ASME B31.3 and Section VIII, Div. 1 Code Fabrication Requirements
Code Fabrication Requirements for Process Piping and Pressure Vessels
Remote Online Attendance:
participants attend remotely (from home or workplace) and interact with the live instructor through an online video meeting on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.
Please be aware, there are two different CASTI courses available on the subject of ASME B31.3 Process Piping. Review the course description below and compare it to our ASME B31.3 Code Design Requirements course before registering.
Learning Outcomes [+]
Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- recall the local Safety Code Act laws, pressure equipment safety regulations (PESR), and jurisdiction (ABSA) rules related codes and standards for new construction or in-service repair of ASME B31.3 piping and ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 pressure vessels;
- identify and navigate ASME B31.3 code fabrication rules;
- correctly reference the ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 code paragraph structure;
- review listed ASME SA, SB, and ASTM specifications as well as sample material test reports (MTRs), including multiple marking, to ensure they are acceptable for the material ordered;
- investigate, analyze, interpret, articulate, and apply the welding fabrication rules of ASME B31.3 and ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 when reviewing qualified welding procedure specifications (WPSs) to ensure they are suitable to weld on ASME B31.3 piping and ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 pressure vessels;
- identify and navigate the basic rules for ASME B31.3 and ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 inspection and examination; and
- recall the basic rules for ASME B31.3 leak testing, including closure welds.
- recall the basic rules for ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 pressure testing rules for hydrostatic and pneumatic tests.
This course will assist manufacturers in meeting the personnel competency and training requirements of AB-518, Rev. 1, Pressure Piping Construction Requirements.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, inspectors, maintenance and QA personnel, NDE technicians, experienced tradespeople, who work for owner-user companies, EPCs, inspection companies, fabricators, maintenance service and repair companies, and inspection companies from refineries, upgrader plants, oil sands plants, SAGD plants, petrochemical plants, power plants, gas/oil pipeline companies, pulp mills, repair and maintenance shops, equipment manufacturers, third party inspection and NDE companies, and all supporting industries. This course will also assist CSA W178.2 exam candidates who plan to write the code exam.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 4 days of the scheduled training.
Learning self-assessment is performed through discussions, problem solving exercises, and workshops.
Required Code Documents
All participants must bring the ASME B31.3 and ASME Section VIII, Division 1 codes to this course. If you require copies, they can be purchased from CASTI when you register for the course. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
About the Instructor
John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been 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 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, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past 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 (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.