This is an introductory course to provide a basic understanding of the fabrication, inspection and testing portions of ASME Section VIII, Division 1. Principles 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 principles 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.
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 principles and applications of ASME Section VIII, Division 1.
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. An additional 2.4 CEUs will be awarded for the completion of the pre-classroom online lessons prior to the course start date.
This course includes 7 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 3 Days*
* 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 10-30 hours (1-4 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:
Optional evening tutorial sessions will be available.
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 (2015 Edition). 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.
Note: Use of Adobe software may have additional system requirements (Please refer to the Adobe specifications provided with your Adobe software or visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com for more information.)
Note: Please consult with your company IT department if you are unsure that your company computer meets the above requirements
John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering and inspection for 40 years. He is also certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and former CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute and CASTI Publishing Inc.