32 PDHs
Price: $2595

IMPORTANT: Please be aware, there are two different CASTI courses available on the subject of ASME Section VIII, Division 1.

Review the course description below and compare it to our ASME Section VIII, Division 1 - Materials, Fabrication, Inspection, and Testing Requirements for Pressure Vessels course before registering.


The design requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 will be explained and the application of those requirements demonstrated through example problems. General, material, and fabrication requirements with related documentation will be covered. The participants will not only gain the knowledge for design of safe and economical vessels, they will also learn how to pick proper materials, avoid common fabrication problems, and prepare data reports. A number of important Code Cases, which will result in more economical construction will be introduced. The latest Code revisions and the work being performed on future revisions will be reviewed.

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. (Engineers, designers, fabrication personnel, QA supervisors, and inspectors who work for pressure vessel owners, fabricators, inspection companies, EPC's and government agencies.) Some degree of technical background will be helpful, but individuals are not required to have an engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.


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 1-2018 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

Each participant will receive a CASTI certificate of completion and 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending all 4-days of the classroom training.


Day 1:

Introduction to the ASME B&PV Code
General Requirements of Section VIII, Division 1
Design Criteria and Strength Theory of Division 1
General Design Rules
  • Shells for internal pressure
  • Heads for internal pressure

Day 2:

Introduction to Buckling
Design Rules
  • Shells for external pressure
  • Heads for external pressure
  • Flat covers
  • Openings
Sizing of Stiffeners

Day 3:

Design for External Loadings
Design of Nozzles for Piping Reactions
  • WRC Bulletins 107, 297 and 368
Definition of Joint Categories and Joint Efficiencies
Fabrication Requirements
  • Post weld heat treatment (PWHT)
  • Tolerances
  • Non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Welding requirements and weld details
  • Carbon and low alloy material requirements
  • High alloys
  • Heat treated materials
Testing requirements
Overpressure protection requirements
Stamping and documentation requirements
Introduction to Flange design
Comparison with Division 2
Research and development work being performed
  • PVRC and elsewhere

Day 4:

Design Example Problems
Open Discussion
Questions and Answers

Problem Solving Workshops

  • With practical examples

Required Code Documents

  • All participants must bring the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code (2017 Edition) to this class. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
About the Instructor

Kamran Mokhtarian, P.E., has 40 years of experience in all aspects of pressure vessels design fabrication and maintenance. Mr. Mokhtarian received his Masters of Science degree from Northwestern University. He has been a member of Subcommittee on Pressure Vessels (Section VIII) since 1985, and is presently Vice Chairman. He is also a member of ASME Post Construction Committee, a member of API-ASME joint Committee on Fitness-for-Service and Chairman of the Pressure Vessel Research Council.