Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping

Date: November 2-3, 2023
Earn: 24 PDH
Price: $1495
Remote Online Attendance
In-Person Attendance at:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0Z1 Canada
(Use rate code "ILAST" for discounted accommodations.)

Attendance Options

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.
In-Person Attendance:
participants attend in-person (at the Holiday Inn Express location) and interact with the live instructor on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • navigate and identify the CSA B51, Alberta Safety Code Act, Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations (PESR), and other jurisdiction (ABSA) rules related to pressure equipment in service repairs and alterations;
  • navigate, identify, and apply ASME PCC-2 basic rules covering
    • description,
    • limitations,
    • design,
    • fabrication,
    • examination of welds, and
    • pressure testing
    for each PCC-2 Article listed in the Course Outline.

Who Should Attend

Reliability and asset integrity engineers and technologists, inspectors and NDE examiners, maintenance supervisors, and quality control personnel involved with asset integrity and maintenance repairs, alterations, and inspection for pressure vessel or pressure piping.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 2 days of the scheduled training.

Course Outline

Introduction to Laws, Regulations, Jurisdiction and Related Codes and Standards
  • hierarchy of related regulations, codes, and standards related to pressure equipment in-service repairs and alterations
  • brief introduction to CSA B51, Part 1, Alberta Safety Code Act, Alberta Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations (AB-516 PESR User Guide) related to pressure equipment in-service repairs and alterations
Part 2 Welded Repairs
  • Article 201: Butt-Welded Insert Plates in Pressure Components
  • Article 202: External Weld Buildup to Repair Internal Thinning
  • Article 206: Full Encirclement Steel Reinforcing Sleeves for Piping
  • Article 209: Alternatives to Postweld Heat Treatment
  • Article 210: In-Service Welding Onto Carbon Steel Pressure Components or Pipelines
  • Article 211: Weld Buildup, Weld Overlay, and Clad Restoration
  • Article 212: Fillet Welded Patches
  • Article 215: Repair Welding Considerations for Cr-Mo Steel Pressure Vessels
  • Article 216: Welded Hot Taps in Pressure Equipment or Pipelines
Part 3 Mechanical Repairs
  • Article 304: Flaw Excavation and Weld Repair
  • Article 305: Flange Repair and Conversion
  • Article 306: Mechanical Clamp Repair
  • Article 312: Inspection and Repair of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
Part 5 Examination and Testing
  • Article 501: Pressure and Tightness of Piping and Equipment
  • Article 502: Nondestructive Examination in Lieu of Pressure Testing for Repairs and Alternations

Learning Assessment

Learning self-assessment is performed through discussions, problem solving exercises, and workshops.

Required Code Documents

All participants must bring the ASME PCC-2 code to this class. If you require a copy, it can be purchased from CASTI when you register for the course.

Course Notebook

A digital course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI (printed hardcopy not available).

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.