Learn how to design safe piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been defining piping safety since 1922, with it's B31 Codes considered as the standards of best practice in many countries across the globe.
This four-day interactive Master Class provides an in-depth review of the bases for the rules and practical applications of the B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code by the organisation responsible for them.
You'll learn the detailed design procedures, and the significant assumptions and available options in piping design from an ASME facilitator (USA).
Real world case studies and activities will be used to demonstrate how the rules are to be applied in practice and how the options can influence the final design. Examples are reviewed showing how outputs from computer analysis can be broken down into understandable pieces and verified that the results are consistent with the actual behaviour of the piping system.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of real issues they have experienced for analyses and class discussion.
Each student must bring his or her own calculator.
This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.
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This course will be run over 4 x 8:30am - 1:00pm AEST sessions on 9-12 November 2021.
Registration for this course will close at 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 4 November 2021.
- Define the analytical basis of piping design rules contained in either the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code or B31.3 Process Piping Code
- Evaluate the significance of the modeling assumptions and how they affect the final design
- Apply the step-by-step design logic for reviewing stress analysis outputs and determine how to locate and resolve problems
- Interpret the significance of the calculated stresses and the importance of stress categories
Is this course for you?
Relevant for piping engineers/designers, developers of piping analysis design software, as well as managers/supervisors of piping design activities.
Topics we'll cover
Review of Design Criteria and Piping Analysis Requirements
- History of Piping Code Requirements
- Analysis options advantages of different approaches
Basic of Analysis Modeling Assumptions
- Design for Friction versus including in analysis model
- Significance of Calculated Stresses
- Significance of Calculated Loads and Load Cases
- Interface with equipment and other piping systems
Parameters Affecting Interface Loads
- Anchor Stiffness
- Support Stiffness and Gaps
- Expansion Joints
- Non-linear restraints and boundary conditions
Detailed Review of Design Analysis Outputs
- Expansion joints in analysis and hand calculations
- Procedures and techniques for checking piping analysis
- Importance of control points in piping models
- Truly checking analysis vs. stopping when you get the answer you want to hear
- Large diameter models
- Small piping and decoupling methods
- SIF and Flexibility factors
- Evaluating sensitivity of models
Summary and Wrap-up
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.