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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

Learn how to design safe process piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.3 Process Piping Code.
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Overview
Learn how to design safe process piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.3 Process Piping Code.

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 interactive workshop, 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. Changes to the latest edition, B31.3. - 2018, will also be covered.

You'll 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.

By the end of this course you'll:

  • be aware of the requirements to safely design process piping to U.S. standards;
  • 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.

This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.

Special Requirements

  • Participants are required to bring their own calculator.
  • The B31.3 code book is not provided with registration and is available to order through ASME.
Details
Price
$2,600*
EA members
$3,058.83*
Non-members

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*1% credit card surcharge applies.

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Duration
5 x 6 hour sessions
Location & dates
Online

22 July - 26 July

Online

25 November - 29 November

Additional Information

This online short course will run on the following dates:

22 - 26 July 2024, 9am – 3pm AEST

25 - 29 November 2024, 10am – 4pm AEDT

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Registrations close three business days before the start of each session.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Duration
Customisable
Learning outcomes
  • Identify what issues to take into consideration when designing process piping
  • Explain the pressure design of piping and piping components
  • Analyse piping flexibility and gauge the limitations of piping and piping components
  • Identify pipe supports, leak testing, piping failures and their causes
  • Understand the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code
  • Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3
    Code
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Relevant for those involved in the design, manufacture, fabrication, examination, inspection and/or testing of process piping including:

  • engineers
  • designers
  • managers
  • quality personnel
  • manufacturers
  • users
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, but each student must bring his or her own calculator.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Day one

Introduction to B31.3

  • Aims, objectives, and outcomes of the course

B31.3 scope and definitions

  • General statements
  • Fluid service categories

Design considerations and criteria

  • Design conditions
  • Design criteria

Pressure design of piping components

  • General
  • Pressure design of components
  • Case study: Pipe wall thickness

Design – Fluid service requirements and standards for piping components standards

  • Pipe
  • Fittings, bends, miters, laps, and branch connections
  • Valves and specialty components
  • Flanges, blanks, flange facings, and gaskets
  • Bolting
  • Dimensions and ratings of components
  • Case studies: Branch connection and flanges

Day two

Design – Fluid service requirements for piping joints

  • General
  • Welded joints
  • Expanded joints
  • Threaded joints
  • Tubing joints
  • Caulked joints
  • Soldered and brazed joints
  • Special joints

Design – Flexibility and support

  • Piping flexibility
  • Piping support
  • Case study: Piping flexibility
  • Case study: Specification of spring support

Bellows expansion joints

Day three

Design – Systems

  • Specific piping systems
  • Pressure relieving systems

Materials

  • General requirements
  • Materials – miscellaneous
  • Case Study: Selection of materials for low temperature service

Fabrication, assembly, and erection

  • General
  • Welding
  • Preheating
  • Heat treatment
  • Bending and forming
  • Brazing and soldering
  • Assembly and erection

Days three and four

Inspection, examination, and testing

  • Inspection
  • Examination
  • Examination personnel
  • Examination procedures
  • Types of examination
  • Testing
  • Records
  • Case study: Pressure testing

Day four

  • Precautionary considerations
  • Safeguarding
  • Summary
  • Case study: Development of a piping system

Optional code topics

  • Non-metallic piping and piping lined with non-metals
  • High-pressure piping
  • High-purity piping 
Facilitator
Jim E. Meyer P.E.
Reviews
Excellent materials ... the fact that EEA was able to get the ex-chair of the code committee to provide training is excellent. His background knowledge is invaluable and entertaining
Matthew
Really improved my understanding of what ASME B31.3 code is about, as well as real world examples of the basis for the code and what can go wrong
participant
Very practical approach. Really liked the examples. Jim has an excellent way of communicating key points and succinctly covering a large code.
participant
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