ASME Section VIII Div. 1 Pressure Vessels

Details :

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 deals with requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection and testing of pressure vessels operating internally or externally. This pressure may be obtained from an external source, or by the application of the heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination thereof. Specific requirements apply to several classes of material used in pressure vessel construction, and to fabrication methods such as welding, forging and brazing.

Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this training course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. The more commonly used subsections and paragraphs will be covered, and a discussion of individual problems or situations will be included.

Delegates attending this ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Understand the background of the Code rules
  • Apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
  • Perform calculations for loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
  • Prepare design specifications, design/data reports, and other documentation

Upon completion of the Pressure Vessels: ASME VIII-1 course students will have a basic understanding of the following:

  • The layout and use of ASME VIII-1.
  • Pressure vessel component design for internal and external pressure.
  • General materials, fabrication, and examination/inspection requirements.
  • Design considerations for pressure vessels, nozzle reinforcement calculations, low temperature operation, and basic types of refinery pressure vessels (towers, drums, heat exchangers, and header boxes).

This course is intended for engineers working for Owner-Users, manufacturers, or engineering and construction firms in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries. Engineers serving in a maintenance or reliability role whose responsibilities include the evaluation of process pressure vessels will also benefit.

Day One: Introduction ASME, the BPV Code & Design Principles 

  • Introduction & background to ASME Code and Section VIII
  • The ASME “system”
  • Content and overview of VIII-1
  • Materials Requirements
  • Why U-Stamp?
  • General Design Criteria (Code Section UG)
  • Definitions of basic design factors
  • General Design Issues
  • Design Conditions
  • Allowable stresses
  • Introduction to stresses.

Day Two: Design for different parts

  • Design for Cylindrical Shells under Internal & External Pressure
  • Design of Formed Heads
  • Wind and Seismic design of Vessels
  • Design for Openings and Reinforcement
  • Design of Flanges to App-2
  • Design of Supports – Saddle and Skirt
  • Fabrication Requirements
  • Requirements for Vessels Fabricated by Welding

Day Three: Examination, Inspection, Testing & Welding Requirements 

  • Types of radiograph according to ASME VIII (full, spot and none), its benefits and limitations
  • “RT” symbols stamp on pressure vessel regarding to degree of radiograph 
  • Heat treatment code rules for carbon and low alloy steel pressure vessel including determination of normal holding temperature and holding time
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Inspection and Tests: NDE, Testing, Pressure Relief and Documentation Requirements
  • Overpressure Protection
  • General Requirements
  • Design of Welded Joints
  • Fabrication
  • Examination & Inspection

Day Four: Material Class - Specific Requirements 

  • A look at Metallurgy, its history and development, Clad Steels
  • High Alloy Fabrication (Code Section UHA)
  • Parts of Subsection C
  • Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for High Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for Heat Treated Materials
  • Code Appendices
  • Code Interpretations

Day Five: Design & Post Constructions 

  • Example Problems
  • Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation
  • Describe introductory portions of the ASME post-construction standards
  • Identify the post-construction Codes and Standards and the interrelation of various documents
  • Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors
  • Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each
  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

08:20 - 10:00                 First Session

10:00 -10:20                  Coffee / Tea / Snacks

10:20 - 12:20                 Second Session

12:20 - 13:30                 Lunch Break & Prayer Break

13:30 - 15:00                 Last Session