The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is recognised as an international leader in training for engineers and technical professionals. It is also the leading international developer of codes and standards associated with mechanical engineering.
This four-day course, facilitated by one of ASME’s most experienced facilitators, provides an introduction to the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code, considered to be the international standard.
The course covers the requirements of B31.3 for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems. It explores the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves and specialty components.
As part of the overall analysis of the processes you will also look at trends in Code changes and how they could affect your work and your projects.
The B31.3 code book is not required for class but you may choose to purchase it separately.
You will be required to bring your own calculator.
This course is for you if your career involves – or is about to involve – process piping or if you need a more profound understanding of the rules around it.
The course has been particularly tailored to engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in the design, manufacturing, fabrication and examination of process piping.
Jim E. Meyer has more than 40 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power-generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at Louis Perry Group a CDM Smith Company, a full service engineering and architectural firm, located in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Jim is experienced in overall project coordination/management, pressure equipment, piping design, analysis, specifications, support design, mechanical system requirements and documentation requirements. In particular, areas of his technical competence include ASME piping and pressure vessel codes, stress analysis, field troubleshooting piping system support, vibration, and expansion problems.
He is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for more than 35 years.
Day one - introduction to B31.3
B31.3 Scope and definitions
Design considerations and criteria
Pressure design of piping components
Design - fluid service requirements and standards for piping components
Design - fluid service requirements for piping joints
Day two - design, flexibility and support
Bellows expansion joints
Design - systems
Day three - materials
Days three and four - fabrication, assembly and erection
Inspection, examination and testing
Day four - Precautionary considerations
Code topics not covered by this course: