The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) B31.3 Process Piping Code is considered to be the international standard for piping in processing plants.
The Code is used for piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants; and related process plants and terminals.
This three-day course, facilitated by an international expert from the USA, provides an introduction to the Code, covering the requirements for the design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems.
You will also explore the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves and specialty components and look at trends in Code changes and how they could affect your work and projects.
Upon completion you will be aware of the requirements to safely design process piping to U.S. standards. You will also be able to identify the issues to take into consideration when designing process piping; explain the pressure design of piping and relevant components; analyse piping flexibility and gauge the limitations of piping and relevant components; and identify pipe supports, leak testing, piping failures and their causes.
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This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.
Relevant for engineers, designers, managers, quality personnel, manufacturers and users who are involved in the design, manufacture, fabrication, examination, inspection and/or testing of process piping.
Jim E. Meyer P.E., has over 45 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at CDM Smith, 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.
Jim is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for over 40 years. He is currently, Chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, Chair of the B31 Mechanical Design Committee and serves on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards. Jim has also served as Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee and Chair of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Section Committee.
Most recently, Jim co-authored chapters in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Companion Guide, 5th Edition, covering the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code and the B31.3 Process Piping Code. Past projects and work experience has involved major oil refineries, petrochemical plants, fossil, nuclear, solar and alternative energy generation, as well as cryogenic and vacuum test facilities.
Introduction to B31.3
B31.3 Scope and Definitions
Design Considerations & Criteria
Pressure Design of Piping Components
Design - Fluid Service Requirements & Standards for Piping Components Standards
Design - Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints
Design - Flexibility and Support
Bellows Expansion Joints
Design – Systems
Fabrication, Assembly & Erection
Inspection, Examination & Testing
Case Study – Development of a Piping System
Optional Code Topics